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can microfilter waterbottles filter out everything bad like even bacteria, orr do i still need to boil the water.

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  • Evan Lehr
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    another purification process if you have none of the above is, believe it or not, whisky. It can make water completely safe after a given amount of time of course. See the survival issue of the backpacker for more details it's awesome.

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  • mshibbins
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    i would boil just in case. it can't hurt

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  • 6strings
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    I would boil it just to be safe

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  • littledeer_2
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    boil

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  • outdoorsman10
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    Be safer to boil the water aswell. The bottle would do a good job though

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with wyates and + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • caleb schultz
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    most can filter everything for the most part so you should be good.

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  • DR angler
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    It depends on the filter type. You should read the instructions and if it doesn't say anything about that then boil it to be safe

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  • faze631
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    not to push my luck but ive used the katadyne pro or whatever the cheapest one is on numerous 4 day camping trips and without boiling ive had nothing but the freshest clearest tasteless water i think ever had. always use your best discresion

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  • Sourdough Dave
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    In this day there is no such as a clean mountain stream. Free ranging cattle on summer range, beavers in their ponds and lodges, etc. Wild water needs to be purified. If you think you are dehydrated now wait until the diahrea does a number on you. Either boil it, treat it for the full three hours to kill the hard shell cysts, or filter it. There are micro filters and there are purifiers, A purifier with a filter of .004 microns will filter out everything viruses and all.

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  • kylepountney
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    boil the water when u can but it wont hurt u to drink straight out of a clean mountain stream

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  • jordjohn44
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    To play it safe when you don't have the opportunity to boil, carry a bottle of iodine tablets which purify the water. It adds a different taste to it(which I wouldn't classify as good or bad) but the water is safe.

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  • IanS
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    I'd boil it regarless of what the filter said it could do.

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  • mcdlacrosse9
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    You can trust the bottle when you need to but when I have the opportunity I boil the water just in case.

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  • churro73
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    boil anyway just to make sure, better safe then having diarreai.

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