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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  2. Urban Survival
    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?
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    #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? #3...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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.
  6. Urban Survival
    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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptosporidium...
  7. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid 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.
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