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A Dummies Guide to Water Treatment for the Backpacker

  • Huber Heights Branch Library

    6160 Chambersburg Rd, Huber Heights, OH (map)

    39.846943 -84.114909

  • A Dummies Guide to Water Treatment for the Backpacker

    Confused About All The Options To Treat Water in The Backcountry?

    Not Sure What To Choose? Learn The Facts!

    Free and open to the public.

    Selecting a water treatment system can be an overwhelming decision. There are many factors to consider, including method, effort, size, weight, treatment time and cost. In this workshop we will cover all the major types of water treatment options for the backpacker, day hiker and camper and what types of organisms each system is effective at eliminating. We will discuss the pros and cons of each method. We will give you advice on what to consider, what we think is the most important, and which products might be best for you. We'll also discuss why treating water in the backcountry is necessary, the common waterborne pathogens you'll encounter, how they make you ill and the symptoms of waterborne illnesses.

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    Instructor: Andy Niekamp

    Andy "Captain Blue" Niekamp, the lead adventurer of Outdoor Adventure Connection, has been leading adventure trips for decades, and has more than 25 years of back-country experience. He currently hikes more than a thousand miles a year. Andy has over 14,000 mile of backpacking experience including four end to end hikes of the Appalachian Trail and thru hikes of the Colorado Trail, Ohio's Buckeye Trail, Kentucky's Sheltowee Trace, Vermont's Long Trail, Superior Hiking Trail, Arkansas's Ozark Highlands Trail, Bartram Trail and the Ohio To Erie Trail. Learn from the experts!

    Another fine program by Outdoor Adventure Connection

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