Originally Posted by AussieNat
If Im particularly concurned about viruses in an area and have time I boil the water for 10minutes, let it cool over night and filter it in the morning.
Think that is the wrong way around -
Fliter then boil.
Filter - to git rid of the dirt and larger bugs.
Boil to kill the smaller bugs. Boiling with dirt means the buggs can 'hide' in the dirt ... thus not as effective.
At least that is what I've read. And the same applies to the Uv light thingys - the water should be 'clean' (ie to see throught) first.
------------------------- To get rid of iodine (or other chemical) taste - activated charcoal filters are best.Personally I normallly travel with a stove - so boiling replaces the need to carry chemicals.
Regards Frank Warner
motorcycles BMW R80 G/S 1981, BMW K11LT 1993, BMW K75 G/S