In the past, we've talked about finding water when lost in the wildnerness. Of course, finding water is only half the battle — after you find it, you have to make sure it's safe to drink. It's important to know how to purify water in the wilderness so that you always have access to clean, pure water no matter where you are.
Water Filtration Techniques for Any Survival Situation
Without water in a survival situation, you run the risk of dehydration and other health complications after only a couple of days. However, drinking contaminated water can often cause even more harm than drinking none at all. According to Unicef, some of the most common problems caused by contaminated water are diahhroea, arsenicosis, cholora, fluorosis, and Guinea worm disease. Click here to learn more about waterborne bacteria and illness.
The following video demonstrates three ways to filter water in the wilderness. These methods include:
- LifeStraw Water Filter
- Sawyer Water Filter
- Boiling water over a campfire
Check out the video below to see these three water filtration techniques in action.
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