If you are hiking in to your campsite, carrying all of the water you will need may not be possible.
You will need to prepare to purify water that is from a nearby stream or body of water so you don't drink these creatures that will make you very sick:
Louise Miracle with the Preventive Search & Rescue Team at the Grand Canyon in Arizona shares her tools for purifying water to drink in the video below:
- Make note of any potable (drinkable) water spigots or sources along your trail or at your campsite.
- Carry with you a wide mouth plastic water bottle. For the day, depending on the heat and where you can find potable water, you will want 3 additional liters of water in two light, sturdy, collapsible water bags/or pouches.