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Portable Water Filters Are Great For Fishing Rafting and Kayaking

Updated on October 17, 2011

Get Drinking Water From the River!

If you have an active lifestyle you know better than anyone just how important it is to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is the key to staying healthy and alert-especially when you spend a lot of time outdoors, where you need to make sure all of your five senses are working properly. Of course, staying hydrated when you are on the go is easier said than done. You need water filters that make your water safe to drink - wherever you are.

If you spend a lot of time hiking or playing outdoors, you probably don't want to be saddled with a giant water bottle everywhere you go-it's heavy and bulky and gets in the way of what would otherwise be a trouble free day.

Of course, you do need to stay hydrated.

Drinking enough water every day (the recommended daily allowance is eight glasses) is imperative if you want to stay healthy. Dehydration can cause more problems than you think. Dehydration is more than simply feeling thirsty. When you are truly dehydrated, you can have organ problems, run into mental blocks and be more susceptible to infection. It is physically painful to be dehydrated.

If you lead an active lifestyle you have probably experienced some form of dehydration before and you know that it is no laughing matter. You know how important it is to drink enough water-especially if you plan on exercising or spending time outdoors.

A Berkey sports water bottle can filter water from rivers, streams, lakes and of course - the tap.
A Berkey sports water bottle can filter water from rivers, streams, lakes and of course - the tap.

Stay hydrated so you can stay out on the water LONGER

So how do you stay hydrated when you go camping or hiking and aren't near a convenient clean water source? You don't want to carry multiple bottles of water with you and you aren't sure if you trust river water anymore. The answer is simple! Invest in a portable water purifier or a portable water filter. Portable water filters travel easily with you wherever you go and they turn any water source into a safe water source.

When you invest in a portable water filter or a portable water purifier, you can drink water from the streams and rivers and not worry about pollution!

Portable water filters and portable water purifiers are especially handy on boating trips like rafting or kayaking. These tools are easy to carry and they don't take up much space, so you can even take them along when your boat is small!

Not all Portable water filters are the same. Make sure your sports water bottle filter eliminates bacteria like e-coli, salmonella and chemicals pollutants.

You can find portable water filters and purifiers wherever you would normally purchase water filters or purifiers for your taps. Most stores keep them in the same section as the tap filters (though you might also check in the outdoors section to see if there isn't something lighter weight).

You can also order the filters and purifiers through catalogs or over the internet. Make sure to take some time and read some product reviews to make sure that you get the purifier and/or filter that is right for you!

Staying hydrated outdoors no longer has to be a problem. With a portable water filter or portable water purifier, you have easy access to clean water wherever you are!

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      Mark Moller 

      8 years ago

      Portable filters are good for outdoor adventures. I wish I had had one once when hiking and I went a little too far off trail with less supplies than I needed to make it back with.

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      laurens health 

      10 years ago

      That is so cool!! It looks a lot easier than just lugging a big cooler of bottled water when we go out. I bet it's a lot better for the environment too....less bottled water. And less expensive.

      Good point about finding one that filters out all the crap. I imagine there's a lot of bad stuff in the water....what with factories dumping and all that.

      When I'm out, I always need to drink a lot of water to keep myself hydrated...for some reason I dehydrate really easily.

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