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The Pedalshift Project 089: Water treatment and management on bike tour

No matter what style of riding you practice on tour, you need to drink your water. On this episode of the pod, water treatment and management for bicycle touring. We revisit tips on treatment along with ideas on how to handle your hydration needs.

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Gear Talk: Water treatment and management on bike tour

  • Revisiting PSP 023
  • Sawyer mini filtration system – these have gotten really good and are really cheap. Alternatives: Lifestraw and  Katadyn
  • Easy and light – iodine tabs (plus Vitamin C to remove flavor)
  • Better version: Oasis Tabs (H/T Brian Hren)
  • Even higher tech – UV pens (Steripen, for one.)
  • Low tech – carry your water from trusted sources
  • Emergency bottle – don’t use unless it is one.
  • DO NOT refill or use containers that held untrusted water without filtering.

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