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Re: Water filter or Purifier Tablets?

Postby MountainMinstrel » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:54 pm

You can call me paranoid if you want, but I filter all my water. You just never know what is upstream from you. I have only been backpacking again for the last three years, but in that time, I have seen things that make me glad I filter (a carcass in an otherwise pristine stream, and people not following the rules for camping literally on top of streams). IMHO, a filter is worth its weight in peace of mind.
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Re: Water filter or Purifier Tablets?

Postby hikerbob » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:58 pm

Hello Kevin,
Hey I'm a newbie to this forum also. Seems like a great place to exchange thoughts, Ideas and experiences in the sierras.

I have never really had a bad experience drinking water from sierra snow melt or other apparently "safe" flows of water. Common sense of where you pull water, of course. I did recently buy some aqua purifier tablets for my emergency/first aid kit but my guess is I'll probably never need them.

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