You Need More Water in the Wild
Note that on the average, humans should consume six to eight glasses of water in a day. We should drink more when suffering in humid climate or when doing strenuous activity
Here are a few nifty tips to keep you hydrated all throughout your journey into the wilderness, or even during disasters and other situations when water is in short supply:
1. Create your very own emergency water filter
Have you ever wondered how to build a water filter but don’t know exactly what is needed to make it? Stress not, because we have just the project for you.
All it needs are the following items:
- An empty water bottle
- Coarse and fine stone
- Coarse and fine sand
- Charcoal (ground into fine bits)
- Rubber bands or thin wire
- A knife
- Containers for catching water
This process utilizes natural water filtration. Here are the steps:
1. Just cut the bottom portion of the bottle with a knife.
2. Start placing the filter items one by one, beginning with the cloth.
3. Then add the ground charcoal bits.
4. After which, place the rest of the filter items in the order shown here:
- Fine sand
- Coarse sand
- Fine stone
- Coarse stone
5. Make sure that after adding in all of the filter items into the bottle, there will still be enough space toward the top for the dirty water to be poured into.
6. You may or may not use a rag set into place by rubber bands or thin wire to cover the top.
7. Now, you have in your hands a natural water filter!
The first drippings you collect from this makeshift water purifier may still be cloudy, and this is due to the dustiness coming from the filter items. Discard this water then start collecting anew using another water container.
If you want your water to be less cloudy, you can let your collected water pass through your purifying system several more times until you are happy with the result. You may still need to boil this collected water or place in some purification tablets to ensure that your collected water is 99.99 percent contaminant-free.