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Bring Along a Camping Water Filter

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Do you love camping? Don't forget your camping water filter!It's
great to be outside and feel like you're at one with nature, living off
the land. No electronic gadgets or work stress to worry about, just
being off the grid.When I am out camping I always imagine what it
would have been like to be a frontiersman out walking the same forests
hundreds of years earlier. I wonder what they did to keep warm and dry
before the advent of Gor-tex and Thinsulate! Could have been pretty
uncomfortable I imagine.One of the other nice modern conveniences
we have is camping water filters.It's not really glamorous... I
imagine our forebears enjoyed dipping the canteen right into fresh
mountain streams that they found along their journeys.However,
water-borne illnesses were present and common, and serious back in the
day, and they are now. We just don't hear about them much because we
have such readily available water treatment systems at our disposal.It's
important to realize that your filter is doing more than just getting
sand, leaves and mud out of your water. It's also screening out harmful
bacteria, like giardia, that can make you sick!I used to go to a
campground where they had a picture of a Doe peeing in the river. The
caption said, "Her Relief - Your Grief." This is how giardia is
transferred, and trust me - you don't want it!When it comes to
camping water filters, you have several different options.First -
you have a hand-held filter and pump. This pumps water out of the lake
or river and into your water bottle, passing it through a filtration
system first. You have to manually pump the water through, but it's easy
- even little bitty boy scouts can do it.Second - you have a
built-in filter in your water bottle. Just fill up the water bottle and
go... sort of like a Britta water filter, the water will go through the
filter and be clean by the time you drink it.Third - you have an
ultra-violet water treatment system, like the SteriPen, which blasts
your water with light rays, to sterilize it and kill microbes.There
are also various pills and drops you can put in your water. I've used
iodine drops before, but I found they stained my teeth yellow. Also, you
want to be careful of putting additives in your water, because you will
be consuming those chemicals yourself. They may be the lesser of two
evils.Personally, I think a camping water filter is the way to
go. You can get one to share with your whole family, or get everyone his
own in-bottle filter. It's nice to have options.





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