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Re: [at-l] PUR Hiker vs. Polar Pure



We only purified water 3 times in the 800 miles we did. We used iodine
tabs,,,a lot lighter to carry. The water from the springs tasted great and I
usually HATE the taste of water. KC




>I've been considering lightening my load by only taking the Polar Pure
>iodine purification system on my section hike of the AT next year.  It
>occurred to me over the weekend that it might, in fact, not be a good
weight
>trade off.  My PUR Hiker weighs 15 oz.and my Polar Pure bottle filled
weighs
>5 oz.  Sounds like a no brainer in saving 10 oz., but is it really?  If I
>carry the PUR Hiker and fill my bottle(s) and drink them on the spot,
>wouldn't it be better than carrying the weight of the water for the period
>of time it takes for the iodine to work?  At 2 lbs. per quart the weight of
>the water gets pretty heavy if it is just for the purpose of waiting until
>the iodine works.  Also, how cold is the spring water on the trail?  How
>will this affect the time it takes for the iodine to work in it?
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