Are there any adverse effects of drinking distilled water (possibly obtained melting snow or using other survival techniques like a solar still)? Maybe dehydratation, diarrhea...? Some people even claim that it can induce embolism and red-cells death.
For instance, there is the saying pure water, as it goes in, it goes out.
So many people recommend mixing distilled water with some salts 1. As far as I've read, the danger is mostly a myth.
Any personal experiences?
There is a related question at Skeptics.SE: Does drinking distilled water remove needed minerals from your body?
1 As an anecdote, some mountaineers and scouts used these salts to mineralize and oxigenate water: