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Water Purifier Preview: The Travel Tap

  I really enjoy having so many backpacking and blogging friends in the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world. Especially, when it comes to staying abreast of the latest innovations in lightweight backpacking and hill walking gear and techniques. Take water filters and purifiers, for example. It seems …

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First Need Water Purifier Upgrade

This past year, General Ecology, makers of the First Need Water Purifier system, changed their water purifier cartridges. The old cartridge model was called a First Need Deluxe (left) and the new one is called the First Need XL (right, in photo.) As far as I can tell, the Deluxe …

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Long Trail Gear List: Section One

Here's the gear list that I'm planning to take on my first Long Trail Section hike over the Memorial Day weekend. It comes out to a base weight of 12.5 lbs which is a respectable lightweight load. With water, food, and fuel, I expect my total pack will weigh in …

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