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LifeStraw to treat water on the trail

July 28, 2014

CMCPisgahlifestraw04A.jpgClean potable water is a must in the woods. On a dayhike, I just take two quarts of water from my tap at home. But on a backpack, I need a water treatment system.

Over the years, I've used various water pumps which got lighter and lighter as time went on. Then I moved to streripens but I never felt comfortable that I was using it right.

On short backpacks or long dayhikes, nothing is lighter or more idiot-proof than iodine tablets; I keep them in my first aid kit. But you can't use iodine tablets indefinitely. They're not recommended for the length of the A.T.

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