I continue to believe that we’re heading for a big problem here in America, and likely the world. Precious resources, like water, will become more expensive and scarce, so I’m always on the lookout for ways to do things on my own.
While I have an assortment of water filters, like the gravity-fed Berkey, Sawyer mini and Lifestraw (see below videos for my recommendations), I realize that even these filters wear out. So I have to wonder what I’ll do if/when it gets to a point where I can’t buy these filters any longer.
Unfortunately, I’ll have to rely on less than ideal solutions, and you may, too. As much as I want to believe that a DIY water filter such as the one discussed in the videos below is the solution, it’s not. Filters like these are only a part of it.
That said, there’s no harm in knowing such information. After all, it never occurred to me that I could transform a ceramic pot and a few other parts into a water filter!
But please use such things wisely. Unless there’s no other choice, I wouldn’t rely on this to reliably filter drinking water, though I could be wrong. At the very least, such filters could become a useful pre-filter prior to boiling, for instance, or to filter water for animals or bathing purposes.
Be sure to watch both videos. The first shows the build, and the second discusses a handful of questions he’d been asked. Enjoy!