I'd rather use iodine tabs than a lifestraw. Filter bigger particles with your shirt first.Bigwheel, thanks but what about items after protection. I am trying to find out exact products i.e. a lifestraw for instance
I used iodine tabs quite a bit growing up in the Boy Scouts. Lake and flowing creek water from all over the south and the Rockies. Never got sick. If we had a fire going, water would be boiled. Now with that being said, growing up in a rural environment, we didn't always purify our water. We did drink straight from the lake/creek/whatever, as long as it wasn't a nasty stagnant pool. We were ignorant, not stupid.That is excellent. Do you worry about Cryptosporidium, since Iodine tablets don't protect against that, and with sanitation being an issue that would happen quickly it might be something that needs to be considered.