Re: Drinking water
- We use a bio fuel filter for the clear water above trail level. Below, first the bio then a Steri pen. Can't find the link to the bio filters. I'm sure someone has it here.
--- In email@example.com, "WFS" <wlrohrer@...> wrote:
> I'm interested to hear what everyone does for their drinking water out on the trail. I have a katadyn filter, which I used for my PCT section hike two years ago (Castle Crags to the Columbia River). My hiking partner also had a filter, but we would only use his filter when tanking up at lakes or other sketchy water sources (if there were livestock nearby, for example). Mostly, he would just drink right out of the streams. I met another section hiker who did the same, and eventually I followed suit. Neither of us had any problems.
> Does that work on the JMT? How pure/clean are the water sources, especially the rivers and streams? I would much rather drink unfiltered water when I can, because breaking out my filter takes a fair amount of time. Because of that, I'll usually filter a day's worth of water in the morning when I need to use my filter, but then I'm carrying around a lot of extra weight. What do you do?