What is the best thing to bring backpacking to filter water?

  1. timmartin profile image
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    timmartinposted 7 years ago

    What is the best thing to bring backpacking to filter water?

    I've used water pumps and iodine tablets. I've also heard of UV light systems.

  2. Ren Chin profile image83
    Ren Chinposted 7 years ago

    a water filter - pump.  Get one with a carbon core - it is good for making the taste of the water that much better than using iodine pills and chlorine purifier additives.  MSR and Katydyn both make  great lightweight "micro filters" that are perfect for backpacking.  They are very effective at filtering out bacteria and protozoa (esp cryptosporidium and giardia.

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