DIY: Make Swamp Water Drinkable
This video is sponsored by Next Games, creator of AMC’s official game The Walking Dead:No Man’s Land. I put a link in the description so you can go download the game for free and it comes with a special offer!I’ll tell you about in a few minutes. What’s up guys welcome back for this video today,I thought it’d be fun to take a little bit of an apocalyptic twist now if you’re to find yourself in a survivalemergency or zombie apocalyptic situation,One of the most valuable resources you could get your hands on would be clean drinking water you won’t last very long without itso for this video today,I thought it’d be great to show you how to use resources you already have to make clean drinking water for yourselfSo quick update guys. I just stepped outside for a secondI walked over to my fish pond which ironically doesn’t have any fish in itBut it does have a massive amount of other kinds of life as you see here. We’ve got Mosquito larvaeWe’ve got these little worms flopping around all over the placeWe’ve got algae and all kinds of junk and other little parasites that probably will help very much in your quest for survivalBut I am going to drink it once we make our filter and sterilize the waterWe need a simple way to filter all this garbage out before we sterilize the water and to get startedWe’re going to be making a simple sandCharcoal filternow to get started making our sand charcoal filter of course we’re going to need some sand we’re getting some charcoal and we’re going toNeed some kind of a plastic container like these simple little water bottlesYou probably have lying aroundNow because sand, clay and rocks have different densities if you put them in a container with water and stir it all upThe rocks will fall to the bottom first followed by the sand and the clay on topany organic material left behind will float up with a surface where you can skim it off by using these layers ofSeparation with one chunk of dirt you can end up with nice small pebbles very fine sand and the clay which we don’t actually needFor this experiment. Or you could use something like a strainer and filter out the finer sand that way as wellSo now that we’ve got our fine sand our small pebbles and a small water bottle the only thing left to do is crush upsome charcoalNow for this experiment. I’m using the same charcoal I used for our black-Powder experimentWe made in the previous videohoweverIf you don’t want to go to the trouble of making your own you can just look around a campfireFor those large chunks of black wood they’re charred and snap in half when you press them if your charcoal is doneRight it should just about crumble if you apply any kind of pressure to itWhich is good because the finer we can get our charcoal the better our filter is going to worknow of course my charcoal is just a mixture of small twigs paint sticks andsawdustwhich I like to sawdust because it’s already in fine powder form to begin with but whatever material you end up using to make yourCharcoal should be just fine because it all ends up is pretty much the same stuffThe goal is just to make it a very fine powder because the finer your charcoal is the better your filters can workthat’s beautifulHere we are guys we have all of our filter materials prepped and ready for assemblySo let’s take our plastic water bottle cut off the bottom and put a little bit of paper towel on the bottom to catch everythingAs it falls in now, if you don’t have any paper towel or fine clothYou could use a bit of your shirtYou can use some sock any kind of cloth really that’s going to stick down the bottom and hold the charcoal in placePreventing it from slipping through so now that we have our paper towel in placeWe can go ahead and start adding the filter materials fineness to courses so in this caseWe’re going to start with the very fine charcoal powder and build that up a few inches deepFollowed by as much of the fine sand as we can pack in there, and then a nice top layer of small pebblesAnd that’s really to protect the system from the water this splashing in and just to go one step furtherI took the bottom of the bottle and cut it into a makeshift baffle to stick it on the top and help reduce erosionAs we pour the water in nowThis is a very basic style filter and the more material you could add the better it will work and you could also get creativeWith some different variations for example you could layer the charcoal and the sandCharcoal, sand as many times as you want or you can even just cut the water bottle in half, use the top part of itTo form the filter and use the bottom part to form the cupThe time has come to take our scummy pond water and test our filters to keep it work now if you look at the waterItself this has been sitting out for about 45 minutesand you can see that already a lot of the material in there has settled down to the bottom andRelatively filtered itself through gravity we’ve got organic material and bugs floating at the topBut the water is a lot clearer than it used to be so step number one in filtering your water if you canLet your water sit out for a few hours. So most of the material can settle down to the bottom firstSo I’ve just made the transfer you can already see that this water is so much cleaner than this water hereThere’s still little bugs floating around there and a lot of other nastiesBut we can now take this water and pour it into our filter and cleanse it even further watch thisSo our water filters are charged and is going to take a little bit of time for the water to filter throughSo while we’re waiting for that let me show you a fun way you can brush up on those crucial survival strategies for surviving thatInevitable zombie outbreak I put a link down in the description to download The Walking Dead No Man’s Land. It’s a free game with a special offer. That’s only available right nownow if you’re the kind of person that likes playing checkers chess or turn-By-turnStrategy type games this might be a good choice for youYou actually use the characters you know from the television show The Walking DeadIn the actual Walking Dead Locations like the terminus in the prison when I was doing a road trip down to La with my friendMark a few weeks ago. I actually spent six hours straight playing this game, so I made it pretty farSo you take turns moving people around and every time you move then the zombies get a chance to move as well you have touse a little bit strategy you have to do some tactical maneuvers you have to think your way through it because if you make theWrong move all of your hard work can go down the drain the more cleverly you can position your people the better your chances atWinning it’s a lot of funAnd there’s some back-end strategy going on as well because not only are you defeating the zombies and rescuing humanity, you also get to playAround with developing an encampment you start out with and you can choose how to set it up to build up your colony and fortifyIt if you’re a fan of the TV show The Walking Dead you’re going to recognise characters like Daryl RickMichonne and Negan which by the way if you download the game right nowYou’ll get the character Negan for freeIt would actually be really cool if they could make a King of Random character. The game is available on IOS, Android and pretty much any other deviceso if you like zombiesAnd you want to rescue humanity hang out with characters you know and slaughter hordes of the undead?Go down to the first link of the description download the game for free the offer is only available right nowAll right back to the experimentAlright guys. We are back. We’ve been running these filters for about 45 minutes now to the point where the cups are actually overflowingSo let’s stop for a second and observe the different results between the different filtersSo just by looking at the different colors of the water hereIt looks like the one on your right is actually the clearest and this is the one that we built in this videoIt’s got the layer of charcoal on the slot on the stand in the middle of the pebbles on the top and is this prettybasic Design now look if we screw the cap onWe can actually contain everything inside and just set that off to the side to be used again at another timeYou know what else is really crazy is if you look at the top of the filter you can actually see like the little wormsThe Larva the bugs like jumping around and floating on top. They don’t make it past the rocks thoughThey just stay on the top the water we collected at the bottom isDefinitely different than the water on the top now the one in the middleI’m a little bit surprised about because we actually had two different layers of CharcoalAnd I would have expected that to be the clearest out of all of them now what I think happened is when I was buildingthis oneI actually ran out of my really fine charcoal, and I just started putting the chunky charcoal insteadsoobviouslyIt didn’t filter the water quite as good as the really fine charcoal does this shows the finer your charcoal the clearer your water isActually going to be let’s take a look down inside and check it for claritySo I’ve just transferred our two large samples to two glasses. We can look inside and check for clarity and you see the one on the left has slightly yellow tinge to it the one onThe right that looks absolutely fantastic and if you look down hereYou look straight through the glass you can’t see any particulate floating around whatsoeverThis water right here looks beautiful looks refreshing. It looks crystal clearIt looks delicious in a survival situation, it’s going to be the nectar of life howeverThere’s one thing left to do before you drink it and that’s to sterilize itAlright guys. I am back with my sterilized water. I just stuck this in the microwave for 4 minutes howeverThere are a lot of alternative methods you could use for purifying water as well such as water purification tablets, UV stir sticksAnd I’ve even heard of people sticking water in clear plastic bottles and setting them out in sunlight for 24 to 48 hoursBut for simplicity on this project I went ahead and use the boiling water methodThat’s the method that’s most commonly used and after you boil water for a couple of minutesIt’s pretty much enough to kill anything in the water that could hurt you so they say so here. We are guysThis is the moment of truth. We’ve got our green scummy pond water that we have transformed intosterilized charcoaled filtered waterIt’s filtered sanitized life-giving zero-Calorie sugar-free gluten-free dairy-free and ready to drink so this is itI’m actually so confident. This is sterilized and ready to drink. I’m just going to down the whole thing here we goBangarang. That was actually really good that tastesProbably a lot different than this taste. I mean look mosquito Larvae are still having a heyday in thereSo in a survival situation I choose our charcoal filter water which is made out of materials from the backyard Dirt, sandCharcoal and look how crystal-clear that comes out this is a viable option guysThis is how you survive because water is one of the essentialsSo there you have a guys that’s one cool trick to taking ugly disgusting contaminated water and turning it into sanitized, purifiedTotally drinkable water it might just save your life nowYou guys know I post videos every single daySo if you’re really curious to know whether or not this was actually safe for me to drinkclick subscribe ring the bell to receive my future post notifications because if I stop postingWell, you’ll know what happenedThanks for joining me for this project today if an emergency pops up I hope this might help save your lifeI’ll see you in the next video talk to you thenI love charcoal. Just went into my lungs. Oh oh, ohThere they go spill it all over the place. You’re not having a mess you’re not making funHey guys quick reminderthere’s a link in the description right now to download The Walking Dead no man’s land for free if you download before the end ofJuly you’ll unlock the character, Negan go get em Boys!