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Is the Water Safe to Drink? Access to clean drinking water is one of the basic necessities of life. For many U.S. travelers, a trip abroad may be the first time they’ve had to think about the safety of their drinking water. In some places, it’s as simple as grabbing a cup, turning on the tap, and gulping it down.…

Getting safe and reliable drinking water while traveling is not always easy, but there are ways to get it if you’re willing to prepare and work for it. Avoid Suspect Water in the City When your travels take you into cities or populated areas, you need to know how to find clean water. As cited by doctors and other experts, one…

Like gadgets? Like to travel? You’ll like today’s links. Yesterday, The New York Times blog “Gadgetwise” posted App Picks from the Times’s Travel Columnist.  The author briefly reviews five Droid apps that help travelers manage the basic logistics of traveling – arrangements, roaming charges, translations, etc. (If she was covering iPhone apps, mPassport, the mobile medical travel companion, certainly should…

Survivalists and military personnel have long been familiar with the need to purify water from lakes, rivers and streams where safe water supplies are unavailable. In addition to chemical pollutants, heavy metals and silt, portable water purification systems must be able to remove bacteria, such as E. coli, Salmonella (typhoid fever) and Vibrio cholera (cholera), protozoa such as Giardiasis and…

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