For the thirteenth episode of the Modern Outdoor Survival weekly podcast, we talk about junk.
Everyone has a corner of a drawer, cupboard or room which acts as a graveyard for purchases that haven't worked out. The attraction of shiny gear which can sing and dance and quote Shakespeare whilst processing a tree can often be too much to resist, but the phrase "too good to be true" is based on fact.
The thought process behind investing in an item is a winding path, it is worth weighing up whether that item will be useful, is necessary for the trip you have in mind, and is worth any penalties it may cause (weight etc.) Whether you are going to rely on a stove to feed you, a filter to make your water safe, or a sleep system to enable you to get enough sleep to function safely, it is worthwhile doing research and analysing any recommendations which you read.
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