The benefits of drinking water
Drinking water is one of the most important things when you are traveling around. Especially in hot and tropical countries drinking water is a must. Drinking water keeps you healthy, fit and it helps to prevent drying out your body. You can live up to 50 days without food, but without water you only last a few days. In warm areas it is advisable to consume plenty enough water daily.
Drinking contaminated water
The problem is that in most third world countries the water from the tap is not always healthy. Most people get sick drinking contaminated water and that’s even more than with eating unhygienic prepared food. The main viral infections that you may incur through drinking water are hepatitis A and rotaviruses. Avoid drinking tap water as much as possible and certainly do not drink water from streams or rivers.
When a natural disaster takes place, like a tsunami, earthquake or hurricane, the first thing that likely is going to happen is that the electrical grid and the water supply get knocked out. Resulting in that water treatment plants stop working which causes tap water to become unsafe for consumption. When emergency workers can’t deliver healthy and save drinking water to the affected area and water can’t be boiled because of broken gas lines other precautions have to be taken to purify the water like water purification tablets.
Water purification tablets
Besides buying bottled water, there are other ways to get healthy drinking water. You can boil water first and then cool it down to drink. The benefit of cooking water is that it kills all possible pathogens in water. The disadvantage is that it takes time to boil the water and you obviously do not always have a stove with you.
It kills micro- organisms in water
Another solution is to use water purification tablets. Water purification tablets kills micro- organisms in water to prevent cholera, typhoid, dysentery and other water borne diseases. Most of the water purification tablets are available in a range of tablet sizes. Each tablet size can be used to treat a specific volume of water.
Used by Outdoor enthusiasts
Water purification tablets are a favored method for water purification by outdoor enthusiasts like hunters, fishermen, hikers or any other outdoor activities. When you go out into the wilderness we advise you to always take a survival kit with you that include water purification tablets. So, if you cannot get drinking water in the area that you are traveling or hiking, water purification tablets can save your life and it easy to carry in your backpack.