DIY Survival Water Filter

In a survival situation, we do not have the luxury of choosing the food we eat and water we drink. We should even consider it a blessing if we ever find anything to eat and something to drink. You and I both know that out there, there are very limited resources.

Now, we have mentioned before that starving is really not your top concern in a survival situation but rather dehydration and hypothermia. Today we will focus on dehydration as water compromises most of our body. Our brain is 75% water, as well as our muscles, while our bones are made of 22% water and our blood 92%.

Should you find yourself stuck out there, waiting for rescue, and you can’t find a clean source of water, you could always make your own water filter. This water filter has been made countless times before, and it is as effective and reliable. A water filter like this will help you remove bacteria and other contaminants in your water.

So how do you do it? Here’s how.

What you’ll need:

  • Sand
  • Charcoal
  • Rocks (different sizes)
  • Grass
  • Water Container

Here’s what you will need to do:

  1. Poke some holes in the bottom of your filter.
  2. Add in the large rocks
  3. Choose the medium-sized rocks and put it on top of the large rock layer. If you can find lime, then you can use that as it helps absorb dirt and bacteria from the dirty water.
  4. Add the small rocks on top of that.
  5. Then add a layer of sand as a finer filter for your survival water filtration system.
  6. Top it off with coals from hardwood
  7. Then add another layer of sand to make the filter more effective
  8. Then lastly, add some fresh grass as a final layer. Or if you have some spare cloth, you can use that.
  9. Your filter is ready. Now, before you filter any water, make sure you do an Egyptian well first. To make an Egyptian well, you will just dig a small hole several feet from your dirty water source. Make sure the hole is deep enough to dip a small container in, and once the hole fills with water, wait for the solid particles to settle to the bottom before you scoop out some water.
  10. Filter the water coming from your Egyptian well by setting the filter on a glass and pouring the water in the filter.
  11. Repeat the process to make the water cleaner
  12. After that, you can boil the water to ensure that it is 99% drinkable.

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