Methods of Purification of water – Iodine02:44

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Here we will go over one of the Methods of Purificaion of water.  Iodine. 

Lets talk about water, water is something that you cannot live without.  When your out in the wilderness, any surface water that you can find, you have to consider that as a water source, but you cannot just go drinking surface water.  All surface water must be purified.  There are 3 techniques that you could use.   You could either boil, use iodine tablets, or some type of filtration device.  What we’re going to do right now is use Iodine Tablets.

Now to make all of this work, you’re going to have to have a bottle of iodine tablets and some type of a water bottle that you can put your water in.   For this source of water, clear water, I would only use one tablet per quart.   For cloudy water I would use 2 tablets.

So I went ahead and dropped out 2 tablets.  There’s my iodine, I”m going to secure them right here for now.

I’m going to use some type of a cloth when I get ready to fill this canteen up.   Now basically if you can find a fast moving source of water, that would be better.  There’s less sediment, less floaties in there.

Right now we’re going to keep the floaties out of our canteens, thats any kind of bug larva and anything like that.   Just go ahead and put this cloth on the top, keep it as tight as you can and reach off into the source and let it fill up.

Now I”m going to secure my 2 iodine tablets.  A day like today it will require about 30 minutes to purify this water.  A freezing cold day would take about an hour.

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