Everything You Need for a Backyard Movie Night
Make your summer celebrations the envy of the neighborhood by turning your backyard into an outdoor theater. We’ve tested everything you need, from projectors to speakers to portable seats.
The outdoors is full of biting and stinging things. Don’t let them ruin your good times. These insect repellents will help keep the mosquitos at bay.
As good as DEET without the stink - Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent
This EPA-approved picaridin formula is safe, effective, and packaged in a bottle that’s better than competitors at spraying evenly and accurately.
If you prefer DEET - Cutter Backwoods Dry
DEET formulas work and are widely available—but they aren’t more effective than picaridin (and they tend to smell bad and feel oily). Cutter Backwoods Dry, with its even aerosol spray and locking cap, is the best DEET repellent we’ve found.
Best for area control - Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repeller Gen 2.0
With a unique rechargeable-battery fuel source, a longer-lasting repellent supply, and an automatic shutoff timer, the Radius is easier to use than other spatial mosquito repellents.
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).