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VIDEO: EDC Water Filters and Plans – Prepping for Non-Preppers #BetterPrepared

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EDC Water Filters and Plans – Prepping for Non-Preppers #BetterPrepared

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NEW VIDEO: You know you need fresh, clean drinking water to survive a disaster, but you don’t know how to get it? Well, you’re in luck! Check out our NEW video to see how I tackle this!

Water is one of the keys to survival. You can only live 3 days without it. What happens if you’re away from home and a disaster strikes? What happens if you need to leave your home after a disaster strikes? What happens if you get a flat tire on the freeway and you get thirsty? This video showcases some products and strategies that can help you in all of these scenarios.

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are you curious about ideas for water
purification water filtration what are
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you gonna drink while you're evacuating
or trying to get home from your office
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or business we got some ideas stay tuned
and we'll go through them hey everybody
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welcome to cascadia dispatch i'm
casey and today we're gonna talk about
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some water options water filtration
options we're not going to talk about
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big home kind of water caches or water
systems it's for off another topic where
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we're talking about multiple gallons of
water and storing stuff and it's just
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not something we're tackle today well we
are gonna take a look at is what you
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might want to have in your car which you
might want to have in a laptop bag which
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you might want to have it if I got bag
or a go home bag or a get home bag or
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72-hour bag or any of the other bank
bags that people talk about where you
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are looking to leave your home or leave
a large structure and go somewhere else
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and while you're traveling you want to
have some some clean water okay so why
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do we want to filter our water well in
an emergency in a disaster you're not
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going to have the wonderful drinking
water that you have out of the tap that
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you can normally drink you may be using
water sources like lakes or ponds or you
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may be using pipes but those pipes may
be broken somewhere down the the track
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and you don't know it and so you have
contaminants in it
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so at a first level you likely will want
to be boiling water if you can that's
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one of the best ways to make sure that
you kill any bacteria or viruses or
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anything that are in it but you may not
have the opportunity to boil you may be
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on the go and you don't have time to
start a fire so here are some some
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options that you can use that will be
effective that will keep you safe or at
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least as safe as possible while you're
you're moving from place to place so the
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first thing is what we looked at last
week with a ready-made emergency kit and
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it had five of these 125 milliliter
pouches of water you would use this as
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probably your your drinking water
and then there were some aqua times and
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these are tablets that have some
chemicals in it you put it in two quarts
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of water and it gets rid of all the yuck
in it and makes it ready to drink or at
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least potable so that it won't make you
extremely sick the problem was they gave
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you tablets to make two quarts of water
and they gave you a cup that is not two
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points bigger so you would still need
some container or something to make the
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water in and that just means you be
they're gonna put it in the kids to
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begin with or you gotta find somewhere
to do that all right so what do I have
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in my kit what do I use what I've found
so the first thing that I have my first
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kind of line of water defense are water
bottles we have these in all the cars we
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have them at home we take them with us
when we go places a plastic water bottle
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obviously you want to recycle them
because it's not good for the planet to
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have just tons of plastic water bottles
everywhere and the points to mylar pouch
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which is just going to get thrown away
you can at least recycle these to some
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extent but we use those we use them when
roundabout for obviously if it was a big
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emergency we would have them but also
for smaller emergencies we have a flat
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tire on the side of the road and
somebody wants to drink of water it's
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really hot and we are at a baseball game
and we don't have a drink for the kids
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or something we've got water bottles
they're just really handy to have and we
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keep them as many places as we can
because water is super important a
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couple things you want to remember about
water bottles are you want to be able to
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cycle through them you don't want a
water bottle that's just sitting for a
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year or two years we try to cycle
through them every three to six months
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if we can to make sure that the there's
no chemicals from the plastic are
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getting into the water and the integrity
of the plastic is holding up so it's not
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going to crack when we store them in our
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I usually store them in a side pocket so
in case they leak the leak is somewhat
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contained to that pocket in the outside
of the bag as opposed to keeping it in
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the main pocket where it
get in and ruin all of the other
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equipment that's that all right so the
next option our lifestyles life drawers
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are these wonderful inventions that
someone came up with that allow you to
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basically put a big blue straw and a
lake and drink out of it they're really
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handy they're really cool
they will filter 200 or 300 gallons of
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water not that you're going to need that
amount of water but just to give you an
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idea of how durable these are and the
quality of the filter what's great about
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it is you can just basically use them
anywhere the problem is is that you
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can't really use them anywhere because
you have to have something to put them
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in to drink out of so you would need a
cup to to drink out of or you would need
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a bowl or you would need a like they do
make water bottles that actually have a
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life straw included in them that you
could use every day if you wanted to
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this is the problem with that is you
either if you're having an emergency you
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need to make sure you have there were
life straw water bottle with you or if
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you're using it day to day then you're
using the LifeStraw filter for daily use
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when you don't need it for an emergency
so while it's somewhat clever of an idea
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to try to make it more useful I actually
feel like you're then using it for the
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wrong purposes and you're gonna wear up
a filter wear out the or you're not
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gonna have it where you need it I feel
like if you're gonna have a life straw
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have a life straw and keep it in your
bag because it's really designed for an
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emergency all right so my favorite
filter then is this Sawyer mini filter
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these are wonderful for a couple of
different reasons
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a life straw will do to 300 gallons of
water whereas the sawyer will do a few thousand
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gallons of water so the LifeStraw
obviously is about twice the size of the
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sawyer mini so it's gonna fit in your
bag better it's gonna take up less space
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I actually keep these in my laptop bag
and bug out and go home bags and are
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kind of you know just any EDC hey we're
out and about we want to have a small
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kit I always keep one of these in there
just in case what's what's great about
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them too is you can depending on the
threads you can attach it directly to a
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water bottle some of the threads like
this water bottle has thinner threads so
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you can't screw it on
exactly but you could get it on and you
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could use it and squeeze it and filter
the water with this which means you
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could use these as a container to pick
up water it does however come with this
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really cool
squeezy pouch and so you take this you
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put it on the squeezy pouch and now
instead of having to find two quarts of
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water and manage all of that and figure
out what you're going to do I can put
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this on the Slayer on the squeezable
pouch and I can fill this with exactly
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the amount of water that I need it's
designed to be squeezed it's designed to
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do that so now the container that I need
to have water or the amount of water
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that I need is not restricted to any
sort of a ratio of tablet chemicals to
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water or size of container that I have
to take with me this really just is how
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much water do I want to have and how
much do I want to put in here in theory
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you could actually fill your water
bottle with gross water get to where
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you're going to fill this with gross
water and now you have twice as much
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water that you can filter with things
that you already had with you as opposed
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to needing something separate and extra
all right everybody that's gonna wrap it
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up for us talking about water filtration
today as I've said many times in blog
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posts that everybody's plan is different
this is my plan this is what I've come
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to on my journey so far as I say it's a
journey it's not a destination it's not
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on yeah I'm done it's a preparedness
journey and my plan will evolve your
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plan will evolve if you have other ideas
please leave them in the comments below
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we'd love to hear about it we'd love you
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I think we are gonna do these now maybe
once a week it seems like that's a good
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idea so I think we're gonna try and do
that so hopefully we'll see you back
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next week on the next edition of Cascadia
dispatch thanks a lot

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