How to Purify Water

Nothing’s more important in the backcountry than staying hydrated, but the same water that quenches your thirst and keeps you alive can also sicken you if you don’t take proper precautions. Out on a multiday backpacking or paddling trek, you should play it safe and purify any water you’re using for drinking or cooking. How? In this blog post, we’ll review the basic water purification methods and when they should be employed. But … Do I Need to Purify Water in the Backcountry in the First Place? We already hear some of you questioning the whole premise. Can’t you drink … Continue reading