Whether you are a survival enthusiast who needs water or you’re a homeowner sick and tired of the poor-quality drinking water, the best solution to your liquid needs are water purification tablets. Great for emergencies or backpacking, water purification tablets help remove the contaminants, pollutants and impurities in your drinking water. These have been sublime solutions for all types of people: campers and homeowners, joggers and backpackers.
Here are seven tips to purify your drinking water with water purification tablets:
1. Filter the Dirty Water Before Dissolving
Before you drop a tablet or two in your water, you should first attempt to filter the dirty water before dissolving. You can achieve this by using a piece of cheesecloth or a pantyhose to extract some of the horrendous elements in the dirty water.
2. 1 Tablet Per 10 Litres of Water
Depending on the tablets you purchase, it is recommended that all you need is one tablet per 10 litres of water. Again, depending on the tablet, some say that you need two tablets for every half litre of water. It is important to read the instructions of the water purification tablets to make sure you’re doing the right thing.
3. Shake the Container to Mix
Once you have dropped a tablet inside of the water then the next step is to shake the container to mix the water and the purification tablets. It would be best to shake up to one to two minutes.
4. Wait Several Minutes to Consume the Water
After the integration has been complete, you should wait a couple of minutes before you start to drink the water.
5. Use a Water Purification System in Your Home
Even if you’re not in some forest or trail, you should still consider the efficacy of water purification by installing water purification systems in your home. It is a hefty investment, but it is worthwhile and will keep your body healthy and hydrated.
6. Always Have Tablets in Your Emergency Kit
If you don’t have an emergency kit then it’s important to buy one. That said, one of the most important components to have in your emergency kit are water purification tablets. Should an earthquake, flood or tornado rummage through your area, you can still remain hydrated.
7. Don’t Add Other Harsh Elements to the Water
Finally, it would be a prudent idea to refrain from adding other harsh elements to your purified water. Indeed, you can boil your food with this purified water, but don’t try to “sauce” it up with rum, whiskey or bourbon. For more resources, the Global Hydration website may provide you with additional information.