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How can you purify water for drinking on a camping trip?

  1. GA Anderson profile image82
    GA Andersonposted 6 years ago

    How can you purify water for drinking on a camping trip?

  2. MacBradaigh88 profile image78
    MacBradaigh88posted 6 years ago

    There are many different options for purifying water. The easiest options is to buy a portable water filter. Most of these are manual pump systems, some good brands are katadyn or msr. There are also Steripens, which use uv light to purify water, and are very quick, although they do not filter out sediment, only kill bacteria. Water purification tablets work also although they are not 100% fullproof.

    If your looking for a do it yourself option you can always strain the water through something like a coffee filter, or even your sock if your desperate, and then boil the water. It should be purified once boiling, although if you went for the sock option then it may not taste that wonderful.
    Hope this helps!

  3. Outbound Dan profile image98
    Outbound Danposted 6 years ago

    From Giardia and Crypto to Hepatitis A and E. coli, there are some nasty little critters lurking in your drinking water.   Be prepared in an emergency too, by having the skills to purify water. read more

  4. brenda12lynette profile image82
    brenda12lynetteposted 6 years ago

    I have always used iodine tablets when backpacking, and they have always worked. They are light weight and inexpensive. Just make sure to follow the instructions and wait 30 minutes before drinking the water after you put the tablets in.

  5. jpcmc profile image87
    jpcmcposted 6 years ago

    The toxic and biological threat of our water supply is real.  To avoid infection, sickness or death, safe drinking water is essential.  Here are water purification methods worth knowing. read more