Filtering And Purifying Water So You Can Survive The Coming Drought

Filtering and Purifying Water - Pressure valve
Filtering and Purifying Water - Pressure valve

Filtering and purifying water is one of the main priorities that you should have if you are interested in long-term survival. While the average human being can survive for almost three weeks without food, but only three days without water.

While you would be starving and miserable, and your energy levels would suffer, you could survive a prolonged period without any food. Water, on the other hand, is an entirely different story. While you can survive for up to 3 days without water, that is under ideal conditions. What happens if you are in a survival situation? That three days quickly drops to a day or day and a half at most. So being able to provide your family with safe drinking water should be at the top of your list of priorities when it comes to long-term survival.

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What's frightening to me, and it should be to you as well, is that there are signs of the coming drought everywhere. Temperatures keep rising, water levels in freshwater bodies of water and lakes keep dropping, and nobody seems to notice any of this. While it may seem as if these signs of a global drought are not noticed the reality is that there's simply no way that the government and other global powers haven't noticed what's going on.

This means that the governments of the world are deliberately deceiving all of us, which also means that when things get ugly, there won't be anyone there to help us. We will be on our own, and unless you have prepared ahead of time, you are going to be in a lot of trouble.

Now I don't know about any of you, but I'll tell you right now that there is no way I'm going to sit back and new nothing and wait for my family to suffer. Knowing that the government will not be there to help you should be enough of a motivator to get you up and moving so that you can be ready for the coming chaos that will be unleashed once the drought hits in full strength and fresh water becomes increasingly scarce.

The thing you have to remember is that once the problems start, it's already going to be too late for you to do anything about it if you haven't made preparations ahead of time. By preparations, I mean having water and supplies in your home, but even more importantly you have to be well versed in different methods of purifying water and processing water to make it safe and drinkable.

Why Do You Have To Purify Groundwater?

A lot of people see animals drinking from a river, stream, or lake and think that if they are drinking it, then the water must be safe for people to drink as well. If this is what you are thinking, then I'm afraid that you are dead wrong. Animals have a much more robust immune and digestive system, and they are used to drinking untreated water. On the other hand, people like you and I have a much lower level of resistance to untreated water, and if we drink it, there is a virtual certainty that we will end up getting sick. Microbes in untreated water can have you feeling incredibly sick and throwing up and also experiencing terrible diarrhoea within a day of consuming them. When this happens, you are going to end up dehydrated very quickly, which will make things much worse for you if you are already dealing with a water shortage.

The good news is that there are many proven ways to process water to make it safe to drink. What you need to remember is that some of these methods will kill microbes, but if there are any types of toxins or industrial waste present it won't do anything to remove that. This is why you need to learn a variety of methods for processing water so that no matter what kind of situation you find yourself in you will be able to provide your family with the safe water that they need.

Purifying Water by Boiling it

Boiling water is the easiest way to purify water, and it is also one of the most effective. Unlike other methods, all you need is a means of making fire and a container that can withstand the heat of boiling that you can put your water in. There are a lot of different opinions over how long you need to boil water to make it safe. The reality is that once water has reached the boiling point, there's very little chance that there are any microbes that have survived. If you want to be safe, you can let the water boil for a few extra minutes just to be sure that anything harmful has been killed.

What happens if you don't have a metal container to boil water in? In this case, if you have a heavy duty backpack or anything of that nature that is water proof you can still boil water. No, you can't put a backpack over a fire. What you can do is put some rocks in the fire and heats them until they are red hot. Then you can add them to the water in the backpack until it comes to a boil. When using this method of boiling your best bet is to use a pair of sticks for transferring the rocks from the fire to the bag. Once the water cools, you simply remove the rocks and place them back in the fire to get them ready for the next round of purification.

Filtering Water

If boiling water isn't a feasible option, you can also construct a filtering system. This is also an ideal situation if you are sheltering in place long term. You don't want to be boiling water every time you want a drink, so constructing a filter is a great alternative. The good news is that it's not as hard to construct a water filter as you might be thinking it is, and you can do it with common materials that you may have laying around your house right now. The following steps are an example of how you can make an effective water filter using common materials.

  • Start by getting an empty 2-liter soda bottle and carefully cutting off the bottom of the bottle
  • Next, take a coffee filter and place it inside of the bottle near the top where you would normally pour soda from
  • Next crush activated charcoal into a fine powder and fill up about a third of the bottle with it
  • On top of the layer of activated charcoal, you add a layer of fine sand that should fill another third of the bottle
  • The final layer is a layer of gravel that goes on top of the sand
  • After following these steps, you can add water to the filter and let it drain into a container.

This type of filter is very easy to make, and it is also highly effective at removing harmful microbes from water.

Using A Water Distiller

While the above methods are effective at killing microbes that can make you ill, they won't help you if you are dealing with salt water, or if the water you are trying to process has chemical contaminants in it. In that case, you are going to need to distill the water to make it pure and safe to drink. Now if you have a lot of money you can buy industrial style water distiller and then you are set. But if you are like me you are going to have to find a less expensive way to distill water. The good news is that it's possible to make your water distiller if you have the right materials.

  • The first thing you need to make your home water distiller is a container with a tight lid that can withstand the heat of a fire. The bigger the container, the less labor intensive it is going to be for you to process water. This is because once you fill it, you can go about doing other things while it processes the water for you
  • Next, you need to make a small hole in the top of the container and feed a long hose into it. It's very important that the hose not touch the water since this could melt the hose and contaminate the water. It could also allow impurities to get into the hose and end up in your water. Once the hose is in place, you need to seal it so that there are no gaps between the hose and the lid
  • Next, you take the hose and lay the end of it into the container that is going to hold your water. You want to have the hose exit the water container at a fairly steep angle so that it looks like an arch leading from the untreated water to the treated water. Then you wrap the hose in a cold towel, which you are going to have to replace periodically as it dries out
  • Finally, you fill the starting container with unfiltered water and light your fire. As the water boils, it will turn to steam, which will gather in the hose. As the steam cools, it will form water droplets, which will then trickle down into your other container giving you pure water.

Storing Your Processed Water

Once you perfect a means of processing water, you are going to need a way to store it. After all, you don't want to have to light a fire or use a filter every time you get thirsty.

When storing water, I would recommend using a large barrel with a tight-fitting lid. Once you have large containers picked out to make sure that you store them in a way that hides them from view. I'll tell you right now that if there is a major drought, and people know you have water, it's going to be like painting a big target on your back.

My Final Thoughts

Hopefully, by this point, you are starting to see that the coming drought is something that warrants your full attention. After looking at the evidence with your eyes wide open, it should be clear to most people that there is a major drought coming. Making this even scarier is the fact that if you and I can figure this out, then our government surely has as well. That means that they are deliberately deceiving us, which means that you can't count on anyone to help you once the drought hits its peak levels. So if you want to ensure that your family is prepared for the tough times ahead, you need to start preparing now.

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The day when you turn on your faucet and nothing comes out is coming far sooner than you think. When that day comes people are going to panic, and before you have a chance to catch your breath the store shelves will be stripped bare of water as well. Then what do you do? You either adapt, or you don't. It's that simple. You can continue to ignore the next drought if you want to, but if you do, then you are exposing your family to a potentially dire future.

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