This July, Ill be doing a five-day, 50-mile hike on Oregons Pacific Crest Trail. I need to purchase a good water filter for the tripone thats very reliable in removing giardia and crypto, and durable enough to be used everyday by multiple people. Also, if I need water-purifying pills, it would be nice to have a filter that removes the iodine or chlorine taste. Is there such a beast? Henry ity, Oregon
MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter
MiniWorks EX Microfilter
Depending on your budget and how much use you intend to get out of the filter, Katadyns Pocket Filter ($220; www.katadyn.com) is also worth a look. Its filtering capability is on par with the MSR models, but its made with an aluminum body for durability, and its ceramic filtering element is billed to clean 13,000 gallons. So its a filter for the long haul.
Have a great hike! Thats beautiful country.
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