So one time in Sac Ca i was with a bunch of cats from Seattle, we kept running back and forth (camp and the nearest spicket ) (5 dudes drink shitloadsaday) So I made a filter. checkit you need; One three liter bottle, one bandanna, clean sand (on the edge of a river the silt is pretty dope) charcoal (from the fire that you sat next to and got tossed and now your hungover, witch is why your dehydrated in the first place).knife, duct tape(not rely) Cut the bottom of the bottle(say bout 2-3 in bowl) bandanna goes first(to keep shitin) then alternate layers of sand and charcoal. cram the bowl on top, put holes in it (the bottom for water to flow) lil duct tape keeps shit, like a bag full of bobcats(together) like a big funnel pour the water in the bowl, the water comes out clean from the mouth of the bottle. you can still boil it to be sure its microbial y safe. then keep it in cleaned out 40 bottles(glass is the shit no BPA). Also my native american friend, Spirit tells me the best water in a river is found by swimming out to where its the deepest, dive down and collect the cold water at the bottom. sounds kool.Hey all, I'm looking for the best way to purify water. so far I've found boiling and filtering but i was wondering if anyone knew any other ways to get the job done?
Hey all, I'm looking for the best way to purify water. so far I've found boiling and filtering but i was wondering if anyone knew any other ways to get the job done?
Since you don't hafta worry about viruses in the US, how important is a filter, anyway? I mean, sure I prefer the taste of cool refreshing water coming outta the side of the mountain, or collecting morning dew off leaves. But if I'm parched bad, a dirty puddle works.
Don't you get an immunity to water bacteria if they ever gave you grief? Again, stagnant swamp water isn't my first choice, but boiling seems like a lotta work to do on the regular. And water sitting in an old tire hasn't got me sick anytime that comes to mind.
I have three Lifestraw water bottles from traveling and they do work; however, they do not have charcoal filters in them to remove any bad tastes or chemicals. I only ever put water that we bought from the local kioks in them so I have not experienced them in an emergency situation.
I got one for about 20 bucks, pretty sure you can find one cheaper than 60 bucks if you look around and check the internetSawyer squeeze filter. Small and ight as fuck, kinda pricey at 60 bucks, but you will never have to buy another. Easy to clean and use too. They say it lasts a million gallons, mine's still going strong after two 6-month backcountry trips. Good for everything but viruses, which you don't have to worry about in the USA. If you go out of the country, they have a virus-proof filter for just a bit more. Or a few drops of bleach and a bandana to strain out floaties, if you're hard up.