Unfortunately my big overseas trip for the year got canned. However, I was fortunate enough to get some hiking time this summer in Chamonix, France.
It was a great time. I wish I had spent more time there.
Looking for a new water filter/sterilizer for backcountry and semi-backcountry use. What's everyone use? Filter or sterilizer or both? Weight isn't that much is a concern as these aren't ultralight trips.
On another note I did a day hike yesterday in NY along part of the Appalachian Trail and was surprised to find so many people hiking the whole thing.
i used tablets with some chlorine compound during my hike in Atlas, they did the job fine. They were not too expensive 13 bucks for 40 pills. Approx 1g pill goes for 1-1,5 liters of water so it's not too much extra weight :) After water was disinfected (took 30-60mins dont remember) I threw in some vitamin pills to improve taste and get some electrolytes back... remember less weight = more food