What happens when you find yourself without access to clean water? Check out these tips on how to safely drink dirty water in an emergency situation.
These 3 Water Filtration Methods For Survival Will Save Your Life
Access to clean water could be the difference between life and death in a survival situation. Whether you find yourself in the aftermath of a natural disaster or out in the wilderness, make sure you're prepared for the worst. Keep this list handy so you’re always ready – these methods are excellent backup plans for when you find yourself without access to clean water.
1. Cloth Filter Water Filtration Method
Good for: Getting rid of dirt and debris.
You will need: Strip of washcloth and two empty containers.
Directions: Run a strip of washcloth from a container of dirty water to an empty container. Eventually the water will migrate from one to the other, but it will still need to be boiled to eliminate contaminants. (Important note: boiling water does NOT filter out any heavy metal or chemical contaminants.)
2. Boil in a Kettle Water Filtration Method
Good for: Killing bacteria and disease.
You will need: Teapot or kettlecharge and open flame.
Anyone can boil water in a basic teapot, but PREPARED Survivalists will use the kettlecharge – a kettle that can charge your devices as it heats and purifies your water.
Directions: Pour water into a pot or kettle over an open flame. Bring to a boil. Allow the water to boil for at least 10 minutes to make sure all microorganism are killed. (Note: like method above, boiling water does NOT filter out any heavy metal or chemical contaminants.)
3. Aquastiq Water Filtration Method
Good for: Filtering out all contaminants.
You will need: Aquastiq and body of water.
Directions: When proper supplies are available, Aquastiq can be a literal lifesaver. The Aquastiq allows you to safely drink directly from rivers and lakes.
Check out the video below to see these tips in action:
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