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  1. Making Water Safe to Drink in the Backcountry

    by on 07-15-2011 at 08:26 AM
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    Water is the most important element to survival, especially in the backcountry when the body undergoes physical stresses and abundant exercise. If you’re camping or backpacking, one of the biggest concerns is having water that is safe to drink. A gallon of water weighs over eight pounds, which can be impractical to haul with you. Lakes and streams may have water that appears crystal clear, but drinking some without treating it first could expose you to bacteria,