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Re: Purifying Water

I was wondering where I could find this faq about water filters.  Thanks
for the help


>  > 
> Keep in mind this is free advice, and worth every penny :-)
> I prefer crystalline iodine.  If nothing else, it's lighter than a filter.
> There's an entire panel in the rec.backcountry faq devoted to
> filters and water purification.
> Tablets (Portable Aqua comes to mind, but there are others) begin
> to lose effectiveness as soon as the bottle is opened.  Check the
> label, the notice is in VERY fine print.
> The precautions about iodine are overdone, IMHO.  Iodine is a
> constituent of virtually all table salt sold in the US.  While iodine
> is potentially harmful if taken in large quantities over a long period
> of time, you'll get neither on a through hike.
> jim