Health Tips: Portable Pure Water

Whether at home or in the wilderness, water quality is an issue we all face on a day-to-day basis. Chemicals added to or remaining in tap water are capable of affecting our health. In the wilderness, even crystal-clear water may contain threatening pathogens.

While expensive water-filtration systems are one answer, there are other ways to address the issue. Steam distillation is a common technique for removing impurities such as arsenic, aluminum, bacteria, chloride, chloroform, copper, fluoride, lead, mercury, nitrates, pesticides, sediment, sodium, sulfate, and viruses. The Waterwise 1600 Non-Electric Distiller is a self-contained stainless-steel unit that operates over nearly any heat source and can deliver up to 16 gallons of pure water each day, nearly anywhere.

For those faced with water-purity issues, distillation may be the answer. For more information, please visit