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Old 12-08-2013, 08:22 PM
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Great thread!

Sidecar, you old poop, once an Eagle Scout always an Eagle Scout.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:58 PM
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Re: Water? Life Saver water bottle

Just ordered one of these.


Sawyer® Products - Water Filtration, Insect Repellent, Sunscreens and More

I'll definitely look into the Micropur tablets as a backup.
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Mike......

I see Wally World has them in store. Next time the wife goes shopping, I'll be tagging along.
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Great thread!

Sidecar, you old poop, once an Eagle Scout always an Eagle Scout.
Yep.

Far as blowing poo through a screen dor, I could have done that last winter in NM on the Mulie Hunt. A steady diet of Mexican cusine (our lodge cook was Mexican) did me in, literally.

Was a no TP adventure. Bend over and blow......

That stuff is a killer for this east of the old muddy boy..... twas a cultural shock and then some.

I sure like that Sawyer system. Gonna check one out. That would work real well with the hydration bladder in my Ebrelstock
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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.
Don't worry, If you consume sponge bread (aka: Wonder or any store bought variety) you already consumed propoylene glycol. Every commercial bakery uses the stuff, but then commercial red food dye (like FD&C Red) is derived from precipitated iron oxide thats a by product of steel making (I know you needed that bit of information........)
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Someday, I'll tell everyone the story about my undies hanging in a tree in the wilderness for 2 years and me going back and getting them... Scouting was a blast.

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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.
Thanks for the information. When the retailer told me that I was taken by surprise. You're explanation makes a lot of sense to me and seems reasonable. Thanks!
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