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Old 11-26-2020, 07:11 PM   #1
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To any and all hikers:

What do you use to purify water while hiking? There are alot of options on Amazon. Toting water along can't be very cumbersome. Looking for another solution. TIA

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Old 11-26-2020, 08:36 PM   #2
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There are a ton of options out there. Over the years I've used a couple different filters, but currently I'm using the chlorine dioxide drops from Aqua Mira. So lightweight and easy to use. https://www.aquamira.com/product/aqu...v=e75edac1b83f
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:42 PM   #3
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This is a complicated question with a multitude of choices.

Are you asking for a two hour walk or an overnight trip?

If just a short 2-5 mile hike, a nice daybag can easily carry a quart of water and snacks, jacket etc. For hikes in cool weather K & C often carry hot tea (and snacks) for break time.

For an overnight backpack where more water is needed than can be carried, I use a gravity filter or pump. There are some very small, light devices out these days.

I personally dislike chemical treatments because of taste. And you have to be really careful with temps and contact time.

There are little "straw" like filters out now so you can suck water from small streams.

There are battery powered UV wands. You can drink "safe" water with dead bugs floating around!

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https://www.rei.com/search?q=water+filters

click on "chosing a water filter" at the top = more than you want to know.

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Old 11-27-2020, 08:06 PM   #4
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I plan on getting a sawyer squeeze this month as hauling around 10 bottles of water gets old
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I've been using an older version of this filter for 20 years, with no real complaints. Attaches to a Nalgene bottle, completely field serviceable, with a replaceable ceramic filter.

https://www.rei.com/product/695265/m...x-water-filter
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Old 12-06-2020, 10:21 AM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback and for your time!

I think I am going to invest in one of these.

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