The Advantage Survival Podcast

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Safe Drinking Water


One of the most important things in a survival situation is drinking water. Having the ability to provide clean drinking water when you need it is life saving. We only need to look at the typhoon that went through the Philippines or the recent hurricanes, or any earthquake that's happened around the world. Disease sickness abounds when you don't have clean drinking water. Have some systems in place to manage your drinking water. I have two Sawyer Squeeze water filter systems that are very mobile and I can use them around the house as well. I also have a Big Berkey water filter system sitting on my counter that I use every single day. I also have backup water systems like bottled water, chlorine dioxide drops and if I need to, I can always boil it. I will continue to research better water purification systems and look for ways to improve my survival situation. 


The average American uses around 100 to 150 gallons of water every day, from drinking to taking a shower, washing your hands, washing dishes, flushing the toilet and so on. When we drill down to what humans really need to survive each day it amounts to about 1 to 2 gallons. Of course it depends on your physical activity, the climate you're in and in what part of the world you live in, the amount of cooking and how you're cooking, makes a big difference. My point here is, you need a lot of water not just for you but for your family, friends, neighbors. Please have your act together here it's truly an important survival skill to be able to provide clean drinking water. Another thing I want to point out is that I have a lot of redundant systems to pull from. I like to have a lot of different tools in my toolbox to help me deal with different situations or scenarios that may come up. I want to have the advantage and I want to have the advantage to use a different water purification systems to help me no matter where I am. Take the time to reflect on all the different water sources that you have available to you right now. Look around, depending on your climate in your specific situation you may have other water sources like an underground spring or well or a cistern and that will help you collect save and purified water.