In This Chapter
- ♦ Why drink water?
- ♦ Carrying water on a hike
- ♦ Finding water along the trail
- ♦ Five ways to make water safe to drink
- ♦ Cleaning and storing water bottles and filters
- ♦ Drinks beyond water
Staying hydrated helps you hike quickly and safely by preventing muscle cramps, headaches, and stumbles. However, drinking water directly from a lake or stream includes the possibility of ingesting a nasty parasite or bacteria. So how do you resolve this conundrum? It’s simple. You either carry all the water you’ll need, or you filter or purify water from natural sources to remove all the contaminants before ...