In the early 1970s, I never filtered drinking water in the mountains. I’d carry a filled quart military canteen as
|This plastic canteen is cheap and rugged|
I hiked the John Muir Trail; through Yellowstone, and various other western mountain ranges without ever purifying water and I never got sick. But, I’d never do that today because of the potential for getting really sick. I always carry water on outings, and some way of purifying it.
As you put together a survival kit or update your equipment, here are some effective ways to carry water worth considering.