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A clean water source is an essential ingredient for extended trips, and it’s best not to carry large amounts of water in your pack. Having a water filter can extend your range, depending on the geography, for many days. It is a vital component to backpackers and outdoorsmen. I was able to use the Katadyn
A good tent is light and durable. I have camped in this model in a variety of climates, from 10,000 feet elevation sitting on six feet of snow, to along the ocean in Monterey. It’s versatile and light enough for backpacking long distances and sleeps three comfortably, if you like each other.
Setting out to find a trusty watch as a hiker was a larger endeavor than I had thought. Let me explain. I wanted to find a watch that would do everything: one that was versatile enough to be both worthy in the field, and fitting for the office. Most of us have a 9-5 to
I have taken these poles on nearly every adventure, especially ones involving an overnight pack, and I have found them to be quite durable and even indispensable at times. By the end of my journey to Sykes Hot Springs, I would not have been able to make the last stream crossing without them, and on
The Magellan ToughCase is a well-rounded GPS device; at $179.99, it expands your iPhone’s GPS with a SiRFstar III chip, making it easy to get a signal in canyons and backcountry. It also features water and shock resistance, and expands your iPhone’s battery life. I do not recommend it for trips longer than 2 days.