Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:31 AM
When I was backpacking I used to just carry iodine or bleach and a splash of tang to cover up any bad taste. You can add a drop or two of bleach and it doesn't make the water taste any worse than city water and it makes the water safe. Other thing, I used to do, is boil the water, you said you have a msr stove.. boil the water, let it sit for a few min, throw it in your water bottle and then toss ur water bottle into the stream to cool off, or boil it and leave it in the pot overnight to cool off. I sure miss backpacking, when I was moving a few months ago I stumbled onto my pac and all ym dog poop, little whisperlite stove, thing hadnt been used in prolly 4 years and it fired rt up with the old white gas that was in the bottle too. Of course I bought a water filter, got sick of having to always treat the water or wait for it to cool off. Nothing taste as good as hiking up to a fresh stream and pumpin some ice cold water into your bottle on a hot day.