Toxins & Impurities

No matter what source of water you use, there will be toxins and impurities that need to be dealt with before you attempt to use it.  

General Water Safety

 

The best place to start your research into the subject of water as it relates to survival woud be to explore what makes water unsafe according to the experts.  See the resource links to the right.  This is general information.

 

Think your well water is safe? Guess again.

 

Well water might give you the illusion that it's safer than city water but it too faces its own set of problems.  Click here to find out what those probems might be and how to have your well water tested.

 

City water and it's many "regulated" toxins.

 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to bring water from the source to your tap?  There's a series of steps from the source to your tap that involves chemical disinfection and as a result, there are some byproducts that might remain in your water.  Click here to find out more about those toxins and what it takes to bring the water into your home.  

 

Norovirus.  A global "stomach flu" problem.

 

Gasteroenteritis, or the stomach flu, isn't really a flu but you will feel like you've been run over by a truck if you catch it.  Click here to find out how easy it is to catch it and what you need to know to avoid it.

 

Cryptosporidium and Giardia two major problems in contaminated water.

 

Cyrptosporidium is damn difficult to get rid of -- both from your water source and your body.  Giardia isn't far behind crypto in terms of difficulty to get rid of and the damage it can do to your body.  Click here to read up on these two parasites and what you can do to get rid of them.

 

So how do you get rid of all that?  You use a universal water filter.

 

Now that you now what you're up against, how do you make your water safe?  In a true SHTF situation, you won't be able to find actual commercial water filters.  You need to know how to make one yourself.  

 

It's not as hard as you might think.  All you need is . . . read more.

 

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