It is the most important thing to ‘get right’ when you’re out exploring remote areas: water purification. If there’s anything that can have a dramatic, and often dangerous, impact on your adventure it is drinking contaminated water. And really, it is a simple thing to avoid, provided your purification system works.
There are few things better than hiking solo – especially if it’s an overnight escape; packing a few essentials into your pack – food, water, stove, sleeping gear – is the true definition of simplicity. Of course, besides all this gear, you also need a shelter. Ideally, this shelter must be light in weight but still robust enough to withstand those often-wild spring/summer/autumn storms we can cop on the east coast of Australia. Finding that combo of lightweight and tough construction, however, isn’t always easy.