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Old Feb 9th, 2018, 02:29 PM
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Water purification bottle

My husband and I travel to Mexico frequently, and Asia occasionally. I am thinking about purchasing a water bottle that has a purification filtration system in it. The one made by Lifestraw won’t work because you have to still suck the water out through their straw and that won’t work for things like brushing teeth and boiling water for tea. I need something that I can filter and then pour into another container.

Grayl ultralight Is available on Amazon for $60. I am wondering if anybody has any experience with this bottle, or if anyone has any different ideas for me.

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Old Feb 9th, 2018, 03:55 PM
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Most lodgings above the very cheapest level offer purified water and if you're renting a place for more than a couple of days you can buy a big jug of purified water. I carry a steripen for transitions and emergencies.
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Old Feb 9th, 2018, 04:39 PM
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Since our typical stay is at a hostel or Airbnb, these places do not necessarily provide bottled water. I’ve just returned from a 3 week trip and about 3/4 of the time we had to lug water.

I dont want to “make my own” drinking water, just use it for tooth brushing and boiling for tea, so I think one of these bottles is ideal.
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Old Feb 10th, 2018, 03:27 AM
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Good point about boiling - if you have access to a stove, in general you don't need to purify water that will be boiled. Grayl Ultralight looks like an interesting option. The only person I know who has used a Grayl (not sure which version, though) said it hurt her hands. We've made dozens of international trips (mostly Latin America) with our steripen, best fit for us. Let us know what you decide and how it goes. ¡Buena suerte!
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Old Feb 10th, 2018, 04:31 AM
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I’ve had the “Sawyer ultra light” recommended to me and I think I’ll go with it. It’s $20 on Amazon and is good for 100,000 gallons without buying a filter. It’s really small, so adds no weight, which was my hesitation on the Grayl.
I’ll let my husband to the pumping ��
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Let us know how it goes. Happy trails!
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