Backpacker Magazine – October 2010
Survival: Lost with...Only a Bottle of Whiskey
Use that bottle of whiskey to save your life!
A whiskey bottle can hung from a tree to signal for help.
Start a fire using whiskey.
Treat Iffy Water
Early settlers in Canada’s Red River area who mixed a little whiskey into their drinking water had fewer incidences of waterborne illness than their counterparts, reports BACKPACKER columnist and wilderness-medicine expert Buck Tilton. Add a shot to your liter of water, then wait 20 minutes. You want dead—not drunk—giardia.