Treating water is something you'll probably need to do at some point in your bushwalking career. Water from creeks, rivers and even taps is not always safe to drink. Generally speaking, there is no way to tell in advance whether the water you are about to drink is safe or not, which is why travellers and outdoors people are increasingly looking to modern, lightweight water treatment. There a three main types of treatment: chemical treatments like chlorine, mechanical treatment like a water filter and UV treatment as found in SteriPEN products. Like all choices, there are pros and cons to each method. If you’re not sure what method suits your needs best, come in and have a chat with the helpful staff at The Wilderness Shop.