Is Water Purification Always Necessary in the Backcountry?

I drank water from streams all the time when I was a kid with no ill effects. More recently the professional thinking has been that all backcountry water is suspect. But, recent research as proven otherwise.

Quite a number of medical experts and researchers are now saying that much of the water in the US wilderness is very pure and safe to drink.

You are likely to find such water at high elevations, over 7000 feet, away from campgrounds, pastures and high concentrations of human traffic.

Read the complete water purification article here.

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