Water Filters Hiker
Pur water filters are probably the most popular filters
for backpacking. The main reason many people like
water filters is because they are the quickest way
to get pure water for drinking. As soon as the water
comes out of the filter, it's ready. With Pur Water
Filters, you don't have to wait 15 or 30 minutes for
any chemical to kill whatever is cruising around.
It has already been strained out by the filters.
Giardia lend themselves to filtering quite well. The
cysts and organism are relatively large in the water
filtering world. Pur Water Filters, and other for
that matter, easily take them out. So, you don't need
a filter with very small pores to work well. In fact,
the larger pored water filters will take out giardia
and are easier to pump.
Water Filters Safety
size of the pores and the quality of the water filter
you want depends partly on where you will be backpacking.
The cheaper models of Pur water filters generally
work well in the United States and Canada. There,
giardia is the main culprit likely to be found in
water, at least in the pristine mountain areas.
You just aren't as likely to pick up typhoid or something
like that here. If you are in Asia, it's another matter.
You mave to make sure that your water treatemnt kills
things that are potentially a lot more harmful to
you than giardia. Polio, cholera and other things
are present in many Asian waters. South America is
risky, too. So, whether you are using Pur water filters,
or something else, make certain they are in good working
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