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    Hi, I have purchesed a small cabin on a lake in the east area of lake louise area
    I have a hand pump in my kitchen plus I have a shower stall in my cabin.

    I only have water from the lake, I know the man I bought it from always boiled his
    water is there a good filter system i could purchuse so I dont have to drink boiled
    water?. I have 12volt and 110 generator power.

    I only need 1to2 gallons of drinking water per day and I only intend to use the cabin
    for summer vacation.

    I heard boiled water taste differant.

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    Look on www.lehmans.com
    They have water filters that will filter for giardia and other yukky things in lake water.

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    http://www.alpharubicon.com/kids/hom...erkeydaire.htm
    http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com...e2fca2a52384bf

    here's a couple of links. They work REALLY good. PM me for more info....

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    Yes, boiled water tastes flat. But it tastes better then beaver fever!
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    You could use the tablets then run your drinking water through a Brita type pitcher for the minimal amounts that you need. I don't know how it would taste.
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    i would suggest using the big berky as akgrizcr suggested they have a ceramic filter that can be boiled cleaned & reused indeffinatly, for my back country trips i carry a katadyne pump thats easy & lite to pack it cost me around $80 ive used it in alaska,wyoming,colorado,montana,idaho & filtered water from lakes,rivers,streams & beaver ponds & ive yet to contract any of the dreaded yuckies that make you move the television into the bathroom if you get my drift, the big berky can be purchased for around $250+shipping, i believe "akgrizcr" was kind enuff to put up a link to their site.

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    mike, Thanks for the info I found it very usefull I like the idea of tablets or chemical drops but I didnt think about running
    it though a filtration pitcher after that makes good since. I am on Roberta lake off crosswind trail.
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    Would like to thank all people who responded all good ideas, Never had beaver feaver but have had cryptosporinium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oregon redneck View Post
    Would like to thank all people who responded all good ideas, Never had beaver feaver but have had cryptosporinium.
    10-4 on the TV in the bath room.
    Both giardia and crypto are great weight loss programs!

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    Ha maybe great weight loss but lets see you get that and go on your Honeymoon LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by oregon redneck View Post
    Ha maybe great weight loss but lets see you get that and go on your Honeymoon LOL
    A "real man" wouldn't let that slow him down

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    Katadyn Basecamp filter will fill your needs nicely. It's replace my hand pump filter for all trips other than when I am backpacking.
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    What AKDoug said. As long as you have a tree to hang it in, and don't need the water immediately (it's gravity fed so no pumping needed, but it takes a few minutes for gravity to do its thing) the katadyn basecamp is perfect.

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