Prepping and Survival Water Filters
A person can go 3 days without water. That might seem like a lot but in the event of a disaster or any other situation that might arise, 3 days will come and go at the blink of an eye. Water is a core necessity for survival so having a way to have clean drinking water is of the utmost importance. Water storage could be your thing and you have stored and stored water in large bins or containers and you might think that is enough. What happens when that supply runs out? Will you be prepared? Consider a survival water filter.
There are several ways to obtain clean drinking water.
- You can have a large storage supply of water on hand
- You can collect it from rain water
- You can boil water to help remove impurities
- You can use chemical tablets to purify water
- Or, you can purify it with a personal water filter!
Part of being a prepper is having options. You should have more than one way to obtain water so a filter is great to add to any supply list to add a second or third option to your survival list.
Personal water filters come in many different shapes and sizes.
A personal survival water filter such as the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration system is a great start.
It is not very expensive and is great for prepping, camping, scouting, hiking, emergency preparation. Also, it is very lightweight and offers great filtration:
- Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera, and E.coli; removes 99.9999% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium
- Filter rated up to 100,000 gallons; includes 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch, 7-inch drinking straw, and cleaning plunger
If you are looking for a larger filtration system to help filter water for your and your loved ones then the LifeStraw Family 1.0 Water Purifier is a great option.
It offers clean drinking water for a family of four for 3 years!
It also has great purification with:
- Purifies 18,000 liters/4755 gallons without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals
- Surpasses EPA standards for water purifiers: removes 99.99% viruses, 99.9999% bacteria and 99.9% protozoan cysts to 0.02 microns
There are many other options to help filter water during a time of need but the two above are inexpensive options to add to any survival kit. Later we will discuss ways to filter water and water storage but again, you should have more than one way to obtain clean drinking water to survive.
Now that you have your survival water filter, check out Water Storage Containers HERE.