Intro - How to Be Tap Water Safe

A few years ago, I visited friends in Mexico and was delighted to find a water dispenser unit in their kitchen. You know, the one with a 5-gallon (18.9 l) jug of pure water that is oft delivered by a man wearing a crisp, blue uniform. Towards the end of my stay, I saw one of my friends filling the jug with tap water and my face went green with despair. Taj Bates

What’s my DIY water purification plan?

The best and most surefire way to purify tap water is to boil it. You’ll need to heat the water to a rolling boil so it reaches 212° Fahrenheit (100° Celsius). Note: water’s boiling point is lower at higher altitudes. Keep this in mind as you plan lodging and accommodations for your trip . . . Boil, Boil, Void All Trouble

To eat or not to eat ...?

If you’ve never noticed the major role water plays in the foods and drinks we enjoy every day, you definitely will once you journey to a locale where the water isn’t safe to drink.