you can lead a hiker to water
This article is published in 7/3/2014 (1928 days ago)
Therefore, the information in it may no longer be up to date. After a three-
Last fall, I used a bunch of beloved equipment for years to end in a huge gear exchange in the sky.
The Canon camera I shot in Africa accidentally landed in a car in the South trailer head parking lot.
A pair of Colombian hiking boots I started wearing in 2005 was finally soaked in decay and had to be discarded like hazardous waste.
Since 1998, Pur water filters have been put into use in dozens of canoe trips, placed with adhesive tape, and finally spewed out the last charcoal jet --scented water.
While I\'m sorry to have lost the camera and missed the boots, even though they were dirty, what I really missed was the water filter that had an ergonomic handle that could be filled with one
Rose in less than five minutes.
Water purification is an important task in any wilderness trip.
No matter where you go, you have to find a way to get clean water.
Here are some common purification options when I start looking for new filters: how do they work: Most hands
The water pump filter usually includes two or three filtration devices: ceramic pre-filter
Filter to remove large particles, charcoal or carbon filters and glass-
Remove tiny fiber filtersorganisms.
The hand pump passes the water through the device.
Advantages: the hand pump is convenient to use and the working speed is relatively fast.
I swear by basic Pur.
Cons: hand pumps are easily blocked or broken given all the parts.
Maintenance must be careful.
Fee: over $75.
How they work: gravity filters are essentially large funnel bags discharged through carbon and fiberglass filters.
You scoop a few liters of water into the bag, close it and hang it on the tree.
Advantages: No pump is required.
You can perform other camp tasks when water filters.
For a few people, you can also fill a few bottles with a bucket of water.
Cons: not as fast as manual pumping.
Larger groups are more convenient.
In my experience, gravity filters are also easier to plug.
Fee: over $80.
How they work: Spoon filters look like small plastic water bottles.
You open the top, drain water from the lake or river, replace the lid, and then absorb water through carbon and fiberglass filters.
All pumping is done by suction.
Pros: ideal for individual paddlers, runners or cyclists.
Few moving parts.
Cons: useless for larger groups.
Also, when you want to take a big sip of water, you may get frustrated with the suction that forces you to sip.
Fee: over $45.
How do they work?
High-function UV-holding devices like Micro
Treatment of plants by sterilization micro technology
An organism with radiation
Advantages: easy to use, light weight.
Cons: You may need a separate screen to filter out the sand.
Cost: $70, the cost of their work: iodine drops or tablets containing chlorine
Compounds can kill most micro based on
A pot of creatures in the water
Advantages: cheap price, easy to carry and easy to use.
Cons: drops and tablets do not filter out particles and do not kill all trace elementsorganisms.
If the concentration of use is too high, they can also destroy beneficial intestinal flora.
How it works: boiling water at the altitude of Manitoba kills most micro
Water in almost any lake or river is safe to drink.
Advantages: No need to spend money on purification equipment.
In any case, camping in winter is convenient when you have to melt the snow.
Disadvantages: Boiling water is time
It\'s hard and inconvenient when you try to make time.
It does not improve the taste and smell of swamp wateror remove grit. Cost: None. bartley. Kives @ freepressmb.