Zack and I did a quick demonstration of this system in Mason jars to show how effective it can be. (Click for larger pictures)
Pre-filtering water through coffee filters removes all of the larger debris and a lot of dirt too. This can go a long way towards extending the life of your water filter because it doesn’t have to work nearly as hard.
Not to mention coffee filters are small and light enough for your Bug Out Bag
Standing rain water from outside the house. We added some dirt to emphasize the effects. In a survival situation you may have to rely on whatever water you can find and chances are in won’t be very clean.
We only used regular old coffee filters for this, but I poked around and found these Micro-Filters that are for espresso makers.
If a reader wants to test them please let me know and we’ll publish your results.
Save your Bottles
In a survival situation you might only have a few bottles. Don’t contaminate them with dirty water. Use a collapsible bucket to collect water, then coffee filter, then really filter. 6 Great Uses for a Backpacking Bucket
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