Hiking and Camping: Tips on How to Purify Water

There are countless ways to purify water at home, from professional solutions like carbon filters and reverse osmosis to makeshift solutions for emergencies like boiling your water on the stove. However, when you’re far away from your kitchen obtaining safe clean drinking water becomes more difficult.

How to Test the Water in Your House

There is no one-size-fits-all water treatment system because tap water in every home contains unique chemicals, minerals, and contaminants that need to be removed to deliver the cleanest purest water.

How do homeowners decide what type of contaminants they need to filter?

They conduct a home water test.

What is Reverse Osmosis?

The History

In the 1950’s America had “doubled down” on science. In a decade that saw the invention of atomic energy, remote controls, home microwaves, velcro, and power steering, the United States sought to apply scientific progress to every aspect of the American life. This even included the water we drink.

In an effort to make fresh water from ocean water research progressed into reverse osmosis. In 1959 at the University of California Los Angeles a student hit upon the discovery of an efficient viable method of reverse osmosis purification.

Today reverse osmosis is used not only in desalination plants but in food and beverage production, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, power plants, the US military, and countless homes.