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Water Purification Tablets

When wild camping, or even when on a long hike, it's important to have a way of purifying water before use - unfortunately even the clearest water may be harbouring something nasty to make you very ill indeed, which is never a good thing in the wilds! :/

I like using Oasis tabs as they work fast and taste quite neutral, just a hint of chlorine which fades the longer you leave it. They also sell a variety of different sized tablets depending on how much water you usually need to treat at a time. Just follow the instructions and enjoy a refreshing drink, or wash, from a stream without the risk of getting sick!

They come in handy on board the motor home too! We fill up our fresh water tank from petrol stations' air & water points quite regularly, since outdoor taps for public use are pretty much non-existent. The water is always clean looking from garages but again the danger is what you can't see, so I make sure to add a relevant quantity of purification tablets each time to be on the safe side. I use the larger tablets which purify 25 litres at a time for the tank. Even if we have had access to drinking quality water to fill the tank with, I still pop a couple in the tank and run it all through from time to time to make sure it hasn't developed anything whilst sitting in there. 

 

Buy Oasis Purification Tabs on Amazon now!

£3.25

 

 

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Sarah is an artist and writer with a lifetime interest in camping and survival techniques.

Living the #vanlife since before it was a hashtag and touring on two wheels with her husband Ryan, they have a wealth of camping and motorcycling knowledge to share, and know a thing or two about packing light! read more


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