Imagine that you are anywhere (anywhere you want) and you have run out of drinking water.
What to do, and civilization is not close.
There are several DIY water purifying techniques that you can use to make your water safe to drink. Here are a few:
Boiling: One of the simplest ways to purify water is by boiling it. Boil the water for at least 10 minutes to kill any harmful bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
It’s important to note that boiling water does not remove chemical contaminants such as heavy metals or pesticides. If you’re concerned about chemical contaminants in your water, you may want to consider using a different purification method.
Filtration: You can also filter water through a cloth, coffee or tea filter, or a commercial water filter. This can help remove larger particles and contaminants such as sand, dirt, and sediment.
Chlorination: Adding chlorine to water can effectively kill harmful bacteria and viruses. You can use household bleach (unscented and without additives) to add a few drops to your water and let it sit for 30 minutes before drinking.
Solar Disinfection: Also known as SODIS, this technique involves leaving clear plastic bottles of water in the sun for several hours to allow UV radiation to kill bacteria and viruses.
Distillation: Distilling water involves boiling it to create steam, then capturing the steam and condensing it back into water. This method can remove minerals, salts, and other impurities, but can be time-consuming and requires specialized equipment.
Some techniques can be combined.
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