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Steripen
Can't speak for anybody else but the Steripen Adventurer Opti has never, ever failed me. I carry spare batteries and chlorine dioxide tablets and I have never been forced to use the tablets...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 10, 9:43pm

Sawyer and Steripen
In my opinion the Sawyer system is the best system I have used for any trip with more than two people... Perhaps even best for any trip when not flying solo. The reason is, any system is fine f...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 09, 7:33pm

regular platypus
This is probably obvious, but any of the regular Platy bags will work great. 1L and 2L. Never seen a 3L Platy that wasn't a Hoser however. Did a quick search and couldn't seem to find o...

In GEAR » Platypus Hoser-style Bags
June 06, 1:48pm

durability
What if, instead of going cheap and light you go for durable and breathable? OR Ferrosi Hoody is made of a Cordura two-way stretch soft shell material, breathes with the best of 'em while s...

In GEAR » Affordable Windshirt?
June 04, 8:56am

upsides
The biggest upside to using a bivy is not having to stake it out and construct a pole skeleton to erect it. This is a big advantage for speed and also in very windy conditions. It is also good for ...

In GEAR » Borah Gear Snowyside Bivy- Full Review!
May 30, 9:49am

complicated subject
Alexandra, you sure have become infamous around here, but I'll take a stab at giving you some advice. With water purification it seems like the more you know the worse off you are. UV and...

In GEAR » Do I have any other option for a water purifier a part from the Steripen and Sawyer models?
May 29, 2:51pm

Preorder
I had preordered a week's worth of Soylent during their Kickstarter-esque campaign about a year ago in June. I am still waiting for the goods, which Rob Rhinehart and crew swear up and down...

In GEAR » Soylent
May 13, 11:34am

Thanks, keep it coming
I do already have a Chrome Dome. I hadn't initially considered bringing it but that certainly seems worth considering. Regarding slot canyons and flash flooding, are there usually warnings b...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 13, 8:40am

Re: clothing:
> Escalante is a huge diverse swatch of land. You can either be on sandstone/red rock or sage brush mountain sides. What type of hiking/backpacking do you plan on doing? I don't know yet...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 12, 2:35pm

Clothing for desert hiking
Looking at hiking Escalante in southern Utah around July/August and thinking about what kind of clothing is appropriate for high desert hiking. There seems to be several schools of thought -- w...

In GEAR » Clothing for desert hiking
May 12, 2:17pm

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