Water Purification with 3 Pitchers Safe water to drink is a continuous problem, a person can only hope to optimize the quality of the water, you truly cannot avoid problematic water.
Here is a simple Travel Tip to help you have better than normal water for both drinking and brushing your teeth in your Hotel room.
--------------------------------- Pucallpa, Peru Ucayali River or Amazon River Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Travel Journal --- What is your travel problem? I will write a Travel Tips with the solution ----------------------------------
Here in the Photo you can see that I have a rotating lineup of water in 1.5-liter pitchers or measuring cups. I am drinking from pitcher number 1, then when empty I place it in the number 3 spot and boil it. And thereby rotating my water so I always have normal room temperature water to drink.
My strategy is to follow the examples of the locals in the country I am visiting. If the locals generally are drinking purified water, then I drink purified water, I mirror their way of living.
I was in Lima in the Pretty House Hostel and the women owner boiled the water for drinking. Therefore, I broke out my water boiling system and proceeded to follow her example, but with a small improvement, I do not like to drink hot water. She provide water for the guest, however often the water was warm, therefore I set up my own system, plus more convenient, there was no reason to go down stairs to retrieve the water.
I cover the water with a book or something convenient to keep debris from accidentally falling in the water and any curious insects.
In 10 years of travel, I have never found any system that stopped me from drinking the local water completely; I have only been able to optimize the quality of the water, in my opinion,
“All tourists drink the water, it is impossible to avoid.’
"It is not the drinking, it the cleaning of the dishes that is the problem."
(Check out how your favorite restaurant cleans the dishes, do they use purified water, or even hot water.)
Water is a major concern, however I am 50 times more worried about the food I eat, the water they use in preparation, how long the food has been in sitting before they cooked it.
I eat street food, where I can see it being cooked; I do not like to worry about what is happening in the kitchen, I know I am not in Indiana anymore. I know they will take old food and sell it to unsuspecting clients to avoid losing money.
Hot water that comes directly out of the faucet is the world greatest health advance in the last million years.
This system will allow you to learn how much water you drink per day and modulate for better health.
This is the best type because you can fully immerse in the water, easier to use and less change of burning it up as these cookers are required to be in water to use.
This is photo of the best water cooker on the planet, I can only purchase in La Paz, Bolivia. It is 220, yet works in 110 without a problem.