Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink*

pur2Clean, fresh drinking water is essential to human and other life. In the outdoors, water needs to be purified before it is safe to drink. There are several ways one can do this including boiling, chemical and UV.

One packet of PUR Purifier of Water, about 1 tablespoon of powder, will purify 2.5 gallons of water.  It contains time-released chlorine and removes dirt, viruses, parasitic cysts, pollutants and bacteria.  A flocculating agent clumps all the bad stuff together and then you filter the water through a cloth.  The whole process takes 30 minutes.

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They’re about $18 for  a box of 6, which will treat 15 gallons.  Pretty inexpensive and small enough to stash anywhere. It doesn’t require fire or electricity and no chemical taste.

I’m going to be adding these to my manpurse bag.

*The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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