October 1, 2014 About 55 to 75% of the body is made up of water. The body therefore needs a continuous supply of water to be able to function properly. Studies show that a healthy human being can go for more than seven days without regular eating but cannot do without water. You can see now how important water is. However, water can be dangerous and unsafe for human and animal consumption once riddled with pests, parasites and bacteria. It could cause serious sickness and discomfort like acute stomach ailment that will not go away soon. Therefore, you cannot afford to skim on water purification in situation where you are in contact with impure water. There are instances that can place you in contact with questionable water. If you are in the wilderness, chances are narrow that you will have access to pure drinking water. Most people who visit the wilderness for camping are thus advised to purify water before consumption. You can also be in contact with impure water in the case of a disaster. The clean source of water may be damaged and consuming that water can be completely unsafe for drinking and cooking. It is important to note that there are people who live in areas where water is not purified for them. Because of these and many other reasons that lead to water damages, purification of the water is mandatory. The last thing you want in your life is to get sick because sickness is one life’s disadvantage with many other disadvantages. Now, boiling is one of the most popular methods you can use to purify water. It is cheap, takes less time and can make water safe for drinking and other domestic use. Purifying water by boiling helps to kill the pests and bacteria that may be present in the water. If you drink water that is not boiled and you are sure it is unclean and impure, you are putting yourself in a risk of getting sick. Be wise and avoid falling being a victim of impure water. Get purified water by boiling. Pick one of your pots from the kitchen and clean it thoroughly. The size of the pot depends on the amount of water you want to purify. Now pour the water you want to purify in the pot, light your stove and then place the pot on the stove. You can use any other fireproof container if you do not have a pot. If you do not have a stove at home, build a fire. If you do not have firewood, use charcoal. Either way, make sure you have a fire source that can boil the water. As the water boils, the bacteria present in the water are killed. Continue boiling the water until it forms bubbles. This kills the vast majority of organisms that may be present in the water. Because boiling water will not remove the solid particles available in the water, you may want to filter the water first before you boiling. You will end up with pure water that both you and people in the family can drink without fear of the unknown.