When you are preparing your emergency supplies, obviously one of the most important items you can stock is water. We cannot survive without water. Food, we can make it for a few days… but water, it sustains life. Another important component to emergency preparations are supplies that will allow you to purify water in different settings should you run out of fresh clean water to drink and cook with. Here are 8 must have items that you can use to purify water quickly.
Essentially you could stick this water filter straw into a pond and drink water right from the source without worry. Life Straw products are highly rated and many peppers swear by them for their quality. This one retails for around $20 and would make a great addition to everyone’s bug out bag.
Water purification tablets are a great item to store because they don’t take up much room at all and won’t weigh down a bug out bag or an emergency kit. This 30 pack of tablets will purify 30 quarts of water, so you may want to pick up several packets of these to store in your emergency preps.
This 3 gallon solar bag harnesses the power of the sun (even on cloudy days) to purify water. The sun actually creates a chemical reaction inside the bag that will purify the water. It is priced around $80, so this is probably one you want to leave in your main emergency stash, and not travel with it.
I like this because it can pump and filter water out of your rain barrel or other containers rather than you having to scoop and pour and then filter it separately. This would be great for the person with lots of rain barrels on their homestead.
Another alternative to the purification tablets are water treatment drops. A single 1 oz bottle will treat 15 gallons of water, so a little goes a long way! It also won’t leave a gross aftertaste like some chemicals will. These little bottles are perfect for your bug out bag or car emergency kit.
If you have the space to store these, they are great alternative to bottled water, or if you were to run out of bottled water. They have a shelf life of 5 years, which is pretty awesome. They can also be frozen according to reviews, and would make a good replacement for a cold pack if you needed one. There are 64 packs in this case, and you could toss a couple in your bug out bag for a backup, too.
A good water bottle with a filter built in is a must have for any prepper. This water bottle holds over 22 ounces of water and it is also dishwasher safe. The filter inside will purify some 40 gallons of water before it needs replacing.
#8 – Combi Water Filter
The Combi water filter works both indoors and outdoors, so you can use this in your kitchen, on your outdoor faucet, and even in your camper. The filter will clean nearly 13,000 gallons of water before you have to put in a new filter. So for the price it is a really good value, especially if you don’t have to use it very often.
These are just some of the water purification supplies on the market that would be a great help to you. Consider buying some of these today!