Water Purification, Water Sterilisation, Water Contaminants | #AskPaulKirtley 39



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Welcome to Episode 39 of #AskPaulKirtley, where I answer questions about water. What are the advantages of Millbank bags? Can you use a bandanna to filter water? Do Steripens work? How do you deal with herbicides and pesticides in water? Can you use activated charcoal to filter water? Is it safe to drink water from springs and wells? These are the jumping off points for a wide-ranging discussion about producing safe drinking water outdoors – close to home or further into the wilds…

TIMESTAMPS:

05:12 Millbank bags vs bandannas – advantages/disadvantages.

10:35 Millbank bags as teabags?

13:16 Steripens and UV light treatment

21:44 Herbicides and pesticides

26:47 Activated charcoal (same as from a fishtank filter)?

29:05 Springs and wells – safe to drink?

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