Water treatment methods and their effectiveness

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

CDC A Guide to Drinking Water Treatment Methods and Sanitation for Backcountry & Travel Use click here to go to the CDC page

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

Backpacking Gear for 2015 – Therm-a-Rest are a bit cheap! @Thermarest

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.

Neoair XLite new backpacking gear

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!