Originally Posted by doug&maggie
Yep. Without water, we can't live.
We got a 1/2 gallon collapsible bottle, within which we can purify water with the little tablets we recently obtained.
1 tablet per quart + 30 minutes = potable water. Voila!
Just so we're clear, those tablets don't
purify water. They kill microbes. The dead microbes are still in the water afterwards, and so are any chemicals that were in the water, so you can't really say the water is pure unless you filter the water as well. There is no substitute for a granular activated carbon filter. Several companies make hand-pumped GAC filters, and my home hurricane kit (hunker-down kit) has one. Katadyn makes excellent hand-pumped filters. My Interstate has a GAC filter that screws onto the faucet I fill my tank from, so I don't need the hand pump for my bug-out kit, just for my hunker-down kit.