Boiling water can kill harmful bacteria but when you’re on the water and need a refill it’s an inconvenient option. Filters are great for on the go, but when you’re packing into a creeker, a pump system takes up space and adds extra weight. Chemical purifiers like Aquamira’s Water Treatment Drops offer good bang for your buck. They fit in the palm of your hand and make river water drinkable right in your Nalgene.
www.aquamira.com | $14.95
This article originally appeared in Rapid, Early Summer 2014.