I get a lot of questions what to bring into the wilderness or on my hike? The answer is never easy nor simple. But one thing is for sure. Ask yourself what you plan to do on hike or location, you are about to visit, how long you plan to stay and what projects will you do? Answering these question will get you in an easy spot to choose a gear you need or what to buy, if you lack certain critical piece. What to buy? Again, many many items and manufacturers to choose from: 1. Military or outdoor special manufacturers / shops 2. Super big sport shops (Sport2000, Sport Direct, ...) 3. Online specialized outdoor shops 4. Chinese market: Aliexpress / Alibaba 5. Ebay / Amazon 6. General hardware shops 7. Markets in general Price and quality are the main perks here. But always ask yourself: How much do I really need this equipment.