- Protozoan cysts (0.5 microns)
- Bacteria (2-15 microns)
- Viruses (0.018 microns)
Water Filter Essentials
Being able to create good, clean water wherever you are will not only wet your whistle, but also save your life. Water storage is very important in being prepared for the unexpected, but what if you’re far away from your water storage? Perhaps you’re out hiking. Well let me tell you, toting around a 30 gallon water barrel just isn’t going to work if that’s the case. Or maybe your living arrangements don’t allow for extensive water storage. There are many scenarios in which you might need something more. Fortunately, there are plenty of handy, portable water filters on the market that you can invest in. With so many water filters out there, how are you supposed to know which one is best for you? Fear not, faithful readers! I have just completed my official emergency preparedness expert Katadyn Water Filter Training, and now I’m here to pass along all my hard-earned secrets. Ready? Here we go! First of all, let’s talk about the why. We can Replace water almost anywhere. Unfortunately, very little of this water is drinkable. As the Ancient Mariner once said, bemoaning his fate as he was stuck out at sea, Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. That’s exactly how it can be. So much water, but most of it so very undrinkable. What makes water unsuitable for human consumption? Well, let’s just say there are plenty of nasties in the water, and it would be best for us if we didn’t invite them into our bodies. There are three main kinds of water hazards we should avoid:
Tags: Purification, Water filter
I’m glad that you mentioned flood water. It always makes me cringe to see people swimming or fishing in flood water not knowing the different contaminants in it. Thanks for the advice.