FAQ 04: Do You Need a Water Filter System for Camping and RVing?
I couldn't live without mine — and I mean that LITERALLY.
If you’ve been keeping up with me on social media, you know I had to give up my lot and put an end to construction. That has, of course, cut into my ability to create content. When you’re negotiating contracts and constantly looking over your back, it’s tough to write fun things. I’m still trying to catch up, so bear with me.
Thankfully, I knew two RV friends who were also experimenting with the idea of putting down roots. They invited me to camp at their temporary 20-acre home. It is 100% off-grid, so the self-sustaining mods I made to the RV and truck are paying off.
One of the crucial additions to my travel setup was water filters. I have three separate systems (affiliate links):
We harvest rainwater on the property. I’m sure this sounds natural and clean on paper, but it runs off the roof that cats, birds, and insects walk across. Consequently, the water is not potable. That is, not until I use my water filtration systems to purify it.
So, does it work? Well, it’s been a week, and I haven’t dropped dead yet! I've also used my water filtration systems to remove giardia from the tap water in Mexico and had no issues while living there.
If you’re a paid subscriber, I’ll share details on my exact process for making rainwater drinkable. I’ll also tell you about why I was the only RVer I knew in Mexico who was able to drink her tap water!
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