Thread: Carrying water
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Old 12-03-06, 12:31 AM
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I think the pumps kinda make a lot of sense assuming there is water lying around. On the other hand one has to be careful. There is some evidence people using pumps are sick more often. This seems to be because the water going into the bottle isn't the only source of nasty bugs, you may otherwise contaminate yourself handling the source, and because; people take advantage of the fact they can now render potable water they would otherwise not consider, thereby getting close to bad source; and the filters are only so good. So while the pumps are good, particularly if all your sources are natural, they are not a good thing to rely on in areas where you have access to perfectly good treated water. Also cycling is thirsty work, and you may burn up a ton of water and it amounts to a lot of pumping, maybe we need a pumping system that drags one's wheel like a dyno.
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