When camping and hiking, especially if we have done it for a while, we start to think we know it all. For instance, we know where that fresh water river is a couple miles up the path and we can fill our canteens with that delicious, icy cold water without fear.
While we are sure it’s a great river with good tasting water, you might think twice about drinking it before purifying it. After all, you do not know what someone is doing upstream in that water.
Sometimes even nature can throw a wrench into the works if it's in a bad mood. Get some nasty bacteria into your system you just might be in a world of hurt.
Now that it’s established that you should purify your water you might want to be certain you are doing it right. Sometimes boiling your water does not always do it.
After the break go over to the next page and we will pinpoint some common deadly water purification errors we humans make!