Wilderness survival – is this water safe to drink?

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25 Comments on "Wilderness survival – is this water safe to drink?"

  1. eternity812 | March 6, 2010 at 11:58 pm |

    No i wouldnt drink it

  2. snowfallzz | March 6, 2010 at 11:58 pm |

    I wouldn’t drink it but I’ve heard that if you had too, no matches for a filter, no purifyer tablets/charcoal,
    then like he said strain through shirt, and get your water from the very top of a little waterfall if possible, nothing standing or deep for slow moving, even slow moving is somewhat safe depending on the underlying sediment..think about it..what do bacteria need to survive and breed? food and little to no movement. So a rockier bottom=less food and more turbulence=less proliferation.

  3. omgitzsteg | March 7, 2010 at 12:22 am |

    most of your videos are good, but i didn’t really get the point of this one.

  4. 888nitrocircus888 | March 7, 2010 at 12:45 am |

    boil it or purify it in some way or just find a different sorce of water

  5. ViolentKisses87 | March 7, 2010 at 1:33 am |

    Cell phone cam sweety? xD

  6. kukuruyuk | March 7, 2010 at 2:15 am |

    You will die but not immediately. If you got a diarrhea for example you won’t be able to move well at all while losing a large amount of fluids, fluids that you won’t be able to procure and the same goes with food. In survival situation you will defnitely die.

  7. CaliforniaSasquatch | March 7, 2010 at 2:46 am |

    I would use my Katadyn Pocket Microfilter (the silver coated ceramic/stainless steel model), and drink it all.

  8. i would drink it, i don’t think you will die.
    you will get sick(stomachache) but i don’t think you’ll die unless it’s contaminated with unnatural material.

  9. icthus560 | March 7, 2010 at 3:28 am |

    don’t drink it

  10. RelicRoks | March 7, 2010 at 3:31 am |

    drink pee

  11. crispybacon100 | March 7, 2010 at 3:35 am |

    great camera lolz

  12. littlegoobie | March 7, 2010 at 4:01 am |

    not safe. blurry water generally holds lots of bacteria that’s not visible, mostly because it’s out of focus. :D.

  13. its poor video equipment water,,don’t drink it

  14. maxinpains | March 7, 2010 at 4:33 am |

    If you wanna be a urban suvivalist ask a homeless people. they’ll tell you what the best way to survive. really.

  15. Fearyourgovernment | March 7, 2010 at 4:44 am |

    I understand that.. No worries I simply wanted to explain the situation and what I meant. Just a common misunderstanding. Take care brother

  16. sabotoged | March 7, 2010 at 4:56 am |

    Easy, easy lol. I thought you meant you were saying it only took 1 minute to bring it to a boil.

  17. Fearyourgovernment | March 7, 2010 at 5:44 am |

    actually sir I meant at a rolling boil.. once its boiling count down a minute and youre fine. look it up I’m sure youre wrong..
    I’m not insulting you or trying to correct you, just stating the facts and what I’ve said is true, if YOU dont believe boiling water will make it potable then you just might die of dehydration. unless you carry a lifetime supply of purification tablets that dont kill everything in the water

  18. sabotoged | March 7, 2010 at 6:24 am |

    You’ve got to boil it for longer than a minute, lol.

    Much longer depending on your elevation.

  19. Fearyourgovernment | March 7, 2010 at 6:37 am |

    why does nobody mention boiling you can boil any water at a boil for at least a minute and it will be safe to drink, unless youre worried about there being chemicals but thats only in certain places

  20. You might have some good info…. but, your video quality is useless for this kind of exercise.

  21. zachbdude | March 7, 2010 at 7:41 am |

    if im out in the wilderness looking at this water, ill remember this: “damnit! he didnt tell me if i could drink it!”

  22. WeaponsEnthusiast | March 7, 2010 at 8:38 am |

    Have you not heard him? He said he wants it interactive, he provides the image (it is terrible though) and he talks about stuff, and puts it in question form for the viewers to answer in comments.

  23. Get a better camera please before you post videos. Can’t see anything!

  24. akhenatten | March 7, 2010 at 10:14 am |

    As it is, not drinkable. Boiling it will make it safe to drink but it will taste pretty bad. Make a campfire, remove some charcoal and use it as a filter in a large container with small holes in the bottom. After the water coming out of the filter starts to run clear it will not only be safe to drink but will be more pure than tap water. The filter can be used many times and will give you enough water to find a more suitable water source.

  25. jefferyrowe1960 | March 7, 2010 at 11:01 am |

    if i had to then gamefan got it straigh from les stroud dig a filter hole otherwise wait for rain 3 min 3 day 3 week rule

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