I always carry at least 1 extra drink, be it water, Gatorade or a soda because when it’s empty it can be used for various things in a survival or a “need it” scenario.
Uses for the Plastic Bottle:
1. Can be used as a filtration device when collecting water from mucky, dirty, filthy, questionable water sources you may come across. By removing the bottom of the bottle and filling it from bottom to top with CHARCOAL (for killing and filtering out some of the harmful microbes and bacteria that may be present in the water), then sand with some pebbles (for filtering out SMALL debris), and finally with coarse vegetation such as leaves, grass and other vegetation that may be at hand (to filter our LARGER DEBRIS such as dead leaves and bugs you can obtain relatively safe drinking water for consumption. NOTE: Charcoal is not necessary in cases where you have a way to treat the water otherwise through boiling, water purification tablets, iodine, a touch of alcohol or Clorox bleach.
2. For heating found water slowly in a pasteurization process in order to make said water safe for consumption. Please refer to the video link provided here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=048JvduPb0o&list=PL5EE79532CE91B678&index=9
3. For water collection and carrying.
This Filtration Method is the smaller version of the large scale tripod method shown here in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zycL-FJy30A&list=PL5EE79532CE91B678&index=6
Please note that I do suggest that even when using the CHARCOAL in the filter it is still a good idea, one that I highly recommend, to still boil the water or treat it with water purification tablets, iodine, alcohol, bleach or some other form of purification when you are collecting water from a source that is an “UNKNOWN”. But, if the source you are collecting from is one that is undoubtedly a puddle from a recent rain or one that has yet to dry out because it is located in the shadows and has sat long enough to collect debris, or it is of known origin to you, then the charcoal should do just the trick for killing the microbes in the water.
It is best to filter the water 2, 3, 4 or more times. The more you run it through the filter the better the chances are the microbes and bacteria in the water will be knocked out by the charcoal. Also, the water will become increasingly clearer with each filtering it is subjected to.
Try to use sand, not just dirt, in the filter, or a handful or two of pebbly dirt because the dirt will only murk up the water. Sand can be found in dry creek or river beds and along some lake shores. Pebbly sand/dirt is pretty common in the deserts and plains of the Western United States.
ALSO, if the water you are collecting is visibly contaminated by animal remains or feces… Treat the water by boiling it or with another purification method FOR CERTAIN.
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