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  Maybe we'll have to bring water
  Posted by: old_user on Nov-09-12 12:19 PM (EST)

I checked out both of your systems and they seem rather expensive and complicated. To answer your question, I said water was out just because of the weight. We're trying to keep it as light as possible so we can cover more ground. Covering 20 miles a day on this river is going to be difficult, as it's a snake with a lot of obstacles and shallows, depending on the water level. We'll be doing the Peace River. It's 106 miles long from beginning to end, so we'll need to cover about 21 miles a day.

What about DIY filtration? We'll be bringing iodine tablets on a test run next weekend and I've heard you can use cheesecloth or coffee filters to remove sediment. I'm not sure how much work that'll take, as the Peace isn't exactly crystal clear. It's tea-colored down its entire length, so I assume there will be a lot of stuff to filter out of it.

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