[cdt-l] Water Filters and use of Heet
lawtong at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 9 11:04:21 CDT 2007
Flat Feet, One thing to keep in mind about HEET is that it typically comes
in 3 different types . . . the Yellow bottle, the Red bottle and the Blue
bottle. YOU ALWAYS WANT TO GET THE YELLOW BOTTLE. Trust me on this one!
Water Filters . . . I am an Aqua Mira user through and through, but I was
really glad to be able to use my hiking partner´s water filter in
conjunction with the Aqua Mira on some of the CDT water sources. I would
say that if you plan to carry a water filter only for certain sections, you
should consider carrying it from Lander, Wyoming to Encampment, Wyoming.
That´s basically all of the Great DIvide Basin and then a bit more below
Rawlins. And next you might want to consider carrying it thru all of New
Mexico. Most of the water sources we encountered in New Mexico were good;
however, some were so gross that we chose being thirsty over
filtering/treating from them.
One thing to keep in mind . . . we hiked with people that didin´t filter or
treat anything and they did fine . . . well almost, Skittles got some kind
of GI bug coming out of Pie Town headed south but it worked itself out in a
Happy Hiking, Disco
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