I enjoy being outdoors. Hiking, backpacking and wilderness survival.
Sawyer MINI Water Filter
Works great, bad leak sealing.
Took a brand new Sawyer MINI on a trek on the Wonderland. I had it connected to a Smart Water bottle and would squeeze into a second clean bottle. This worked perfectly for over 60 miles. As I was disconnecting the filter from the bottle, a small white ring fell from the filter and floated down the river. The filter no longer held a seal on either a bottle or squeeze bag. I ended up having to use iodine in a Giardia filled winderness.
REI Flash 60 Backpack - Women's
Perfect fit, size and durable!
I am not easy on my gear, especially my backpacks. I have spent hundreds of miles backpacking, throwing it on the soaking it through in the rain, using it as a seat and even a pillow once in awhile. Zippers on the large main pocket make it easy for stuffing and retrieving gear. Many smaller pockets for miscellaneous supplies. The XS frame is comfortable and fits my smaller body type very comfortable, even with a 36lbs load.