I figured I would do a multi-part post on water discussing things like contaminants, filtration, purification, storage, etc. I want to do it as a multi-part post as this is really a large topic and it is much easier to break it down into smaller byte sized segments.
So please bear with me as I...
Well, I went for a hike ran out of water and decided to try and drink a mouth full of canal water. :(
I was vomiting for days, so I took a parasite/colon cleanse shortly after.
I thought it was safe to drink! :mad:
Can canal water be purified or are there too many chemicals in it?
#1 If I use the Katadyn Vario Microfilter do I just put the filtered water into my canteen and then be able to drink it or do I still need to use some type of "Purification Tablets"?
#2 If I just use the "Aquamira" water filter bottle do I still need to Purify the water in some other way?
If your in a wilderness survival situation, keep in mind that everything in the world needs water. So if you come across a creek, stream, pool of water, pond, lake or river, chances are your gonna be able to find some kind of food source.
A couple of days ago my kids and I (Kevin) went on...
If you were to drink this water, what kind of waterborne diseases would you expose yourself to? The pictures were taken at Dam B in East Texas. Keep in mind that this is a very rural area where lots of people have septic tanks.
This is a question I received on youtube. I wanted to address this question in front of the group so we can get some feed back.
Shane - instead of telling you this or that from my opinion, I would like to quote some other websites on this matter.
When eating shell fish, clams, fish or oysters, it is very important to boil or steam them very good. In a survival situation, its not worth a quick meal if you digest some Typhoid with your meal.