Water Purification and Filtration
Water purification is probably the most important thing you’ll need in a survival situation. If your getting water from a source you’re not certain is clean don’t trust it. If your water comes from a well it is probably OK. The water from our well is great but we still use one of the larger filters like the Big Berkey or Alexpure just to be safe.
In my Bug Out Bag I have following items for water treatment:
Boiling water for 10 minutes at a hard boil will kill 99.9% of the bacterria in the water this would be my first choice but is not always convenient. So I then turn to my Survival Spring Filter . With this I can take water right from river, stream or lake.
I also carry the water purification tablets I will sometimes add these to my water bottle or canteen and let them work while I travel.
I once got caught out in the Nevada desert luckily I had plenty of water but this is where the coffee filters would come into use they have many uses one of which is filtering solids from water.
DIY SAND and GRAVEL FILTER
WATER FILTER RESOURCES
Water Treatment and Storage
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A Scout Master was teaching his boy scouts about desert survival . “What are the three most important things you should bring with you in case you get lost in the desert?” he asked. Several hands went up, and many important things were suggested such as food, matches, etc.
Then one little boy in the back eagerly raised his hand. “Yes Timmy, what are the three most important things you would bring with you?” asked the Scout Master. Timmy replied: “A compass, a canteen of water, and a deck of cards.”
“Why’s that Timmy?”
“Well,” answered Timmy, “the compass is to find the right direction, the water is to prevent dehydration…”
“And what about the deck of cards?” asked the Scout Master impatiently. “Well, Sir, as soon as you start playing Solitaire, someone is bound to come up behind you and say, “Put that red nine on top of that black ten!”