Any further thoughts on drinking water on Dartmoor?
I have always just assumed the water is probably bad and always carried a camelbak or similar with me. However, since I have started taking longer runs and carrying more kit I have struggled to justify the extra 3kg of weight that 3L of water represents!
Last Sunday for the first time I started my run carrying nothing but two empty drinking bottles, I then filled these from the streams, and added a few drops of Iodine Tincture to kill any nastys that may have been lurking in the water. This method seems to have worked well, and I had no adverse effects from drinking the water, it didnt even taste too bad! The only negative thing I did notice was the fact that I drank less than half as much as I would have done if I had my Camelbak.