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The Wilderness Survivor, Issue #017 - Portable water filter bottle
October 01, 2005
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Table of contents

- Editor's Notes
- Portable water filter bottle
- Content has been updated

Editor's Notes

Hello ,

Hope all is well with you and you are ready for the Wilderness Survivor.

In the last issue of this newsletter, I wrote that water purification is crucial for all wilderness travelers. I got many comments and questions. Thanks for all your feedbacks. But it seems that a lot of my readers are not familiar with a very useful and simple piece of outdoor gear, a water filter bottle. It's very effective.....

Enjoy your reading!

Have a safe and fun wilderness trip - Respect and protect the wilderness !

Portable water filter bottle
for wilderness travelers

As a wilderness traveler you heavily depend on the possibility to get safe water. But as a general rule remember: Do not drink water from a lake or stream unless you filter and purify it.

In the wild, water is seldom pure. In many places there are nasty parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.

Filtering is the removal of all "visual" particles. Purifying is on the other hand the removal of all "invisible" particles as parasites, bacteria and viruses.


Boiling is the most effective way of killing all microorganisms. Boiling is cheap and effective. But time consuming and sometimes it's inconvenient.

Water purifier filters

As an alternative to boiling water, use a portable water filter combined with a purifier to treat drinking water. There are a number of good water purifier filters on the market which will remove many common waterborne contaminants.

Water filter bottle

A compact water filter bottle is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. It definitely has to be included in your hiking or backpacking gear.

Read about: Water filter bottle to ensure safe drinking water

Check for a compact water filter bottle the next time you visit "your outdoor gear shop".

Next newsletter

In a wilderness survival situation, there are a number of different primitive ways to filter water. However, more about that in the next newsletter.

Content has been updated

New more good content have been added or updated to the Wilderness Survival Skills website the last month:

Guidelines for your outdoor survival shelter

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