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Old 05-03-2011, 08:56 PM   #11
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+1 on the Big Berkey. It sits in my kitchen normally and is our source of water now. If you buy now, you get a deal of two filtered water sport bottles which are useful if you're on the move.

I keep purification tablets in my BOB and we have several gallons of bleach at home with water collection barrels.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:14 PM   #12
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Get a small filter, the ones made for backpacking are usually outstanding. Iodine tablets work well too, but they make the water taste like crap, and if you screw up with it, concentrated iodine is toxic. Boiling is always the best, but make sure it's for long enough or you can still get things like Beaver Fever if you're up north. I think it's 5 minutes minimum to make sure you won't get it with boiling, which isn't ever as convenient as iodine or chlorine.
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