This is how to purify water while backpacking. The backpacking water filter that I use is lightweight and fits easily into my backpack, along with other gear. Out of best practice, I always boil my purified water for at least five minutes, before uses it for cooking or drinking. #WaterFilter
I'm at campsite 37 in the Smoky Mountains National Forest. Always lift your pack prior to sleeping on the bear pulley system.
The Sipsey Wilderness in Bankhead National Forest is one of my favorite destinations for backpacking. Every trail provides unique challenges and no two hikes ever feel the same! #backpacking
Survival skills are learned by experience and are not taught.