Water systems

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by NYSHUNTER, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. NYSHUNTER

    NYSHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    I been packing a sawyer squeeze system. I been floating the idea of switching to tablets and carrying 6 liter or 10 liter MSR bag ... Does anyone have any experience with the tablets. I was told they give the water a funny taste. Better yet maybe someone can suggest a better water system
     
  2. mmtx10

    mmtx10 Member

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    I used the drops last year and the water tasted fine to me.
     
  3. ssssnake529

    ssssnake529 Well-Known Member

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    The chlorine dioxide tablets (i.e. Katadin micropur) work very well and don't taste bad at all.

    You have to let the water sit for a couple of hours to kill viruses, but for normal mountain contaminants (giardia, bacteria) 15-20 minutes is sufficient.

    These are what I use when I'm trying to save weight.