What to do while you can’t travel? Prepare for when you can.
You could spend your stuck-at-home time watching the U.S. map change color with the rise of coronavirus cases and checking your news feed on Europe’s reopening plans. Or you could use this lull for more productive and mentally healthy pursuits: Preparing for when the gates of travel finally swing open. Many tasks can be performed without a trip on the books, such as applying for TSA PreCheck, renewing your passport, restocking your car’s emergency kit and waterproofing your camping gear. Others, such as procuring malaria pills and an International Driver’s Permit, require a departure date. Stick these tasks on your to-do list, which will be significantly shorter once you activate your readiness plan.
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May 6, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Fresh drinking water is essential. This water filtration system ensures you will never run out as long as there is a nearby natural water source. It can filter out bacteria, protozoa and microplastics.
Faster and more efficient than pumping or waiting for chemical treatments, the Sawyer Squeeze System offers on-the-go hydration at a good flow. This product is long-lasting, affordable, reliable, cleanable, and very user-friendly.
But Sawyer was way ahead of me — 15 years ahead, to be precise. In 2008, the brand started its Clean Water for All initiative, which provides Sawyer filters to developing countries around the world. And the company spends 90% of its profits funding it.