Tips & Warnings
Water can be sterilized through boiling, however, it uses precious fuel that should be saved for cooking food.
Drinking dirty water is dangerous and can make you very sick. Choose the cleanest water source available and purify all of your water, including cooking water and the water used to brush your teeth.
Article Written By Zach Lazzari
Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Colorado-mountain-adventure.com. Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.