Whilst browsing Pinterest this morning I found a excellent document published by the USA government organisation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about water treatment methods. This is a particularly useful, one page pdf description about the ways to treat water when wild camping and their effectiveness against various water borne pathogens.
Water treatment methods
a guide for individuals intending to use untreated or poorly treated water as a drinking source
Link to the CDC page – A Guide to Drinking Water Treatment and Sanitation for Backcountry & Travel Use.
More about water – Backpacking water, bottles and bladders
I have made some changes to this year’s backpacking gear, replacing some failures, a few new things and a few Christmas presents.
See the new page here.
This Neoair XLite mat is probably the biggest change this year – the valve failed on my old mat – this one packs smaller and weighs less than the old mat.
However Therm-a-Rest were a bit mean with their £120 mat as there is no stuff sack supplied to protect it!