Water Filtration

One easy way to help you get clean drinkable water is by filtration (however you will still need to boil the water to make it fully drinkable). Filtration helps remove stuff such as bacteria or any objects/organisms that are in the water. While most filters remove most bacteria and other organisms they do not however remove viruses. This is what causes the need to boil water after it goes through a filter.

There are many types of water filters out there such as Sawyer, LifeStraw, or even the old fashion sand & charcoal filter.

While the newer types of filters do make it easier to filter water faster, along with removing most types of bacteria, they do not trump the reliability of the sand & charcoal fire. they are also impossible to replicate if they are damaged while the S&C filter is easy all you need is a container, sand, and a fire to make charcoal.

However the S&C filter is much harder to carry around in one piece and in small bags/containers. The newer generation of water filters can even fit in your pocket, making them extremely easy to transport them around and use them while you move along instead of having to make them over and over  (unless you create a closed circuit S&C filter by putting it in a bottle with holes in the bottom and keep the lid).

​ Difference between the two is the Mini can filter up to 100,000 gallons of water and the Squeeze can filter up to 1,000,000 Gallons of Water 

Sawyer Mini: Walmart Link

Sawyer Squeeze: Walmart Link

​Another way for you to get fresh drinking water is to make a distiller. A distiller evaporates the water which will remove ANYTHING from the water you are trying to drink even including chemicals that are dissolved within the water. This is achieved by boiling water in a closed container which then captures the steam and condenses the steam into liquid water which is safe to drink. Distillers are extremely useful but  can be difficult to make an very effective version.If you’d rather have a Filter and Storage, we recommend LifeStraw Community High-Volume Water Purifier, it filters out 99.9999 % of bacteria, 99.99 % of protozoa, 99.999 % of viruses and ​99.999% of microplastics, which makes it perfect for any SHTF scenario!
Link: shop.lifestraw.com/collections/frontpage/products/lifestraw-community