Emergency Water filter for Survival Situations

Emergency Waterfilter for Survival Situations - Uber Survivalist

In this tutorial, Lily demonstrates how to create a simple water filter for survival situations using materials found in the wilderness. She illustrates how a bottle (or a hollowed-out log or bamboo if a bottle is unavailable) can be used to construct the filter. The process includes cutting the bottle, hanging it, and adding layers of sand, charcoal, small stones, and grass. The filter helps reduce the turbidity in water, making it more palatable. While the homemade filter can remove dirt particles and some bacteria, it does not eliminate all harmful microbes like cryptosporidium and chardia. Therefore, the filtered water should still be boiled to ensure it’s safe to drink. Lily emphasizes the importance of avoiding poisonous wood for charcoal and warns that the filter won’t remove chemical contaminants like pesticides and herbicides. The video ends with a demonstration of filtering murky water, showing the water becoming clearer with each pass through the filter.

Building the Filter with Found Materials: Lily shows how to build an emergency water filter using found materials in the wilderness, from using found bottles or carving wood such as bamboo to creating one from start to finish. Construction time may range anywhere between one-half hour to three hours.

Assembling and Preparing the Filter: This video details how to cut a bottle into a hanging water filter using tools such as a survival knife. Instructions include piercing a hole at the bottom, adding a lid or stone, piercing holes through its walls, piercing holes for drainage purposes, and hanging it with roots as cordage – with special attention paid to creating precise cuts and piercings.

Lily details the ingredients required for filtering: Sand, charcoal made of nonpoisonous woods, pebbles, and grass are essential components. She advises against the use of ashes while emphasizing how crucial charcoal’s surface area and impurity removal capabilities are in sand filtering processes.

Building and Testing the Water Filter: Lily builds her filter from layers of filtration materials in a bottle, beginning with sand, then charcoal, pebbles, and grass – followed by dirty water to test its effects and demonstrate how repeated filtrations result in clearer waters over time. She shows this with dirty turbid water running through it – eventually, it produces murky but clearer results with repeated use of her filter.

Final Thoughts and Precautions: The filter serves as a pre-filter to make water more palatable, and can be combined with commercial filters for additional purification. Lily emphasizes that while it reduces turbidity, it does not remove all harmful organisms; water must still be boiled after filtering through this system. Nevertheless, Lily hails the filter as an essential wilderness survival tool producing visibly clearer water from murky sources.

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