[pct-l] Aqua Mira

Melanie Clarke melaniekclarke at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 21:51:37 CDT 2010

Dear Lisa,

Instead of all those chemicals, just buy a water filter from REI and filter
your water.  I've been able to pump and purify over a liter of water by
digging a little pool for a small trickle of snow melt to collect.


On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Lisa Freathy <rainorshinecamper at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Thinking about water for my 2011 thru hike. I have heard great things about
> aqua
> mira and it seems many use this option. I do plan on carrying a filter as I
> don't like the idea of anything chemical on a regualr basis, but I am
> considering have some other method of treatment as back up to my
> filter (and
> perhaps to allow me to bounce my filter ahead in certain areas). Just a
> couple
> of questions...
> ~I see that aqua mira comes in liquid and tablets, any experience with or
> pros/cons of either? I am considering the tablets as of right now.
> ~I thought I had heard that you can't purchase this in CA and that is where
> I
> live. I didn't see this on their website, but I do have the option of
> having out
> of state family order for me. Do you know if the aqua mira company will/can
> ship
> to CA?
> ~If indeed this is banned for sale in CA does anybody know why?
> ~Are there other lightweight options that I should consider instead?
> Thank you!
> Lisa
> "Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and
> climb
> a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
> ~ John Muir
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