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RE: Water Purification while Boondocking - USExplorer - 07-15-2016

I use chlorine dioxide purification drops from Aquamira. They are not cheap, at 13 bucks for 30 gallons, but they are effective at killing everything from viruses to cryptosporidium, unlike bleach or iodine. They also leave no taste in the water. Aquamira is a great company as well, I had one of my kits leak in my backpack and they sent me two more free of charge after I told them.

Water gathered from running mountain creeks rarely requires filtration. The only filter I have is one of those emergency straw filters. My water consumption when camping is very low, less than 1 gallon per day, and I move around so much that I rarely need to filter large quantities of backcountry water.