Here’s to the end of another “An Engineer’s Guide” series! For those of you not looking for all the nerdy details, this blog is for you.
Part 2 of the whistle series is a little bit different than most of the “An Engineer’s Guide” blogs. Since you already know how a whistle works thanks to Part 1, I figured I would change things up a bit and talk about how your body works alongside the whistle.
Whistles are commonly carried by us backpacking folks. They are lightweight, small, inexpensive and seem trivial. The operating principle of a whistle however is far from trivial. This “An Engineer’s Guide” is geared towards helping you understand how our beloved whistles work.
At last, the moment you have all been waiting for…the final installment of the water treatment series. Time to put aside all the technical jargon and look at the practical aspects of water treatment methods.
So far in this series, we learned about the “nasties” and how water filters, UV light sources and chemicals work to prevent you from ingesting these suckers. Now let’s look at the last common type of backpacking water treatment method, boiling water.