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The Wilderness Survivor, Issue #011 -- Clean water
March 01, 2005
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Table of contents

- Editor's Notes
- Making water safe to drink
- Content has been updated
- Share your tips and experience

Editor's Notes

Hello ,

Hope everything is well with you and that you are ready for a new issue of the Wilderness Survivor. Please, take a couple of minutes and read about how to make water safe to drink.

Clean water is almost as important to humans as air. Water is life. Simply put, without clean water, nothing can live. For you as a wilderness traveler the ability to get safe drinking water is of highest priority and an essential wilderness survival skill.

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Making water safe to drink

In the wild, except for high in the mountains, water is seldom pure and should always be purified before being drunk. Polluted water can contain harmful microorganisms that transmit disease.

Waterborne contaminants

There are five basic contaminants; turbidity, parasitic worms, bacteria, viruses and chemicals.


Dirty water which contains minerals or particulate and organic matter that may make it cloudy or muddy. To reduce the turbidity, look for the clearest water source.


Can cause, among others, bilharzias, dysentery, hookworms and giardiasis. Some of these organisms are relatively large.


Some of the most lethal water contaminants as diarrhoea and dysentery.


The smallest health threatening micro organisms, they can cause diseases such as hepatitis A&E and polio.


The chemicals we are talking about here is probably pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers from agricultural land. But usually extremely diluted.

Methods of purifying water

Click here to read about Methods of purifying water.

Content has been updated

New more good content have been added to the Wilderness Survival Skills website the last couples of week:

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If its more then 150 words I will put your content on a single page. It will look like: hiking trip

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Written by Erik C. Falk


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