Safe Water Recommendations

Assume all water coming from human-occupied areas may be contaminated and treat it,but in pristine environments this should not be necessary Watch out for murky water, farm outflows and sewerage works,Wash your hands! A little personal hygeine does wonde

Recommendations

  • Assume all water coming from human-occupied areas may be contaminated and treat it 
            But in pristine environments this should not be necessary
  • Watch out for murky water, farm outflows and sewerage works
  • Wash your hands! A little personal hygeine does wonders
  • All filters block very easily: always settle, strain and prefilter
  • Of the filters, the Katadyn Hiker seems to be very popular around the world
  • The First Need purifier is less convenient, but will stop viruses in overseas countries
  • Pre-filtering with a coarse filter can help subsequent chemical treatments
  • Chlorine dioxide treatment is reliable if the instructions are followed.
  • UV treatment is reliable if the instructions are followed.
  • Pentavalent iodine tablets may smell, but properly used they work for most bugs
  • Chlorine tablets by themselves work well against viruses and bacteria, but have trouble against protozoa
  • Chlorine plus silver is essentially the same as chlorine