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    :banana Primary Water treatment

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    1. none
    2. Aqua Mira
    3. Bleach
    4. Filter system
    5. bandana
    6. other

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    UV light, after pre-filtering for particulates.
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    Generally if it's a good looking spring, no treatment. If a stream or pond, AquaMira.

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    sawyer gravity filter.

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    I've taken to filling my water bottle directly from a spring drip (not the pool below the drip, where animals and other contaminants can reside) and consuming without treatment. Otherwise I go with Aqua Mira.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene View Post
    I've taken to filling my water bottle directly from a spring drip (not the pool below the drip, where animals and other contaminants can reside) and consuming without treatment. Otherwise I go with Aqua Mira.
    +1 & Aqua Mira.
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    Steri-pen.....
    If you find yourself in a fair fight; your tactics suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YohonPetro View Post
    UV light, after pre-filtering for particulates.
    me to but I'm not to particular about particulates.
    If you find yourself in a fair fight; your tactics suck.

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    faith.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    faith.....
    heal dat water
    If you find yourself in a fair fight; your tactics suck.

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    MIOX. Pricy (mine was a Christmas gift), needs special batteries, but can generate all the chlorine you need. And when you click the button and the water in it starts fizzing and foaming, it's got a major cool factor!

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    It would be interesting to see these votes as a function of miles walked. I think a lot of hikers start the AT with a mechanical or electrical device, and finish with something else.
    "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." John Muir on expedition planning

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    ...kidneys.

    geek

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    Quote Originally Posted by garlic08 View Post
    It would be interesting to see these votes as a function of miles walked. I think a lot of hikers start the AT with a mechanical or electrical device, and finish with something else.
    Or finish with nothing. I started with Aqua Mira, but by the halfway point I wasn't using anything.
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    Frankly most of the time I'm too tired to bother on a long distance or thru hike. Either that or mooch off the guy with the pump, but I didn't see that as an option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YohonPetro View Post
    UV light, after pre-filtering for particulates.
    DITTO for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by garlic08 View Post
    It would be interesting to see these votes as a function of miles walked. I think a lot of hikers start the AT with a mechanical or electrical device, and finish with something else.
    I started with Aqua Mira and ended with a Streipen.
    "Chainsaw" GA-ME 2011

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