Originally Posted by Moki
I only backpack hunt in remote mountainous areas of British Columbia it is very rare for me to not find or camp beside a glacier fed stream so I only carry a 1 liter collapsible water container.
In these areas I have never worried about impurities in the water I do when I am in low land but not up there.
Originally Posted by Chas1
Moki, you might want to read kc's post...if you get it, it sounds nasty. Just my 2 cents.
Thanks for pointing that out... yes I did read it that is why I specifically pointed out that I drink from glacier fed streams without worry, should have added that I am not referring to when that stream was now in the valley but still up on/in the mtns when in low lands I have known from being a child that we need to boil our drinking water so I always boil it before I put it into my water container.
We call it beaver fever up here.. :(
I have an old friend that was a bush pilot in central BC in the 1950's that has for years shared some of the simple things to survive that he learnt from many of the old time prospectors/trappers that lived year round out in the bush this was one of them.