This post was last updated on July 1st, 2021 at 08:35 am
If there is ever a time where you are in a survival situation and you need water, this is a great way to make pure clean drinking water out of easily found materials. This tactic of creating a water filter tripod is a very good trick that I have used a few times in my life.
Filter water with just sand, charcoal, grass, and a few pieces of cloth or towels
- You will start by making a tripod out of three logs or large sticks. Tie your towels or cloth material in three layers on the tripod.
- The first layer will be grass, this is used to remove the largest material. The water will quickly move through this layer.
- The second layer of your home made survival filter is sand. This will remove the smaller impurities in the water.
- The third and final layer is charcoal from a recent fire. You will want this to be well burned coals. This layer works to remove any final impurities that are in the water, also will improve the taste and odor of the water.
This will remove most problematic things from the water, but you will still need to choose your water sources carefully. This will likely not remove giardia, or cryptosporidium. Try not get water from sources where there is a strong likely hood of animal feces in the water.