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This is a great project to have at home for that just in case moment. Bio-filters are a great alternative
This is a great DIY option to learn about in the event SHTF and you need a clean water filtration system larger than a Lifestraw. As you can see by the picture the water filters through three separate layers, gravel, sand and activated charcoal. The gravel removes the large pieces of debris, the sand removes the smaller particulate matter and finally the activated charcoal removes bacteria and some chemicals. However this system does not completely remove 100% of everything harmful.
To completely kill all pathogens just boil the filtered water. See how to make this awesome long term water filter below:
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.