we typically use the alum and bleach meathod for cleaning.
we take half gallon per person per day for consumption. toward the end of the trip if we are low or run out of water we filter from the beer coolers as the ice is mostly or all the way melted by then.
and we freeze gatorade bottles for the food cooler. it keeps the food dry and offers cold gatorade at the end when we are all dehydrated from all the boozing.
keep your water containers tightly closed, including the air intake, or you'll find bugs in them.
we'll be down that stretch may 15-21, couple of blue rafts and a couple canoes. give us a shout if you see us.