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

By Andrew Skurka / March 27, 2018 / 52 Comments

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…