Survival FactsWhat you need to know to be prepared for any situation
If you are unsure of the safety of the water, treat it before drinking. Strain the water through a paper towel or coffee filter to remove any particles. Then treat it in one of the following ways.
boil vigorously for
add liquid chlorine bleach
(See chart below)
use purification tablets
(1 tablet = 1 quart)
|Amount of water||clear water||cloudy water|
|1 quart||2 drops bleach||4 drops bleach|
|1 gallon||8 drops bleach||16 drops bleach|
|5 gallons||1/2 teaspoon bleach||1 teaspoon bleach|
ALWAYS allow the treated water to stand for 30 minutes before drinking. Properly treated water should have a slight chlorine odor and taste. If not, repeat the dosage and let stand an additional 15 minutes.
water filtration systems
Once your stored water is depleted, you may need to collect water from outside sources. This water will need to be purified as stated above or filtered through a water filtration system. Small backpacking water filters are effective and easily fit into your Emergency Prep Pack. However, because of their size, they are limited in capacity and are best used for short-term water needs. Large gravity driven filters that do not require eletricity are capable of filtering large quantities of water and are better suited for long-term water needs. Once you have your water storage in place, consider adding a water filtration system to your supplies.
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