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Scott & Ariane have been guiding outdoor hiking treks for years. Follow their funny yet educational stories and experiences as they share "everything outdoors". From backpacking the Appalachian Trail to the Grand Canyon. You never know who they will meet along the way. If you embrace Mother Nature, this show is for you. Trust The Trail will inspire you to connect with the outdoors in a whole new way.

Episode 48: Do I Drink The Water?

On this episode we discuss water filtration vs water purification and what is best for you. So, what really is the difference between a backpacking water filter and a backpacking water purifier? AND why might you opt for buying one over another? No matter whether you are backpacking or a traveling in a RV, clean water is super important.

Topics we talk about on this Podcast:

  • Don’t drink the water if green ooze is present
  • 95% of US creeks, streams, lakes and rivers are ok to Filter Water
  • Some people are allergic to Iodine
  • Dogs can get Giardia

Water Filtration we use on the trail and we recommend for backpacking:

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Sawyer 3 way inline Filter – Very easy to make your own gravity system

Top Pick for International Travel

MSR Guardian Purifier

Top Pick for Ultralight Filtration Only

Aquamira Water Treatment Drops

Top Pick for Ultralight Purification

MSR Aquatabs

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Episode 48: Do I Drink The Water?