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"Preparing for the Worst: How to Purify Water in an Emergency Situation

Updated: Mar 20


Emergencies can happen at any time, and in any place. One of the most critical aspects of survival during an emergency is access to clean and safe drinking water. Without clean water, we can quickly fall ill and become unable to help ourselves or others. That's why at Surviving What's Coming, we want to share with you the importance of knowing how to purify water in an emergency situation and the best ways to do it.


A grid down scenario, a natural disaster like a hurricane or flood, or man-made disasters like cyber attacks can damage the infrastructure and leave communities without power for days or even weeks. In these situations, tap water may become contaminated or undrinkable. Even in the best-case scenario, where water is still available from a municipal source, the water pressure may be too low to effectively fight fires or flush toilets.


Unfortunately, we have seen examples of this in cities like Jackson, Mississippi and Flint, Michigan, where residents were left without access to clean drinking water due to natural disasters and infrastructure failures. This highlights the importance of being prepared and knowing how to purify water in case of an emergency.


That's why it is essential for everyone to know how to purify water in an emergency situation. Knowing how to filter, boil, or chemically treat water can mean the difference between life and death.


At Surviving What's Coming, we recommend several ways to purify water at home, using both store-bought and natural materials. One of the most effective methods is to use a store-bought water filtration system, such as the Berkey, Alexapure, or Aquacera. These systems are designed to remove impurities and make water safe to drink. Other methods include boiling water for at least one minute, using water purification tablets or drops, or using a solar still to collect and purify water from the air or ground.


But purifying water is not just about survival. It is also about maintaining good health and hygiene during an emergency. Contaminated water can cause serious illness, such as cholera, dysentery, or typhoid fever. By knowing how to purify water, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from these deadly diseases.


In conclusion, access to clean and safe drinking water is a crucial aspect of survival in an emergency. At Surviving What's Coming, we strongly recommend that everyone learn how to purify water in case of a grid down scenario, natural disaster, or infrastructure failure like seen in cities like Jackson, Mississippi and Flint, Michigan. Investing in a store-bought water filtration system and learning to use it properly can be an important step in being prepared for an emergency situation. So, be prepared and stay safe."


Below we have added links to water purification tablets and water purification systems from personal use to family size units. Feel free to click the referral links to learn more about each.






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