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How to Safely Turn Snow & Ice Into Drinking Water

In the winter we are surrounded by nearly drinkable water supplies in the natural world: snow and ice are everywhere! Mountaineers and hikers exploring cold environments should master the essential skill of converting snow and ice into drinking water to remain hydrated on longer journeys. Is It Safe to Eat Snow or Ice? A small […]

Pros and Cons: Bottled Water vs Filtered Water

Over the last few decades, bottled water has become a mainstay in American life. In many stores today, the shopper is greeted by rows and rows of bottled water in refrigerated cases. Bottled water sales doubled between 1997 and 2007, reaching about $12 billion in sales. American sales of bottled water peaked at about 500 […]