Can You Use a Water Filter During a Boil Advisory?

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Learn why most water filters don’t work during boil advisories and the best alternatives to boiling for safely treating water during boil alerts.

How to Purify Water with Household Bleach

The water coming out of your faucets is clean and safe to drink, right?

Well, it turns out that our water supply is a lot more fragile than we’d like to believe.  It only takes a minor disaster to put water treatment plants out of order.

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The 9 Water Purification Methods: What They Treat and their Pros and Cons

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Having a method of purifying water is one of the most important parts of disaster prepping. But it is also one of the most confusing. There is a LOT of information out there about water purification systems, and a lot of the info is purposely misleading because companies want you to buy their products. The … Read more

8 Ways to Find Water in Outdoor Survival Situations

If I ever get lost or have to Bug Out in the wilderness, I hope that it will be near a stream, lake or other water source.

Since I know how to purify water and also have a camping filter (the Sawyer mini) in my survival bag, I’d be fine.

But what if you were to find yourself stranded somewhere without an obvious water source — What would you do?

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5 Ways to Purify Water without a Filter

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Water is the most essential thing to survival in disaster situations. Consider that 50-75% of our bodies are comprised of water. We usually don’t feel thirsty until we have lost about 2-3% of our water, but at just 1% dehydration our performance and mental function will already start to suffer. For these reasons, I always … Read more