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    Water purification tablets

    I'm thinking of doing an overnight stay in one of the lower North island parks and have been wondering about drinking water and how safe it is to drink from the streams, rivers or creeks. I'm not much of a camper so I'm not overly sure about the safety of drinking while out in the middle of nowhere. Are water purification tablets enough? Any recommendations for how to purify greatly appreciated.

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    Live straw is the way to go.
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    Just full bottle and drink from straw.
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    Life straw is the business. You wonít regret it

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    Yeah, I've considered one of those too. Do you get a lot of uses out of each filter?
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    From memory the filter is good for 400litres. Thatís 600 fills

    I havenít changed the filter yet and itís been in over a year

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    I saw these on one of Randy Newberg's youtube vids recently

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    where do you get them from

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    What I used in Asia was two drops of household bleach in each litre of dodgy water. I had two water bottles and drank the older water first because it had a lesser taste of bleach; certainly no worse that Christchurch household water supply.

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    Bivouac in Mercer St used to sell them - two small bottles, about 30 bucks IIRC?

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    depending on the park in the lower north island I haven't had any trouble drinking from them, but better safe than sorry. might get one if they only cost 30$

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    You only need a dose of Giardia once to learn thereís no price on staying healthy

    Clean water is an investment in your wellbeing, not a cost.

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    Camelbak UV unit - no chemical taste, fast and makes stuff dead...

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    Thanks all. I went with one if the filter options in the end. The wife found one online. Not the lifestra but a different brand that fits on standard drinking bottles and comes with a collapsing plastic drinking bag too for about the same price as the lifestraw. I have so e purification tablets too.

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    If it's only overnight, just take a couple of litres of tap water with you.

 

 

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