Have Any recommendations for purify water while travel?

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1. Posted by MichelleAna (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Do you have any recommendations for safe or comfortable ways to purify water while travelling?

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4. Posted by neurotraveler (Budding Member 17 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

We have used the SteriPen ultra violet system. It's a bit pricy but is highly recommended.
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5. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1071 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I have a SteriPEN but seldom use it, unless the destination where I'm going has little or no human habitation and boiling water is difficult, if not impossible.

A SteriPen or boiling won't work if the water is contaminated with inorganic pollutants, such as arsenic. Then it's advisable to buy water, or carry enough to meet your needs.

It's important to keep hydrated while traveling in all environments. So I always have water readily available.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2125 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Where will you be? Traveling overseas? Living out in the woods or boonies in your own country? Too cheap to spend a few cents on bottled water and want to use tap water in a hotel located in some third world country?

* Overseas in Asia and around the Mediterranean I have used hotel tap water to make coffee with from time to time. I do run the water for a while before filling the container. I figure boiling kills off harmful stuff but I don't make a habit of this because of metal content.

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 839 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I rarely buy water unless most of the local people do. I bought water in Cozumel, and more recently in Tanzania. But mostly I don't bother. Back in the day (1948) we would travel across the US by car and we would stop at ice houses and get ice to fill our water jugs because some areas of the US had a high magnesium content in their water which my dad found out by drinking some of it. My dad thought that ice would be purer from a mineral standpoint. Note - this was before ice makers - most ice was harvested from ponds in the winter and kept in ice houses.

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Dec-2018, at 07:16 by greatgrandmaR ]

8. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 844 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

There's a filter called the Grayl that might serve your purpose. Check it through your search engine.

Other than that, you can use iodine tablets (cheap but some are bothered by the taste), chlorine and the SteriPen.

Where are you traveling? It makes a difference. I know a lot of people are afraid to drink the water in many countries where the water is just fine so you should check that first. We almost never buy bottled water. We just use tap water and have never had a problem.

9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2125 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

MichelleAna

If this is a serious question - and not just a set up for a product you are selling - you should include more information for what exactly you intend to do. (Backpacker, beg-packer, traveling by car, hitchhiking, camping, international traveler, hiding out from the police in the woods??)

If driving your own car across your own country you can have a bigger device than what you need when breezing through airports with a pack.

10. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 839 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

The thread is marked as being about Morocco. Maybe that is where the OP is going?