Solution #1 (Water Storage):
Water purification for storage:
- 2 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per quart of water
- 8 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per gallon of water
- 1/2 teaspoon Regular Clorox Bleach per five gallons of water
NBC Canteen Caps:
Here is a link to my personal stash.
Solution #2 (Water Purification):
Here is a link to the Katadyn website if you want to read more on it. Personally I don't have the funds (855$US) right now to buy myself a Katadyn Pocket and 2 replacement filters right now, but it is definitely in my plans for the future.
this youtube video, the process looks magical. Like I said in the Clorox section, tablets are a lot more expensive than using bleach, these Chlor-Floc tablets come up to around 31 cents a litre against 0.1 cents a gallon for bleach.
To conclude, your emergency water plan should comprise a mix of water storage and portable water treatment. Do not neglect on any of the two options because the two are needed. For the filtration part, keep tablets and a filter handy as they work together. When it comes to last resort, you can use only tablets, and can do an initial filtration using a shirt or bandana. Keep reading for future posts!