/ Water Tablets vs Steripen
I currently filter water using a Katadyn hiker pump and Steripen, but this gear is heavy against the obviously smaller option of water tablets. I trust my current system which works as Iím still here, and never been ill from water contamination.
Can anyone tell me whether a Steripen and katadyn hiker pump is more efficient than water tablets for water purification? I want to shed as much gear as possible for some long distance back packing and the water tablets are obviously a better choice weight wise, but by ditching the Steripen & pump do I leave myself open to contamination bug wise?
I would still want the freedom to drink from rural reservoirs and upland streams, which are a few hundred yards or a mile or so from the source.
Only from giardia and cryptosporidium which I think you only really get from farm type areas. Although water which doesn't taste like chlorine might be an added benefit.
I'm not sure, but on the note of chlorine tasting water, the Lifeventure neutralisation tablets are pretty good at making it paletable again.
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