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Water Treatment

All water from all sources-including springs, streams and wells-must be purified.

The most certain treatment to purify water is to heat it to a rolling boil. Philmont provides Micropur tablets that release chlorine-dioxide that is effective to kill waterborne bacteria and viruses that cause disease.

Philmont recommends that you use a purifier. (Purifiers remove giardia, bacteria, cryptosporidia and viruses - filters do not remove viruses.) If using a filter you must also use additives or boiling to kill all viruses. You must bring extra cartridges and spare parts.

Inteview with Katadyn about Water Purification at Philmont.

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