A camping water purifier is one of the most sensible pieces of kit you can invest in, other than your tent and sleeping bag. One of the main reasons for using a water purifier is to get rid of nasty bugs and diseases present in the water at the site of your camp ground.
These days water purifiers for camping eliminate the majority of parasites and nasties that pose a threat to your health and camping experience. You don't have to spend a fortune, either. The low cost units do a good job and most get rid of real nasty bugs like Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
Spend a little more and you can buy a purifier that eliminates many other types of bacteria and parasites so you can really sit back and relax without worrying about your water. There's nothing worse than bad guts on any day of your camping trip, let alone the first one!
It's not only for healthy bellies that I use water purifiers for. Whether it's camping, hiking or backpacking there's no reason why you shouldn't take one along as the are incredibly lightweight. A lot lighter than 1kg per liter of water, for sure.
If you've never had the luxury of owning a water filter, and you're a seasoned camper, I'm betting you've had your fair share of bad guts over the years - I know I've been tempted by a bubbling sparkling stream on a hot summer's day out hiking.
It's very important to have a reliable, fresh and purified water source at hand when you're enjoying your favorite outdoor activity.
It doesn't take long to rearrange your camping equipment to fit your water filter in as a priority item.
If your budget allows, buy the best water purifier you can. It will only benefit you in the long run, as I'm sure you well know that it's easy to take a quick sip from a stream when you're hot and sweaty - doing that results in gut ache, vomiting and in some cases worse.
Over the years I've purchased quite a few purifying systems and I've come to rely on the Katadyn Hiker and the Lifesaver Bottle. I'd highly recommend taking a look at these two units if you're serious about investing in a filter. The Lifesaver Bottle is quite popular in the military and as you can imagine drink water that we'd avoid at all costs - so they actually save lives.
You could take the old route, however, and use chemicals to clean your water - but how inconvenient would that be? Messing around with chemicals in the outdoors is something I'm certainly not interested in doing.
If you're a camper, hiker or backpacker - or all three - make sure you consider a camping water purifier if you value your health. Packing one in your kit makes for great contentment and you can relax and enjoy your trip.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it's given you some insights. Do you use a water purifier? If so leave a comment and let me know which types you prefer!
The post was kindly written by the folks at World of Camping who often reach out to give advice on camping equipment and gear to new and experienced campers in the community
Clean germ free water is important to ensure all tummies stay healthy while camping. Make sure to inspect different models and buy the best one you can afford to make sure your drinking water is safe for drinking.
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