Eight Overlooked Essentials Every Thru-Hiker And Backpacker Should Carry
2. Mini Water Filter
Water filters such as the Sawyer Mini or the infamous Lifestraw are both reliable and can be used as a straw to drink directly from the source or to store water in a bladder and effectively remove 99.9% of water-borne protozoa. For those who want the reassurance of an emergency, back-up supply, a second bladder can be carried and filled and attached to the filter when the original bladder is empty.