Great Gear to Help You Explore Nature (While Social Distancing)
Social distancing is wise—and absolutely necessary right now—but that doesn’t have to mean hunkering down indoors. Taking a hike, as long as you can safely get to a not-crowded park or trail, can keep you appropriately far from other people while also helping to reduce your anxiety levels. Here’s the gear we wear or take with us when we head into the wilderness.
See the full article by Christine Ryan on Wirecutter's website here.
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Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.
Ultra-compact and lightweight
I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.