Water Treatment/Hydration

The Best Hydration Bladders for Backpacking

The Best Hydration Bladders for Backpacking

Hydration bladders, or reservoirs, have become popular among outdoor enthusiasts in the last 20 years or so.  If you like to stay hydrated on the trail but hate to waste time fiddling with a water bottle that you may or may not have to take […]

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MSR Trailshot Review

MSR Trailshot Review

STARTING AT $49.95 ON AMAZON   Quick Overview Product: MSR Trailshot Microfilter Price: $49.95 Dimensions: 6 x 2.4 inches Weight: 5.2 ounces Filter Medium: Advanced hollow fibers Housing Material: Silicone, BPA Free Removes/Destroys: Protozoa (99.9%) and Bacteria (99.9999%) Warranty: Limited Made in the USA The […]

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What is the best water filter for backpacking?

What is the best water filter for backpacking?

One of the most important pieces of gear in any backpacker’s pack is their water treatment system.  You should assume any water source is potentially contaminated and filter it before consuming, cleaning foods, cleaning pots, or using it for brushing your teeth.   I’ve read […]

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Sawyer Water Filter Review – The Easy Way to Filter is to Squeeze

Sawyer Water Filter Review – The Easy Way to Filter is to Squeeze

$44.54 on Amazon  Quick Overview  Product:  Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Price:  $49.95 Dimensions:  5×2 inches Weight:  3 oz Filter Medium:  Hollow Fiber Membrane Removes/Destroys:  Protozoa and Bacteria down to 0.1 microns Warranty:  Lifetime The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter, Product Overview With each new backpacking season, […]

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Replacing Electrolytes Naturally – Real Food and Water is All You Need

Replacing Electrolytes Naturally – Real Food and Water is All You Need

What are Electrolytes and Why Do I Need Them? If you are backpacking, especially during the warmer summer months, you are going to be sweating.  When you sweat, you not only lose water but also salts such as sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. These […]

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