Re: Water? Life Saver water bottle
I stand corrected on ethelene glycol... but I still would not drink it.
As for boiling, when backpacking I don't treat cooking water, I judt bring it to a rolling boil and put in my food to cook. Boiling it kills ALL the nasty microscopic beasties, be it viruses or hard shelled cryptosporidium or giardia.
But for regular drinking water I carry a Steripen Adventurer UV light treatment and backup Katadyn chlorine dioxide tablets. Both methods are EPA approved for water purification and thus both will kill all pathogens.
Water filters do NOT purify water they just filter out most of the pathogens and no viruses.
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