Ok, I know this is a MUCH talked about issue, but I'm totally new to chlorine dioxide (I've been filtering forever) and want to make the switch for a JMT thru-hike this summer. Forgive me, but I haven't found any real concise answers to my questions through a search. I'd like to know:
1. Is contaminated water on the outside of your treatment container a risk? If so, what do you do?
2. Pre-filtering through a bandana, etc: This seems to imply the use of a separate, "dirty", collection container. It seems a wide-mouth would be necessary for the treatment/drinking container so you could hold a bandana around the rim while pouring...
Am I on the right track here?
Would any of you be willing to (yes, again) explain the steps you take and your favorite containers?
Thanks for the help,