Learn several techniques to purify water in the backcountry.
An iodine treatment that doesn't taste like iodine.
A lightweight, six-liter bag.
This ultralight water purifier is fast, easy, and leaves zero aftertaste.
A water bottle that makes chemically treated water taste better.
Water bottle and filter in one.
An easy-to-use tool that zaps water drinkable withe the use of ultraviolet rays.
A fast, effective way to filter water for a big group.
A lightweight filter that filters at a rate of three liters per minute.
A 32-ounce dip-and-sip filter that lets you refill in about 10 seconds.
Strain and filter your water with this SteriPen product.
Filter water for a group with this big bladder.
Remove most micro-nasties, draw water from barely-there puddles, and quench thirst fast with the versatile pump filter.
From sleeping pads to trekking poles, we'll have you good to go in no time.
We tested more than 500 products–stoves, clothes, cameras, filters, tech tools, knives, and meals–to find these proven performers.
4 backcountry brew gadgets even the snobbiest baristas will love.
The Backpacker testers try out some ingenious products for photo taking, map making, screen cleaning, and portable recharging.
A water bottle that doubles as an emergency lantern.
Liven up your purified water.
It's simple: Unless you like getting sick, treat all of your water. Follow these 10 essentials to find and maintain the right filter.
Use ziplock baggies with your water purifiers for extra safety.
What to do if your filter head does not have an adapter for your water bottle.
How to fill a water bottle without getting all wet.
See if your stove or water filter is safe to repair.
Make sure your water purifier doesn't leave you high and dry.
Tips to keep water filters filtering.