I am a nature lover and am always interested in what works for other people; so I am thrilled to share what works best for me to help others.
Paria Outdoor Products Bryce Two Person Ultralight Tent and Footprint
Love my Paria Tent!
I have taken this tent with me in several backpack excursions. Very lightweight, packs small and is super durable. It’s truly a 4 season tent. I have had it in cold weather and wind, 25 degrees, and warm weather, 95 degrees, had been great for both. Never once has condensation built up on it (unlike my other tents) rain cover stakes out nicely to allow air flow, but just the right amount apparently to not collect the wet. Waterproof around the bottom comes up about 3 inches in case of a heavy rain keeping you dry. Just right for 2 plenty of space for 1. Totally recommend this tent.
MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove
Boils water FAST! Tiny & Mighty!
Bring a piece of foil with you or build up some rocks to block the wind if necessary. But this thing works great and doesn’t even seem to use much gas! Folds up and fits in my mini camping cup with a three lighters and foldable plastic wear. Fires up every time :).
Sawyer MINI Water Filter
Love this Filter!
I love my Sawyer Mini Water Filter. I remember when I used to be hesitant about the efficacy of those to tiny filters, now it’s not even a thought in my mind. The water is delicious every time and never once a worry in the stomach. It’s no argument in my mind, either carry 5-10 pounds of water or carry this tiny thing in a small day back or waist pack. This filter and pouch, along with a water bottle for filling is all that is needed. If I am on a hike and there is water, as there almost always is, I prefer to not be bogged down. The water f TV rom steams and alpine lakes tastes better than any faucet or store bought water any day! Fresh, cold, clean water every time! So yummy! P.S I do always back flush the filter to make sure the next bottle is always as good as the first.