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    Zachary
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    @tropicalzach

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    Companion forum thread to: Water Water Everywhere…And Plenty To Drink

    It seems like one of the most important parts of backpacking – hydration – is limited to not much more than a discussion of various water filters…

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    Zachary
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    @tropicalzach

    Locale: Pacific Northwest

    In the recent weekly newsletter, Ryan Jordan discusses two techniques to pre-filter cloudy water by using either a high qualityu cotton coffee filter or a bandana.  Both of these techniques are effective for water that have suspended particulates (mud, glacial, etc.).  I have found that the most effective pre-filter particle seperation is the use of Polyaluminum Chloride (PACL) which can take the suspended particulates and casue them to “bond” together making them heavier than the water.  I show the use of this in my video “Water Water Everywhere…And Plenty to Drink”.

    I use this specifically when I am hiking at Mount Saint Helens due to the ash in the glacial runoff.

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    Bill Budney
    BPL Member

    @billb

    Locale: Central NYS

    Great vid, as usual. Some excellent choices of tools for specific jobs that are rarely mentioned elsewhere. Thanks for posting.

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