How to Handle food safely when camping

Memorial Day signifies the unofficial kickoff for outdoor activities like camping. Camping can either be a flurry of fun and adventure, or a miserable few days of getting sick in the bushes and being dehydrated. Every summer, thousands of people set out on these camping adventures, and every summer, many become stricken with food borne illnesses or a parasitic infection. Watch this how to video to keep this from happening to you.

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One thing I disagree with in the video, he says if you use water from or around your campsite you need to boil it for 1 minute. No, you need to boil it for at least 10 minutes and add a minute for every 1000 ft in elevation above sea level. boiling for one minute will not kill all the bacteria and protozoa in the water and boiling will not kill viruses in the water. There is some more info here about water safety -

http://www.camping-water-filter.com

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