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Old 05-20-2010, 03:02 PM
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Re: How much water do you take with you?

I have found that on a mild to warm day of hard hiking I drink about 2L ( 1 bladder), I also take a canteen. In my survival kit I keep a small bit of pool chlorine just in case I have to disinfect the water.

If you use pool chlorine make sure it is pure chlorine with not algaecide or other additives. I have drank enough pool water to know that the pool chlorine is quite safe.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:43 PM
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Re: How much water do you take with you?

Yuck!!
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:40 PM
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Re: How much water do you take with you?

ko1featherweigh, what's your ratio of pool chlorine to water?
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:16 PM
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Re: How much water do you take with you?

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ko1featherweigh, what's your ratio of pool chlorine to water?
There are different concentrations of chlorine so I can’t really tell you how much to use
I use the information here; read all of it there is a lot of good information. I did more research than this but this will get you started.
Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water | Safewater | Water | US EPA
http://www.survivaltopics.com/surviv...sinfect-water/

I only use this method in emergencies, if I am going for a long trip I will take a filter. I have only done this a few times, and once to try it out.
What I do is keep a weighted amount of granulated pool chlorine ("once again make sure the chlorine does not contain any kind of algaecides'') in a tiny empty bottle. All I have to do is fill the tiny bottle with water, dissolve the chlorine and I am left with house hold bleach. For me I have to add 2 drops of the mixture (but i add 3)to my canteen, and let it sit for a couple minutes. If it smells/taste like chlorine shake the bottle and the smell/taste should go away.

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Old 05-20-2010, 08:04 PM
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Re: How much water do you take with you?

Thanks for responding, I'll check the links out.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:19 PM
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Re: How much water do you take with you?

You wont like Geardia its pure hell, if you are in the bush. its like poison if you dont have help
you can die . This is something you must take serious if you drink bush water boil it and or use Iodine / chlorine pills that you drop in your canteens. Always keep extra water.
I have had it once, and that was the one time I never forgot, sick puking $hiting every step.
Dont ever let clear water fool you into thinking its good water. Before I go out for a stay in the woods in Canada I would bring antibiotics, I would use them for a week ahead of my stay.
(that was when I was young and dumb).
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:24 PM
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Re: How much water do you take with you?

kc, what's the cure? do they just load you up on antibiotics or what and how long does it last?
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