Did you see Reese Witherspoon’sWild? If you did, you probably have a case of hiking Wanderlust. If you didn’t, don’t bother — the real thing isway better.
To help you live out your dreams of paving — well, really walking — your own path, we asked Jennifer Pharr Davis, a hiker, speaker, entrepreneur and author who has explored trails in all 50 statesandset the endurance record on teh 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail to recommend the 5 must-have items to take with you on your outdoors-y adventures.
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1. Sawyer Mini Water Filter :This is a 2 oz. filter that screws on to the threads of most water bottles. It’s the finestmicrofilteron the market and good for 100,000 gallons of purified water. For less than $30 this is a highly effective and affordable piece of gear.
2. Fits Socks :Everyone knows that footwear is important on the trail but most people forget how integral socks are when hiking. FITS are very comfortable and lightly padded wool socks that specialize inwickingmoisture away from your foot. Plus they only have one seam so there’s less rubbing. FITS are made in the USA by the oldest continuously operating sock manufacturing plant in the country.