In an emergency, collecting rain water can be a useful way to get pure, safe drinking water. However, there are some things you need to know to ensure its safety.
First, let’s look closer at rainwater. Rain is the source of all fresh water on the planet, including lakes, rivers, streams, glaciers and underground reservoirs. For the most part (I’ll explain in a minute), rain is very pure water.
RAIN WATER’S JOURNEY
So where does rain come from? Most rain starts as highly contaminated ocean water.
Ocean water contains high levels of salt and other contaminants. Ocean water is basically poison to us, thus a person stuck on a raft at sea will often die of dehydration. So how does this water turn into high-purity rain water?Read More >