- Feb 25, 2012
How many guys don't do anything to their water? I have never done anything except fill up my water bottle and drink it.
I have done all of my filtering with a PUR' Hiker (now owned by Katadyn).. I got Giardia a few days after a Timberline hunt a few years back even though I filtered all the water I drank and cooked with. Maybe I got it from cooling by head off in the creeks, who knows.... It wasn't fun and the thought of getting it again just before a hunt has scared me enough to keep filtering.... Those high Alpine lakes look nice and clean but the snow melt and rain filters through A LOT of marmot shit to fill them up ..lol...
I too plan on getting a Sawyer inline for ease of filtering...