No more pumping or squeezing! Convert a Sawyer Squeeze or Hydroblu Versa Flow water filter and let gravity do the work of filtering water.
Like pretty much everyone who backpacks, I learned that I needed to lighten my load to make the trips I do take less of a toll on my body. With the purchase of a few new items, and the leaving behind of a few more, I’ve cut just over 10 pounds from my pack weight.
I am one of the unlucky souls that mosquitoes love, yet I don’t want that to stop me from being able to go hiking and backpacking. To prepare for trips into areas that are known to have a lot of the biting nuisances, I use a three-step method.
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