If you go camping, but do not have a camping water filter, you will be at an enormous disadvantage As you may be aware, boiling and disinfection tablets will only remove bacteria and other pathogens On the other hand, you won't be able to remove all kinds of dangerous chemicals that may be found in potable water supplies.
Unfortunately, just because you are at a campground, or in a remote area, it does not mean that the water supply is clean. Among other things, pesticide runoffs from farms hundreds of miles away can pollute streams, rivers, and lakes.
Chances are, you may not realize that the vast majority of potable water on this planet is seriously polluted with chemicals Aside from pesticides, runoff from sanitation plants is often fed into rivers and streams. While you may not realize it, these waterways are often connected to the smaller streams and ponds found in campgrounds.
No matter whether the connection is above ground, or through the water table, you may still be ingesting chemotherapy agents, anti-psychotic drugs, harmful detergents, and other household chemicals. Even though a camping water filter will not get rid of every single chemical in the water, it will help reduce your exposure to some of the worst ones.
What are the best water filters for camping, more specifically parasites such as Giardia?From what I read, the water filter should be 0.2 microns or less to properly filter.