Sunday, March 26, 2017

Is it Safe to Drink Snow?

  Is it safe to eat snow? The answer is usually yes, but to be on the safe side, here are some things you should do.

  Begin by heading outside with a big bowl or pot. Snow is the cleanest right after falling, but it will be fine later on too. Head to an area away from vehicles, (the snow near there may be contaminated). Find an area where the snow looks clean, and gather some.
TIP: The finished water will equal about one-third of the amount of snow you gathered. 

  Bring snow to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes or more, then let cool. 
The water may look a bit dirty, but that's okay.

  Next, we strain it. We used a dish towel to do this. Have one person hold a clean towel over a large bowl or pitcher, while another person slowly pours the water onto the towel. The water should seep through, leaving the dirt behind. You may need to repeat this step more than once.

  And then you're done!! 
  • Safer than most tap water 
  • Fun experience
  • Tastes a little funny. You may want to add a little lemon juice to it. 
  Other random tip: If you are ever stranded in a cold place, DON'T EAT THE SNOW! Boil it first, because by eating cold snow, while you are cold, you may get hypothermia.


What's your favorite thing about snow?


  1. I don't live in snow at any point of the year- nowhere near it.But, this looks like a lovely experience to try out!


  2. This was an interesting post! Unfortunately where I live we don't get much snow :( which I don't like as I love snow!

    1. Thanks! And sorry about not getting snow, I love it too. By the way, you have a neat name!

    2. Thanks! You have a cool name too! :D


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