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  • ben maisel commented on ben maisel's instructable Backpacking Tips and Tricks8 months ago
    Backpacking Tips and Tricks

    Thanks for all the comments. I Appreciate the community of backpackers. Just had another great trip, this time to Lyons lake in desolation wilderness in California. Got a few new ideas to share. First, a friend of mine brought a platypus gravity filter, and I am a new convert. Just scoop up the water, hang it from a tree, release the valve and fill your bottle. No more pumping! Also, I have found myself bringing my cell phone and a small power bank or solar charger. I use my phone as a camera and download some books for reading during quiet times around the camp or in my sleeping bag just before I fall asleep. Keeping it in airplane mode usually allows it to last the whole time. Finally, I have made special efforts to find a creek or lake nearby the trailhead so we can all have a...see more »Thanks for all the comments. I Appreciate the community of backpackers. Just had another great trip, this time to Lyons lake in desolation wilderness in California. Got a few new ideas to share. First, a friend of mine brought a platypus gravity filter, and I am a new convert. Just scoop up the water, hang it from a tree, release the valve and fill your bottle. No more pumping! Also, I have found myself bringing my cell phone and a small power bank or solar charger. I use my phone as a camera and download some books for reading during quiet times around the camp or in my sleeping bag just before I fall asleep. Keeping it in airplane mode usually allows it to last the whole time. Finally, I have made special efforts to find a creek or lake nearby the trailhead so we can all have a lovely rinse after hiking the dusty trail back to the car.

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