posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:57 PM
reply to post by hotbakedtater
You can harvest rainwater, and water around you. It doesn't matter how dirty it is. If the water is muddy, or cluttered with different kinds of stuff.
You can then filter it through a cloth of somekind. Even the shirt off your back. Then if you need to find some kind of metal, glass, etc holder that
will allow you to boil the water after it has cleared up a little. In a disaster scenerio its not about whether you can drink crystal clear water that
taste like your minions just chipped it off an iceberg. It matters that you get fluids, no matter how bad they taste. There are also other ways of
getting fluid. Such as from plants, cactus, fruits, etc. In a now dry river bed, or lake bed you can dig for water. You get have to make your hole
below the water table. Now in a very bad pinch. You can choose to save your pee, and using two cups, and plastic use evaporation to make water. The
same way you would in a pinch with sea water. Plus i've been told that on a pinch you can drink your own pee once. It will refresh you system similar
to water, but not as well. Trying a second time will do nothing, but make you sick and probably killing you. What ever you do, make sure to sterilize
the water. Getting dissentary from drinking water with microbials, is way worse that being thirsty for 2 more hourse. You will vomit up what you
drank, and need more fluid that before to fight off the stomach virus.
Here's a few books:
1. Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use--Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water
Tanks by Art Ludwig
2. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (Vol. 2): Water-Harvesting Earthworks by Brad Lancaster
Just watch an episode of Bear Gyllis on discovery channel. He comes up with some crazy ways to drink water.
edit on 13-2-2011 by Royal76 because: added some books to help out.