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Understanding SHTF Water Purification

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 Understanding SHTF Water Purification

For those of you who weren’t around for the last “Ask Tin Hat” series, we announce the winner in the videos.  Did you win the Survival Slingshot?  Find out in the video!  A very special thanks to Survival Slingshot for providing this episode’s prize, check them out here or pick yours up today!


The human body cannot survive more than 72 hours without water in most cases. Water is one of the most important resources of a world in chaos, unfortunately, dirty water kills thousands of people across the planet every day. Understanding water purification is a key to survival.

Filters:
For water known to be free of contaminants-
Stove-Tec: 
Stove-Tec Superpot
Sawyer Mini
Saywer
Lifestraw
Lifestraw Family
For Contaminated Water-
Renovo Trio

For further reading on water purification (including the three bucket water filter and water distillation) click here for the article.

Here are the Survival Slingshot videos we mentioned in this video:


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