• Video: Considerations when Boiling Water For Disinfection

  • Video: When You’re Boiling Water As A Disinfectant

    a pan and water boiing on the top of a stove
    Boil water when making Dakin’s Solution

    In this companion video to a previous article, Dr. Joe Alton discusses the methods of water disinfection and why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider boiling water to be the most effective way of disinfecting water off the grid. Ol’ Dr. Bones talks about the real standards for boiling water, plus some filters you might consider, and operational security issues when using wood fuel as a heat source.

    Fun Fact (or maybe not so much fun if you’re gathering it yourself): It takes a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of wood to boil a liter of water!

    To watch, just click below:

    Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

    Joe Alton MD

    Joe Alton MD

    Learn all about water disinfection and 150 other topics in the award-winning Third Edition of the Survival Medicine Handbook: The Essential Guide for When Medical Help is Not on the Way, plus our new book Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease: The Layman’s Guide to Available Antibacterials in Austere Settings. Also, check out Nurse Amy’s store at store.doomandbloom.net for some of the best quality medical kits and individual supplies you can add to your medical storage!

    Alton’s Antibiotics and Infectious Disease
    Just some of the medical kits from Doom and Bloom(r)/Grab n Go(r)





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