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Backcountry Water Sources

When you’re out on a long day hike or a backpacking trip, you will eventually run out of water and need to resupply. When that happens, it helps to understand what’s a good water source and what’s an iffy one. Water Sources to Avoid Here are some general rules of …

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Seychelle Water Bottle and Purifer

I got a new water purifier a few weeks ago from Seychelle.com that works with a screw top bottle. The filter element qualifies as a purifier because it is EPA approved to remove viruses and bacteria to 99.9999%, and other biologicals like Giardia and Cryptosporidium to 99.99%. That’s excellent. It …

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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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Platypus Hang Loop Trick

When I set up a shelter for the night, I always try to fill up two, 3 L platypus hydration bladders with water before I start cooking dinner: one for camp and one for the next day, so I can get an early start. However, depending on the distance between …

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Autumn Lightweight Backpacking Gear List

  Here’s the gear list I used in on my last section hike over Mt. Greylock and up the Appalachian Trail into Southern Vermont during the long Columbus Day weekend. Designed for mid-autumn, it is a good deal heavier at 15 lbs. than the 10-11 lb. base weight I was …

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Backpacking Hygiene Essential: Purell

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  When I go day hiking or backpacking I always bring a long a small bottle of Purell hand sanitizer (left.) I buy it in bulk and repackage it to save weight, but you can also buy small bottles of it (right) in many drug stores or supermarkets. Purell's primary …

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Gear List: Long Trail Section Two

I made a lot of changes to my gear list on my last Long Trail section hike from Clarendon Gorge to Bromley Mountain, particularly around my sleep system, changing from a hammock to a tarp tent. Despite some condensation issues with the tent in high humidity conditions, I'm going to …

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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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