Would you drink dirty water???
August 16, 2006 8:35am CST
If you had a long distance to travel and there are no piped and treated water and you became so thirsty, and dehydrated and you found murky water, would you drink it.
16 Aug 06
That's a tough one. Where I come from, Africa, has a lot more hstilities than this, so of course, that's nothing to waste time on. But the big question actually comes in if the fellow involved is new to that type of situation. this may sound unwise, but drinking that thing in the name of chances for survival could be perilious.
• United States
16 Aug 06
Yes ...by skimming off only the top of the water you should not get any muck from it..use your hands and gently skim a small amount and you will be able to drink it. If you are able to build some type of fire and have a metal container if you skim the top of the water with the contatiner and boil the water it should be ok as then you have sanitised the water...but If you are traveling take extra water with you and matches and a small metal contanier to use if you run out of water.