[cdt-l] Water treatment answers

Brett blisterfree at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 28 22:17:51 CST 2007

Conducting a poll on this isn't likely to indicate what will 
work best for the individual.

Probably the biggest difference between water sources along 
the CDT and other long trails is the greater abundance of 
stock ponds and other obviously contaminated sources on the 
CDT. This is perhaps the one issue that may suggest the need 
to reexamine one's existing method of water treatment, 
moreso than the convenience of the method itself. But most 
important thing is to recognize that contaminated water is 
contaminated water, regardless of any treatment. Avoid such 
water whenever possible, but if you must drink it, treat it 
in a manner that might offer the best odds against getting 

And what manner might that be? It's a contentious topic, and 
one that many folks around here I'd imagine would prefer not 
to delve into. In other words, once the hiker discovers a 
water treatment method that works well, he or she tends to 
continue with that method without questioning the science or 
physiology behind it. And while recognizing that any advice 
would be subjective and potentially wrong.

- blisterfree

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Caryl Bergeron" <caryl_bergeron at yahoo.com>
To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:58 PM
Subject: [cdt-l] Water treatment answers

> So far with just a few responses it looks like Aquamira 
> has an edge over filtering.  Anybody else want to 
> contribute?
>  Aquamira - Sidewinder, Dr. Bob & Mrs. Dr. Bob,
>  Filter - Ginny & hubby,
>  Mix of filter, Aquamira, nothing - Nocona & hubby,
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