In this article we are going to take a look at 2 must have pieces of equipment. They are both affordable and suitable for anyone outdoors: camping, fishing, trekking, hunting etc.
The first item we have is a water filtration system. If you haven’t taken a look at water filtration lately you are going to be shocked at how far along it has come.
The second gizmo to look at is a mobile protective case. Whether you just use your phone for snapping photos or making calls (when signal reception permits) you are going to kick yourself if your phone ever gets damaged and you weren’t using one of these.
1) GRAYL Water Filtration
With the GRAYL cup and filters, water purification takes no more than 30 seconds.
All you have to do is:
- Fill up the outer cup with water.
- Press the inner cup down into the outer cup.
- Drink the safe, great tasting water!
Interchangeable filters enable you to customise the level of filtering required based on how trustworthy the source of the water is.
- TAP: removes chemicals and heavy metals
- TRAIL: protects against bacteria and protozoan cysts
- TRAVEL: for the ultimate defence against viruses
It’s not just outdoors enthusiasts that love this product. For people spending time in developing countries it’s an indispensable tool for cleaning tap water.
2) LifeProof Mobile Device Cases
No matter where your phone is when you are outdoors, it is never as safe as you may think.
In your pocket: it can easily slip out at any moment and get damaged bouncing on hard ground or falling into the water.
In a pack: any leaks, knocks or scrapes can cause a knockout blow to an expensive device.
The best case scenario is that any of the photos you’ve been taking are safe on the memory card – and that you have a backup communications device in case of emergency.
The cases from LifeProof are designed to protect against all possible unwanted attention your mobile could be the recipient of: water, dirt, shock and snow.
The downside is that the cases aren’t available for every manufacturer and model out there. Most of the top Apple products such as iPad, iPhone and even iPod are covered – as are Samsung’s popular “S” series phones.
You could probably pick up cheaper protective cases, but it’s worth bearing in mind that the difference in quality if something happens, could be the difference between having to buy a new phone or not.