View Full Version : Water purification tablets for backpacking?
08-10-2006, 03:59 PM
I am going backpacking for 5 days and I can¬ít possibly carry enough water. A backpacker recommended water purification tablets to use for the stream water. She said it contains iodine. So what do you guys think of that? If that¬ís no good then what other option would I have? :confused:
08-10-2006, 04:12 PM
Wow, hmm...I dunno!! That's a tough one, maybe someone will come along! *bumpity bump*
08-10-2006, 04:31 PM
How about the water filter thing? It is very small and easy to pack and supposedly takes 99.8888% of bacteria and bad stuff out? Or you can just boil your water. I read in some backpacking outdoor books that the tablet should be kept along - just in case more for emergency situations. There are some very good water filters on the market for 30-50 bucks.
08-10-2006, 04:45 PM
There is a thread on here about water water bottles. Many bottles have built in filters. They are on ebay also. That would be the way I would go.
08-10-2006, 06:08 PM
IMO the iodine tabs are a good idea to have along, but they flavor the water in a not so pleasent way. My first choice is always boil (simple no frills, cheap) followed by a filter pump.
have a great time :)
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