Cleaning your water system regularly is the best way to prevent water-borne illnesses such as Giardia, Ecoli, infectious hepatitis and all sorts of microbes. If you’re camping in areas where the water is spring or well fed you may not be aware there’s a problem with the water until it’s too late and you’re sick.
It’s not just virus and bacteria you need to worry about. Illnesses such as Giardia are caused by cysts that aren’t easily filtered out with common household water filters. Continue reading