If you plan to carry a paper map (AWOL’s guide, Halfmile’s maps, etc) while on trail, this 1 oz. protector is far superior to a ziploc bag. Also, you can keep your phone out of the rain, dirt, etc and still use the touch screen function through the waterproof layer. A LOT of my fellow hikers used one of these on the Appalachian Trail and sang them praises.

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Have y’all ever used one?

Happy Trails–
Dixie ????


I will be posting a weekly gear-related item. It will always be something I have used or seen used enough that I would recommend. Hopefully, this helps stimulate conversation about gear and assist beginning backpackers with gear selection.

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