EDC Water Filters and Plans – Prepping for Non-Preppers #BetterPrepared
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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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WEBVTT Kind: captions Language: en 00:00:00.060 --> 00:00:04.589 are you curious about ideas for water purification water filtration what are 00:00:04.589 --> 00:00:09.179 you gonna drink while you're evacuating or trying to get home from your office 00:00:09.179 --> 00:00:17.880 or business we got some ideas stay tuned and we'll go through them hey everybody 00:00:17.880 --> 00:00:21.779 welcome to cascadia dispatch i'm casey and today we're gonna talk about 00:00:21.779 --> 00:00:26.340 some water options water filtration options we're not going to talk about 00:00:26.340 --> 00:00:33.960 big home kind of water caches or water systems it's for off another topic where 00:00:33.960 --> 00:00:38.190 we're talking about multiple gallons of water and storing stuff and it's just 00:00:38.190 --> 00:00:41.579 not something we're tackle today well we are gonna take a look at is what you 00:00:41.579 --> 00:00:44.940 might want to have in your car which you might want to have in a laptop bag which 00:00:44.940 --> 00:00:48.480 you might want to have it if I got bag or a go home bag or a get home bag or 00:00:48.480 --> 00:00:53.670 72-hour bag or any of the other bank bags that people talk about where you 00:00:53.670 --> 00:00:59.760 are looking to leave your home or leave a large structure and go somewhere else 00:00:59.760 --> 00:01:04.080 and while you're traveling you want to have some some clean water okay so why 00:01:04.080 --> 00:01:07.920 do we want to filter our water well in an emergency in a disaster you're not 00:01:07.920 --> 00:01:11.280 going to have the wonderful drinking water that you have out of the tap that 00:01:11.280 --> 00:01:17.159 you can normally drink you may be using water sources like lakes or ponds or you 00:01:17.159 --> 00:01:21.600 may be using pipes but those pipes may be broken somewhere down the the track 00:01:21.600 --> 00:01:24.240 and you don't know it and so you have contaminants in it 00:01:24.240 --> 00:01:29.579 so at a first level you likely will want to be boiling water if you can that's 00:01:29.579 --> 00:01:33.090 one of the best ways to make sure that you kill any bacteria or viruses or 00:01:33.090 --> 00:01:37.920 anything that are in it but you may not have the opportunity to boil you may be 00:01:37.920 --> 00:01:41.640 on the go and you don't have time to start a fire so here are some some 00:01:41.640 --> 00:01:46.770 options that you can use that will be effective that will keep you safe or at 00:01:46.770 --> 00:01:52.619 least as safe as possible while you're you're moving from place to place so the 00:01:52.619 --> 00:01:57.360 first thing is what we looked at last week with a ready-made emergency kit and 00:01:57.360 --> 00:02:04.680 it had five of these 125 milliliter pouches of water you would use this as 00:02:04.680 --> 00:02:10.509 probably your your drinking water and then there were some aqua times and 00:02:10.509 --> 00:02:14.410 these are tablets that have some chemicals in it you put it in two quarts 00:02:14.410 --> 00:02:20.170 of water and it gets rid of all the yuck in it and makes it ready to drink or at 00:02:20.170 --> 00:02:26.470 least potable so that it won't make you extremely sick the problem was they gave 00:02:26.470 --> 00:02:31.360 you tablets to make two quarts of water and they gave you a cup that is not two 00:02:31.360 --> 00:02:35.230 points bigger so you would still need some container or something to make the 00:02:35.230 --> 00:02:40.900 water in and that just means you be they're gonna put it in the kids to 00:02:40.900 --> 00:02:44.950 begin with or you gotta find somewhere to do that all right so what do I have 00:02:44.950 --> 00:02:49.690 in my kit what do I use what I've found so the first thing that I have my first 00:02:49.690 --> 00:02:56.440 kind of line of water defense are water bottles we have these in all the cars we 00:02:56.440 --> 00:03:01.810 have them at home we take them with us when we go places a plastic water bottle 00:03:01.810 --> 00:03:05.950 obviously you want to recycle them because it's not good for the planet to 00:03:05.950 --> 00:03:11.260 have just tons of plastic water bottles everywhere and the points to mylar pouch 00:03:11.260 --> 00:03:15.519 which is just going to get thrown away you can at least recycle these to some 00:03:15.519 --> 00:03:22.540 extent but we use those we use them when roundabout for obviously if it was a big 00:03:22.540 --> 00:03:25.510 emergency we would have them but also for smaller emergencies we have a flat 00:03:25.510 --> 00:03:28.600 tire on the side of the road and somebody wants to drink of water it's 00:03:28.600 --> 00:03:35.230 really hot and we are at a baseball game and we don't have a drink for the kids 00:03:35.230 --> 00:03:39.790 or something we've got water bottles they're just really handy to have and we 00:03:39.790 --> 00:03:46.600 keep them as many places as we can because water is super important a 00:03:46.600 --> 00:03:50.109 couple things you want to remember about water bottles are you want to be able to 00:03:50.109 --> 00:03:54.040 cycle through them you don't want a water bottle that's just sitting for a 00:03:54.040 --> 00:03:58.930 year or two years we try to cycle through them every three to six months 00:03:58.930 --> 00:04:03.160 if we can to make sure that the there's no chemicals from the plastic are 00:04:03.160 --> 00:04:06.340 getting into the water and the integrity of the plastic is holding up so it's not 00:04:06.340 --> 00:04:09.400 going to crack when we store them in our bags 00:04:09.400 --> 00:04:13.810 I usually store them in a side pocket so in case they leak the leak is somewhat 00:04:13.810 --> 00:04:18.669 contained to that pocket in the outside of the bag as opposed to keeping it in 00:04:18.669 --> 00:04:22.840 the main pocket where it get in and ruin all of the other 00:04:22.840 --> 00:04:29.500 equipment that's that all right so the next option our lifestyles life drawers 00:04:29.500 --> 00:04:33.849 are these wonderful inventions that someone came up with that allow you to 00:04:33.849 --> 00:04:38.530 basically put a big blue straw and a lake and drink out of it they're really 00:04:38.530 --> 00:04:44.560 handy they're really cool they will filter 200 or 300 gallons of 00:04:44.560 --> 00:04:48.220 water not that you're going to need that amount of water but just to give you an 00:04:48.220 --> 00:04:54.550 idea of how durable these are and the quality of the filter what's great about 00:04:54.550 --> 00:04:58.509 it is you can just basically use them anywhere the problem is is that you 00:04:58.509 --> 00:05:01.720 can't really use them anywhere because you have to have something to put them 00:05:01.720 --> 00:05:08.440 in to drink out of so you would need a cup to to drink out of or you would need 00:05:08.440 --> 00:05:13.900 a bowl or you would need a like they do make water bottles that actually have a 00:05:13.900 --> 00:05:18.190 life straw included in them that you could use every day if you wanted to 00:05:18.190 --> 00:05:22.120 this is the problem with that is you either if you're having an emergency you 00:05:22.120 --> 00:05:25.690 need to make sure you have there were life straw water bottle with you or if 00:05:25.690 --> 00:05:29.889 you're using it day to day then you're using the LifeStraw filter for daily use 00:05:29.889 --> 00:05:34.960 when you don't need it for an emergency so while it's somewhat clever of an idea 00:05:34.960 --> 00:05:38.979 to try to make it more useful I actually feel like you're then using it for the 00:05:38.979 --> 00:05:43.270 wrong purposes and you're gonna wear up a filter wear out the or you're not 00:05:43.270 --> 00:05:46.389 gonna have it where you need it I feel like if you're gonna have a life straw 00:05:46.389 --> 00:05:50.259 have a life straw and keep it in your bag because it's really designed for an 00:05:50.259 --> 00:05:57.610 emergency all right so my favorite filter then is this Sawyer mini filter 00:05:57.610 --> 00:06:00.250 these are wonderful for a couple of different reasons 00:06:00.250 --> 00:06:06.190 a life straw will do to 300 gallons of water whereas the sawyer will do a few thousand 00:06:06.190 --> 00:06:13.120 gallons of water so the LifeStraw obviously is about twice the size of the 00:06:13.120 --> 00:06:16.539 sawyer mini so it's gonna fit in your bag better it's gonna take up less space 00:06:16.539 --> 00:06:22.960 I actually keep these in my laptop bag and bug out and go home bags and are 00:06:22.960 --> 00:06:28.810 kind of you know just any EDC hey we're out and about we want to have a small 00:06:28.810 --> 00:06:35.260 kit I always keep one of these in there just in case what's what's great about 00:06:35.260 --> 00:06:41.440 them too is you can depending on the threads you can attach it directly to a 00:06:41.440 --> 00:06:45.550 water bottle some of the threads like this water bottle has thinner threads so 00:06:45.550 --> 00:06:49.840 you can't screw it on exactly but you could get it on and you 00:06:49.840 --> 00:06:54.220 could use it and squeeze it and filter the water with this which means you 00:06:54.220 --> 00:06:59.800 could use these as a container to pick up water it does however come with this 00:06:59.800 --> 00:07:04.090 really cool squeezy pouch and so you take this you 00:07:04.090 --> 00:07:10.479 put it on the squeezy pouch and now instead of having to find two quarts of 00:07:10.479 --> 00:07:16.389 water and manage all of that and figure out what you're going to do I can put 00:07:16.389 --> 00:07:21.970 this on the Slayer on the squeezable pouch and I can fill this with exactly 00:07:21.970 --> 00:07:26.590 the amount of water that I need it's designed to be squeezed it's designed to 00:07:26.590 --> 00:07:32.440 do that so now the container that I need to have water or the amount of water 00:07:32.440 --> 00:07:39.220 that I need is not restricted to any sort of a ratio of tablet chemicals to 00:07:39.220 --> 00:07:44.680 water or size of container that I have to take with me this really just is how 00:07:44.680 --> 00:07:49.720 much water do I want to have and how much do I want to put in here in theory 00:07:49.720 --> 00:07:54.460 you could actually fill your water bottle with gross water get to where 00:07:54.460 --> 00:07:58.690 you're going to fill this with gross water and now you have twice as much 00:07:58.690 --> 00:08:02.770 water that you can filter with things that you already had with you as opposed 00:08:02.770 --> 00:08:07.930 to needing something separate and extra all right everybody that's gonna wrap it 00:08:07.930 --> 00:08:13.990 up for us talking about water filtration today as I've said many times in blog 00:08:13.990 --> 00:08:19.030 posts that everybody's plan is different this is my plan this is what I've come 00:08:19.030 --> 00:08:23.500 to on my journey so far as I say it's a journey it's not a destination it's not 00:08:23.500 --> 00:08:28.539 on yeah I'm done it's a preparedness journey and my plan will evolve your 00:08:28.539 --> 00:08:32.469 plan will evolve if you have other ideas please leave them in the comments below 00:08:32.469 --> 00:08:36.820 we'd love to hear about it we'd love you to share it with the community the more 00:08:36.820 --> 00:08:40.690 information that we can share with everybody the better please go ahead and 00:08:40.690 --> 00:08:45.010 like subscribe a button smashed the notification Bell I 00:08:45.010 --> 00:08:49.420 don't know do all the things so you'll know when our next videos come out we'd 00:08:49.420 --> 00:08:56.410 love to have you watch and enjoy them and give us feedback and until next week 00:08:56.410 --> 00:09:00.610 I think we are gonna do these now maybe once a week it seems like that's a good 00:09:00.610 --> 00:09:03.940 idea so I think we're gonna try and do that so hopefully we'll see you back 00:09:03.940 --> 00:09:09.900 next week on the next edition of Cascadia dispatch thanks a lot