8. Boiling Water isn’t Going to Make it 100% Safe
We’ve discussed this topic several times, but it’s always good to get a reminder.
Boiling water will kill germs and organisms, but this is not all that you need to worry about.
If there are any chemicals or other harmful particulates in the water, you could boil it until it all evaporates and never have any water that’s safe to drink.
As you can imagine, boiling water with chemical contaminants in it will only concentrate those toxins. You must filter these out.
This is why we recommend having water purifying tablets and other filtering methods with you at all times when you go into the great outdoors.
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