Water is the most important thing we can take with us when we are travelling, and it can be so easily overlooked. If you have a caravan, chances are it has water storage built in. What if you
don’t, or you aren’t sure when the next time you can top up the water tanks? Then it certainly doesn’t hurt to take some extra for good luck.

Here are some other points to consider:

  • Am I going somewhere with plenty of clean water available?
  • How many litres per person per day have I budgeted? Is it a reasonable amount?
  • Should I take some water filtration devices with me if my water sources are a bit suspect?
  • What about water transfer and storage? Can I easily pump my water from one place to another? Do I have enough capacity?
  • How do I intend to use my water?
  • Do I need a shower or hot water system to stay comfortable on the road

To ensure your available water is clean, you have a few options. Firstly, you should ensure your water tank is clean before embarking on that trip of a lifetime. A product like Tank Cleen works well for this.

Also, you can treat your water before drinking if it doesn’t fill you with confidence. Inline water filters and purification tablets do a wonderful job of turning the untouchable into delicious drinking water, and take up next to no space at all.

When you are filling up, ensure that you use a correct hose for hygienic water transfer. There are specific materials used in these hoses that doesn’t affect the water, or leave it with a funny taste.

It also really pays to have a few water-saving tricks up your sleeve whilst on the road. For example, it’s a great idea to wipe down your plates and bowls with a paper towel before washing them in water, allowing you to use only a small amount of water for cleaning up.

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