September | MTF Training Exercise #9
Water. The source of life. We take in liters of water every day just to exist. We simply don't notice because clean water is abundant for those of us lucky enough to live in America. However, the clean water we take for granted will become scarce once the world begins to collapse. Hydration will be critical during your exhausting journeys of survival.
This month we provide you with one of the most portable, and often-overlooked, water filtration systems around: coffee filters. These handy items are incredibly light-weight, portable, reusable, and will provide you with the filtered water you need to survive.
Naturally, the question is: Why not simply use water purification tablets? Here's why:
- There are no known purifiers that will kill 100% of all germs, bacteria, and disease. So, why pay a premium for something that's not 100% effective?
- Tablets expire. Once you break the seal on the bottle and expose them to air they slowly begin to lose their potency.
- Lastly, nobody wants the added weight, bulk, and constant annoying rattle of a bottle of tablets.
Knowing that you can now move freely toward survival, unencumbered by a clunky bottle of purification tablets, keep this in mind: while extremely-portable, coffee filters do not remove the following contaminants:
- Hepatitis A
- Giardia Lamblia
- Coliform Bacteria
- E. coli
- Petroleum Products
- Industrial Solvents
- Animal Waste
- Human Waste
- Zombie Waste
- Nuclear-Mutated Amoebas
- Crystal Pepsi
- FD&C Red #40
And, of course, the question that nobody will ask-but which is on everyone's mind: Will the coffee filter purify a certain bodily fluid? Don't worry about it…it's already sterile.