How To Get Water, Filter and Purify 101

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The water cycle. We all learn about it in early science. As early as 1st grade we understand the behavior of water. That is very interesting. 

How To Get Water, Filter and Purify 101 — Water is essential for surviving more than a few days and will be your #1 priority in a survival situation. On average we can survive around 3 days without water. If SHTF and you don't have a source for water or the means to purify it, you will likely die fairly quickly.

There is a different water cycle worth mentioning. It’s one we dont talk about in school. It’s a cycle that is handled for us at water treatment plants all over the nation. Of course, our biggest concern is what happens when it isn’t handled by them anymore. 

I am talking about the process of securing clean water for life! 

  • Sourcing
  • Filtering 
  • Sanitizing 

What do you know about this process?

Sourcing 

There are many ways you can source your own water. Water storage is not the only answer to your emergency water needs. This is very important! 

You need to consider catching water from the sky, sourcing from water bodies. You might go as far as creating your own pond, on the property! 

Filtering 

Once you have sourced this water you will likely want to filter it. This will remove sediment and smaller particulates that will make it better to drink. It will not make it safe, depending on the filter, but it will make it more bearable. 

Filters can range from a handkerchief to a high powered Katadyn water filter that will remove 99.9% of pathogens in the water.

Sanitizing

If you want to go a step further you will need to sanitize the water. You can do this in many ways as well. Bleach, tincture of iodine, AquaTabs are all viable options for making this happen. 

Of course, the only way to kill all bacteria is to boil water. 

You need these capacities to handle processing water. It’s a must. If the tap goes dry in an SHTF scenario you will have no other options and your family will be looking to you for answers.

How To Get Water, Filter and Purify 101 — Water is essential for surviving more than a few days and will be your #1 priority in a survival situation. On average we can survive around 3 days without water. If SHTF and you don't have a source for water or the means to purify it, you will likely die fairly quickly.

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