Tag Archives: Katadyn Hiker Pro

First Look at the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Recently, I have seen a number of people’s videos as well as blog reviews (and not to mention quite a bit of forum talk) of the Sawyer Squeeze. Here are a few: YouTube Video by Trent Tyre Review by John Abela from … Continue reading

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I Put Kool-Aid In That!!

My water, that is… I add Kool-Aid to my water while I am hiking along the trail… I love me some Grape Kool-Aid (and before you ask, no, it has nothing to do with Tinny’s Cult).

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Smart. Light. Cheap.

Going lighter is not just about lightening up the bigger items in my pack (or the pack itself), but also the small things. Of course the weight savings from the small items will not be as sexy, or as much … Continue reading

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My Water System

The formula for successful backpacking for any hiker is by finding out what works for you. What works for one person will more-than-likely not work for the next, and this is true in every aspect when backpacking. Everyone will have … Continue reading

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