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Add 1⁄8 teaspoon (or 8 drops) of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it.
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I like the stickless diagram on your link. It looks easier though less surface area and no heat collector rocks. The tube is nice if you happen to have one. Don't use brake fluid lines if your car broke down in the desert though.
2. This guy uses a thermos of creekwater and mint leaves to decontaminate water a little bit. Survival Water Purification With Plants I can't vouche for this one. I would rather boil it first then make a mint tea.
The most practical skill you can learn is one where you boil water at high altitudes(learn to make makeshift pressure cookers) and learn how to make a moonshine distillery.
LIFE STRAWS ARE SO IMPORTANT. They are only 20 bucks and will last you basically as long as you need it. You will always have a source of water to drink with the straw. You can drink from standing pools of water with it!!