Water Purification

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by falseharmonix, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. falseharmonix

    falseharmonix New Member

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    I've been wondering something for a while. I use a Brita water pitcher at my apartment. Does anyone know just how "pure" a typical Brita filter actually makes your water? Would it be a viable source for purifying drinking water in a SHTF/Rural retreat/hunting/camping/etc situation?

    Obviously I don't believe it would do anything against a Nuclear attack, but what about removing disease or chemical agents?
     
  2. Gus556

    Gus556 New Member

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  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    So, maybe Brita + UV exposure = relatively safe drinking water?

    I guess it depends on how thirsty i get.
     
  4. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Get some drops or tablets or better yet get a Berkey or similar filtration system.

    Brita makes clean water cleaner. It doesn't make dirty water clean.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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  6. Seven

    Seven New Member

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    Brita + couple drops of Clorox = gtg

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    Not to threadjack, but there are a few common items that are cheap and have so many emergency uses there's no reason not to keep a good supply on hand. Bleach and baking soda are a couple of them.
     
  7. Gus556

    Gus556 New Member

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    Should you do the clorox first then do final purification (for particulate matter) with the brita filter?
     
  8. Seven

    Seven New Member

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    imo I'd filter first, then purify.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I have two of these: A Practical, Life-Sustaining Water Filter | Monolithic

    I also have other types of filters as well as purification tabs etc. There are some other threads here on water storage and purification.

    BTW, if you use bleach, keep it rotated because it doesn't have an infinite shelf life.