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HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE WATER FILTER

A makeshift water filter is quite easy to make. What you need are three pieces of stick and some cloth. Collect three sticks of roughly 2 feet each and tie them together in a teepee formation. Now take three pieces of cloth and tie them to the sticks one above the other. To catch the water, place a makeshift container beneath it. When ready, pour water from the top, and each layer of cloth will capture and filter out the sand and sediment.

WATER PURIFICATION METHODS

If the water you find seems questionable to you in terms of quality, there are three different ways you can use to purify the water.

• Note that simply filtering water does not purify it; it only reduces the sediment and other particle content, making the water taste better.
• Another method of purification is boiling the water, if you suspect the water contains bacteria, boiling is the certain way for killing the microorganisms.
• Water can also be purified with chemicals using a water purification table. If you happen to have a survival kit, it should be included in it.

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