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How to filter and purify water

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If during an apocalypse or lost and your stranded for a few days there's two important things you need to remember when it comes to not having any water to drink and that is;

DON'T eat because in order to digest food properly you need water, lots of it.

DON'T drink any suspected contaminated, discolored and or smelly water without first filtering and purifying it or it could give you diarrhea and or make you vomit thus speeding up your dehydration and death too. 
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f you've been wandering around for days without any water and you're starting to feel weak, delirious, and downright desperate for something to drink. You got a choice, (a) you can either die from dehydration or (b) die from drinking unsafe contaminated water.

here are the most common overlooked techniques that requires none to very little filtering and no purification. And the only thing you need is a plastic bag, an empty bottle and a couple of handkerchiefs. And the more of these items you have - the more water you'll be able to produce. And so always pack a few of these in your survival kit, except a bottle, of course.

Gathering The Water:

1. a tree holds an enormous amount of water, if you tie a clear plastic bag over and around a leafy green branch, you'll be able to produce water through condensation. Important: Make sure the bag is tightly sealed over and around the branch or it won't produce any condensation water at all.

2. And of course, the best time to acquire clean drinking water is when it rains too. And the fastest and easiest way to gather it is by laying out sheets of plastic such as from trash bags. But if you don't have anything to carry the water in, then it's probably best to just roll up the sides of a trash bag and allow mother nature to slowly fill it and then close when it's full or stops raining.

3. And lastly, in the early mornings and sometimes late at night. If you tie a couple of handkerchiefs or rags around your ankles or around the end of a stick and walk through some tall grass...you'll be able to soak up quite a bit of moisture. And then all you gotta do is wring it out into something. Yep, a crude and slow method, but it works!

Purifying The Water:

After you have gathered the water, you want to make a fire and with a pan or a can, you want to boil the water for at a  minimum of seven minutes to kill all of the bacteria and germs in the water. The water will then be safe enough to drink 
Gab3r136 months ago
That's a great way to get water, but the others are right about your purification techniques. I might use this for water to water my garden or to wash my clothes, but not to drink or cook.
EmcySquare1 year ago
Not really...
Boling wather makes sure that "dangerous alive stuff" in it dies... but this works only with stuff that is "proteine based", since high temperature denaturizes (breaks) the bonds in proteines.
But there are a whole lot "not-alive" stuff that can make you wather not safe to drink. Just consider a lot of chemicals and heavy metals as example. Acids or poisons will not go away by boiling them.
Exactly. Even on the spot distilling can't take out everything. Good point!
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