The July issue of Backpacker Magazine has their 2012 Editors Choice awards for Gear.

As I mentioned in my first bulletin, their April issue had their Gear Guide.

We recommend you rent and borrow as much as you can, and check out what everyone else has and what works best in the field before you buy.
Rental information is at

Water Filters:
One of the items they recommended in the editor's choice issue was the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter.
You don't need a water filter, we will be providing Micropur tablets (this is a change from the original equipment list which said we would use iodine tablets.) We will have a couple of filters you can demo to see if you like them. There are pros and cons to these.
See my page on water purification at:

Other Gear Guides:
Sierra Club Knapsack committee:
My notes:

Don (732) 560-0369, mobile: 848 203-4814

last updated 3 July 2012