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General Hiking Gear Vendor Review

In the last 18 months I have been wrapping my head around all things hiking, camping and survival. At some point I became obsessed with The 5 C's of Survival and then the Rule of 3s. At some point the 5 C's because the 10 C's but in the end every hiker should at least know these rules and concepts because a disaster is always just around the corner or one wrong step.

Cut
Cordage
Combustian
Cover
Container
3 minutes without air
3 hours without shelter
3 days without water
3 weeks without food

Keep in mind that the rule of 3 has more to do with "at rest" because if you were on the move or hiking then you are burning calories and water. The AMA makes certain recommendation about the amount of water per day at rest and while active. Most hikers talk about 1L of water per 4 miles. Ultralight stoveless hikers do not generally carry metal containers but maybe they should just in case they need to boil water etc.

And I ask myself "Why Ultralight?". Well it'…