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Water Safety and Travel5,160 Views
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Trying exotic food can seem exciting and adventurous but how prepared are you to guard the safety of your stomach? Learn more about food safety for globe trekkers in this video.'/>
Description: Consuming unfiltered water during your travels can come with a host of problems. Watch this video to learn more about water safety and travel.
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Planning an intrepid journey to the great plains of Africa, or the mountains of South America? Think twice before you fill up that canteen. To ensure that the water in your travel destination is safe to consume, bring it to a rolling boil for one minute before you drink. If it's not possible to boil water, chemical disinfection is an alternative. Most diarrhea pathogens can actually be killed by household iodine. Add five drops of an iodine tincture to a quart of clear water, or ten drops if the water is cloudy. Then let the solution stand for thirty minutes. To improve the taste of your water wizardry, add a vitamin C tablet to the solution. While you may not decide to make a habit of self-made water, your bowels will thank you for making the extra effort while you trek the foreign wilderness!