If you've had a great summer of hiking and backpacking, your gear might need a little love before you pack it away for winter. Here's what I do at the end of each season to keep my gear in good condition year after year.
Nothing worse than a funky water bottle, moldy hydration hose, or clogged water filter. Take the time to flush these with clean water and a few drops of bleach and they'll stay fresh for your next trip.
Clean Water Systems
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After many miles up close and personal with your body, your backpack is bound to get a little grungy. Empty out all the pockets (ALL of them) and give it a good soapy soak in the sink or tub. Some models can even be washed in a washing machine.
Clean Your Backpack
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