I'm very interested in ways to cut weight off my gear. I'm into minimalistic camping. Also, I need to get better at preparing for bad weather camping. I don't mean camping in big places with loads of facilities. I'm talking alternative, as in long hikes and far away places, without a vehicle. Any tips to share? Or just sharing experiences? Another thing. Did you ever try those filters for purifying water? I use drops. Care to share your experience? Here's a place to talk anything outdoors, hiking, trails, running on mountains, deserted beaches, kayaking.