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Water filter...again

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by bnmb, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    I keep trying to find solutions for SHTF that don't rely on electricity, modern technology, or spare parts that can't be made at home, or would dissapear quickly in SHTF...I had only one problem...couldn't find a water purification system that wouldn't rely on expensive filters. I ran into Bio Sand filter.


    I red everything I could find about it, all projects, testemonies and analysis...even from MIT...I also have some ideas about adding another filter layer of active carbon...
    If this thing works in Africa and Asia, it must work here too, and our waters are much cleaner...
    Any remarks, suggestions or comments are welcome.

  2. CrazySingleMom

    CrazySingleMom Monkey+

    I think thats a great idea, and very well could be useful knowledge to have.
    In the TV show on Discovery channel here (can find eps to watch on sidereel for free) called The Colony in season one they made just such a filter. They used sand and charcoal though I believe, and then still boiled the water they drank.
    Season 2 of the show is being shown now, they are up to episode 6 now I think. Its a neat way to learn and see what might happen in certain scenarios when the SHTF.

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