Whether you get your water from a well or some other source, it’s vital to have pure drinking water in the event of an emergency. Why not purify water on your homestead with solar power?
Below is an excerpt from an article in “Backwoods Home Magazine” for March/April, 2014, Issue #146. Jeffrey Yago shares descriptions of the different water filtering methods and water quality concerns that should help you determine which approach is best for your emergency drinking water needs.
By Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM
Most of us can stay alive up to a month without any food if stranded, but we could not live longer than three days without water to drink. Some satisfy this need through the high-water content of soft drinks, milk, coffee, beer, or tea. Regardless of our choice of drinks, our bodies must have water to drink or we will die.
You would think something this critical to life would be considered extremely valuable. However, since we are never more than a few feet away from a water faucet or water fountain, and receive a free glass of water as soon as we sit down in any restaurant, we take clean drinking water and clean ice for granted.
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Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
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