As you can never carry enough water with you on your hiking trip, it is important to carry a backpacking water filter so that you’re not deprived of water two hours into the hike. Why this is a possibility is because you need at least 4-5 liters of water which weighs 8-10 pounds. It is impossible to carry another 8-10 pounds. The only way to get water is to utilize the groundwater that is available. However, the groundwater is full of many kinds of bacteria, protozoa and viruses. You need to purify that water before consuming it and for that; you need a portable water filter that removes the pathogens by 99%.
It is important to know the process by which your portable water filter purifies the water. Some of them use chemicals like iodine to clean the water but this method makes the water even more harmful. The LifeStraw water filter doesn’t use any chemicals to clean water even though it doesn’t run out until it has reached its full capacity of being able to clean 1000 gallons of water. It only weighs 2.0 oz so it can be put in the smallest compartment of your backpack. The HydroBlu water filter weighs even less than LifeStraw i.e. 1 oz.
It has an activated charcoal filter and a cotton pre filter to remove bacteria and other microscopic organisms such as, salmonella, e-coli, giardia etc. Along with these pathogens, harmful metals like lead, zinc, chromium, nickel etc. are also present in some waters. It is not possible to go on a hike without a supply of water and it is also impossible to carry 5-6 liters of water. Keep yourself hydrated by keeping a water filter that removes all kinds of bacteria without using any chemicals.