Water storage & purification


Clean water on-the-run || Review: Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Filter Bottle

By Andrew Skurka / October 16, 2019 /

Motivated by the impending arrival of winter, last month and earlier this month I undertook five of the most fun and most adventurous trail runs of my life. Natural water sources were abundant during these 5- to 11-hour efforts, but I was skeptical of their quality. By late-summer in Rocky Mountain National Park and the…

Tutorial: Methods to purify backcountry water || Pros, cons & my picks

By Andrew Skurka / March 27, 2018 /

How to purify water from backcountry sources There are four basic techniques for treating water: Boiling Filtration Chemicals Ultraviolet light Boiling is time-tested, but impractical as a regular treatment: it consumes time and fuel, and hot water is normally unsatisfying to drink. I rely on this method only when I’m heating up water anyway for…

Giveaway || Start your week right: Win a Hydro Flask Water Bottle & Food Flask

By Andrew Skurka / March 20, 2017 /

Ugh, Monday. This week I relate more than I normally do: three flights in five days, and three full days without my BFF, who makes everyday better around here. Okay, onto the reason you are really here — a free giveaway of a new: 40-oz Hydro Flask Water Bottle 18-oz Hydro Flask Food Flask These…

Win two 70-oz collapsible Platy Bottles || Holiday Giveaway #4

By Andrew Skurka / December 11, 2016 /

Three more days to go! Yesterday’s winner Dave A. was the winner of the Esbit Cook Set. Congats! Good luck today! Today’s giveaway I add 70-oz Platy Bottles to my kit in two instances: In arid environments, when I need to load up on water to get through dry stretches, and On casual trips, when…