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Gear Review: Stay Alive Hiker's Pack

Gear Review: Stay Alive Hiker's Pack

Safety is the word when you're out on the trail. Which is why you must always (yes, always) carry your 10 essentials. But knowing exactly what to get, or even remembering to pack all of them, can be a overwhelming for some. Check out our gear review of the Stay Alive Hiker's Pack.

Sawyer’s Clean Water Movement: How One Outdoor Retailer Is Giving Back In Big Ways

Sawyer’s Clean Water Movement: How One Outdoor Retailer Is Giving Back In Big Ways

Can you imagine your life without clean water?

Just for a moment, try to visualize what that would be like: your drinking water is infested with feces, showers are scarce if at all, and you’re probably really, really sick.

Not just sick with a cold. Sick with a fever. Vomiting. Chills. Headaches. Diarrhea. 

Can you imagine that life?

You probably can’t. Because it’s unimaginable. And because no one should ever have to live without access to clean water.

People shouldn’t have to risk their lives every time they take a drink. Children shouldn’t die from waterborne disease before their 5th birthday. 

And the United Nations agrees. In 2010, the organization deemed clean drinking water and sanitation to be essential human rights for all.

But illnesses due to poor water quality are still happening every day. And they're not going away. Not unless we do something…