Got rust? This oxidized iron occurs naturally in some drinking water sources and can also come from old, corroded pipes. While it may look and taste unpleasant, the reddish-brown liquid is not a threat to your health.
If you're traveling off the beaten path and won't have access to safe drinking water, you'll need to bring along a portable disinfecting device. Here's a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the three main types.