Thursday, October 22, 2009
Camping Water Filtration systems
Camping is a time honored, family bonding tradition. Whether you are at a campground or simply out in the wilderness, clean water is a must have. Bottled water can only last a certain period of time and in a lot of campgrounds, well the water is not very good for drinking. Here are a few tips and pointers on how to purify water when you are enjoying a camping adventure.
The most popular way to purify water is to boil it. If you have access to a stream or want to be safe by purifying the water at your campground, boiling the water kills any kind of bacteria that may be present in the water. One way is with stagnant water. Filter the water with a makeshift filter. Use an old piece of cloth or pants and run the water through the filter for about 10 minutes. Then boil it. This will kill and remove the algae and bacteria. When boiling the water, bring to a boil and once you see a little visible evaporation then the water should be safe to drink.
It doesn't hurt to be safe when you are at a campground but everybody has been to a camping park where the water there is just not suitable for drinking and just bearable for bathing. Using a camping water filtration system is just a surefire way to make sure that the contaminants have been eradicated.
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