How to survive when water becomes undrinkable!
There are some tricks to make water safe to drink, also known as potable water!
You can use your shirt first! Any cotton shirt, pillowcase, or equivalent that can action like a filter!
When you pour the water through this all sediment, bugs, and larger material remain in the cotton fiber!
Be careful, filtering water this way is not totally safe, it’s most probably that harmful bacteria still exist, so best thing to do is to boil it!
How to make a simple water filter :
So the most known action to purify water is to boil. You can do this everywhere whit a fire and a cup or something similar! When bubbles begin to appear, it means that the water is starting to boil, but continue heating until the water goes into a hard, rolling boil, then start timing. Continue to boil the water for 5-10 minutes plus 1 minute for every 300m above sea level, up to around 5500m where boiling becomes ineffective, to have the most effect upon any bacteria and other micro-organisms.
Until now I did not say anything new but there is, besides boiling water, a new method. Water purification with ultraviolet light.
How does that work ?
Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate harmful pathogens in your home’s water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA). This is extremely efficient in eliminating their ability to reproduce. Disinfecting your water with Ultraviolet light is exceptionably simple, effective and environmentally safe. UV systems destroy 99.99% of harmful microorganisms without adding chemicals or changing your water’s taste or odor. UV water purification is usually used with other forms of filtration such as reverse osmosis systems or carbon block filters. You can find on the internet a lot of water filters based on UV!
UV Water Filter & Purification Systems How They Work :
Another way to purify water is with chlorine drops and iodine tablets. You can find this thing at sporting goods and adventure stores. If you try this method all bacteria will be gone but the taste of water will not be the best.
Most important, pregnant women, women over 50, and people with thyroid problems or taking Lithium should consult with a doctor before using iodine tablets.
If this methods are not enough you can simply buy a water purifier. This thing is made out of a synthetic or ceramic cartilage. All you should do is to ready your empty bottle to fill.
You can also create a purifying system in the wilderness :
You can also try this new device that can produces up to 4 gallons of water/ hour for an unlimited period of time out of thin air and learn how to use it for your survival plan :
US Water Revolution :
Turn air into water :
Backyard Liberty :