Reliable portable water filters for traveling or hiking
Lakes, streams, and even the run-down water fountain on the playground can seem like a tantalizing oasis when you’re thirsty. At least until you think about all the bacteria in freshwater, or see someone use the fountain to give their dog a bath. In your daily life, a portable water filter can save you from buying expensive re-branded tap water enclosed in plastic. On a hiking trip, top-grade filters can allow you to drink from a stream after all.
Original article from MSN's website
June 2, 2022
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