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How to purify water

4 STEPS

Need to quench your thirst and purify water while on an adventure? While natural water sources such as creeks, rivers and lakes can be beautiful to explore do not drink directly from them, they are filled with invisible bugs that can have you laying sick in your tent. Learn how to safely purify water for your next camping trip.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Boiling water for 8 minutes is the easiest way to purify drinking water

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Alternatively, you can use a water filter

These lightweight, compact and durable filters are designed to eliminate harmful bacteria and chemicals.

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Alternatively, you can use water purifier tablets

These tablets protect you against harmful bacteria and chemicals.

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Be careful: don't contaminate your bottle

Avoid this by first collecting the water you’d like to drink in a bucket or pot.