What is evryone's best water filter?

Discussion in 'Finding, Purifying, and Storing Water' started by Larry, Jan 17, 2016.

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  1. Larry

    Larry Active Member
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    What is the best natural water filter? Should I buy something man made and stock up or just use something natural locks rocks? I have no idea so any insights would be great.
     
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  2. Jason

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    A store bought personal filter I would suggest a life straw, a mass filter to clean a lot of water I'm not sure on store bought but a personally made one is as simple as charcoal, filter sand, small stones such as pea gravel filter cloth and a 5 gallon bucket with small holes drilled in the bottom to allow drainage.
     
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  3. BIll Dockstader

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    no matter what kind of filter you get you also need to purify your water. The filters get rid of the big stuff but not the small stuff that's really dangerous. the viruses, amoeba, protozoa, etc. boiling it is the most common way, but there is also iodine tablets and the rite amount of bleach.
     
  4. Gribb

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    Personal water filters and ready-made purifying chemicals are great but I treat them as a method of last resort. Given certain situations, I always have a plan to filter and purify my water the "harder" ways first. Ready made filters and chems don't last forever. Just something to consider.
     
  5. lonewolf

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    a Sawyer mini filter will get rid of most of the nasties, then boil the water before using it.
     
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  6. ErnieB

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    Sawyer water filters are great and can last upto 1 million gallons
     
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  7. Arkane

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    If I need to deal with dirty water I prefilter it through sand and then filter it with a Katadyn filter!

    note: most people in most places unknowingly consume a small number of most nasties!
    most nasties in small numbers are dealt with by the bodies own defences, it is only when large quantaties of these nasties are injested
    that the bodies defences are overwhelmed and disease occurs!
    Water consumed with low nastie counts is ok as nearly all water consumed has a low count not a zero count!
    You do not need to go overboard purifying water just get it to better than acceptable standards!
     
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  8. Keith H.

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    I have heard that those "life straws" are pretty good, though I have not got round to getting any as yet. My own water filtration kit is just a series of cotton & linen bags, these combined with my kettle for boiling has served me well for many years.
    Keith.
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    This kettle is also used for collecting rainwater run-off from my shelter. Filtered water is boiled before being added to my water flasks.
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    My two leather covered water flasks.
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    The lighter water bottles for bugging out.
     

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  9. Tom Williams

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    Lifestraw systems !! From pocket one to whole house system for price they work fantastic highly recomend them!!!
     
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  10. Keith H.

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    Thank you
    Thank you Tom, I will try & remember to check them out next time I am in the city.
    Keith.
     
  11. Tom Williams

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    City people have to remember their water is treated before it comes to their home comeing to back country wells and springs you must filter water before you use as our water can and will give you the back door trots bad due to it being untreated water
     
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  12. Corzhens

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    Our teacher in grade school's general science subject taught us the basic filtration method for drinking water. A bamboo cylinder with both ends open is placed on a cloth that is tied to close one end. It is filled with sand, about a quarter deep and another quarter amount were small stones and another quarter are small pebbles. And then the muddied water was poured on the open end of the bamboo cylinder so the water passes by the small pebbles then to the smaller pebbles and then the sand until the water is finally filtered by the cloth. Comparing the input with the output, clearly the output is much cleaner. However, our teacher cautioned us from drinking the water in the experiment. But she said that it would be okay to drink in times of emergencies or calamities only.
     
  13. Tom Williams

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    Life straw. Work !!!!
     
  14. Keith H.

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    The only thing that would concern me with this method is that I read somewhere that Bamboo can harbour parasites within the wood itself.
    Keith.
     
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  15. Endure

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    At home we don't have filters anymore since the carbon filter got worn out and eventually broke. Now in the house we usually refill 6.5 gallon large water bottle with filtered tap water. We use a cotton membrane and afterwards we boil the water.
     
  16. Corzhens

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    You are right on that note although I learned that parasite not in the school. However, the parasite in the bamboo are in the exterior only because, as the mountain natives say, the inside of the bamboo cylinder is very clean and sanitized. And to make sure of the cleanliness of the bamboo before using as a device for water filter, it is advised to skin the bamboo so the other cover will be removed together will all kinds of dirt, bacteria, germs, etc.
     
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  17. willywonka

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    I have a double barrel system in my backyard that runs water through rocks and then gets down to a charcoal base. It really helps to get out things that might be in still water like lakes. The charcoal does a great job filtering it all out and then after it passes my barrel system I boil the water to get out anything that might be there but I can't see with the naked eye. There are tons of guides online how to make a rock filtration system. I have used the life straw before and it is the same concept, but on a smaller scale.
     
  18. Derek Moore

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    My personal favorite water filter is the well known Life Straw. This easy to use invention allows you to filter out harmful bacteria and waste left by pollution or the natural environment. The simplicity of the device allows you to use this at anywhere and anytime without any harmful repercussions whatsoever. It is also very easy to clean making it a top choice pick in the wilderness. Overall this has to be my favorite overall filter compared to many other unsuitable filters in the consumer market today.
     
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    Very cool idea. I just filed it away. I will teach my grandkids (parents allowed to watch) this as a science project. I don't care how they learn prepping, just as long as they learn. I do the same for teaching fire starting tricks. Thanks for the link.
     
  22. TexDanm

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    You can never have too many ways to get clean water or make a fire!
     
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  24. Morgan101

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    How are you going to use the filter? Is this something you want to put in your house, or is it something that needs to be portable which you will include in your BOB?

    If it is something for home use I would recommend a Berkey. They are a little pricey, but they do have a lifetime warranty, and you can filter a good amount of water in a short period of time; by Berkey's ratings 3.75 gallons in an hour.

    If it is something that is portable for use in a BOB I would recommend a Sawyer Mini or Katadyn. Both are easy to use, and moderately priced. they are compact, and will fit easily into a BOB. I have several Life Straws, and would recommend their systems also.
     
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  25. Sonofliberty

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    While I have a couple different commercial filters, my main plan is to distill water instead of filtering it. I can build what I need to do that out of natural materials. Especially if I have access to clay.
     
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