6 Things Men Really Need For Christmas
Because unfortunately you can't gift-wrap a good, hard look in the mirror.
'Tis the season for holiday gift guides, all proclaiming they have the answer to an age-old question: What do I buy for the men in my life? Each insist the answer lies in niche electronics, boring ties and unironic barbecue aprons. We can't blame you for falling victim to this trap. What exactly do you buy for someone who hasn't been inundated all their lives with the toxic cultural perception that certain material assets are required to achieve personhood? In other words, what do you get for someone who has it all, social hierarchy-wise?
See the full gift guide by Alyssa Hirose on Vancouver Magazine's website here.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).