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How to Choose Mosquito Repellent

Insect repellents work by making us unattractive to biting bugs like mosquitos, ticks, and flies: just apply the repellent and they should avoid the treated area. Mosquito repellents in particular do this in a number of ways, using either synthetic or natural chemicals. How can you choose the best product, though? It depends. Think not only about what active ingredient you want in a mosquito repellent, but also about how long and where you need to be protected.

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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!

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Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

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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).

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