Camping · DIY · Survival Kit · Water ·
So how can you be better prepared to collect, carry and filter enough water to keep you alive if disaster strikes? Here's the solution... a rugged and affordable, water and filtration kit that you can take with you wherever you go.
First... this 40 Ounce Klean Kanteen is designed to carry well over a liter of drinking water and because it is made of single walled stainless steel... it can be used to boil water for meals AND purify water in a pinch... something you can’t do with a plastic water bottle, hydration bladder or with double- walled thermos type steel bottles or cups found in most retail stores.
Next the GSI Stainless steel cup holds a hearty 20 ounces (which is over half liter). It has flip out handles, and is perfect for drinking, boiling water or making stew... And
It’s sized perfectly to fit our canteen.
AND check this out...these two water containers are sized perfectly to fit in our water pouch... (I’m using my Condor pouch here although Maxpedition makes one as well).
So we get over a liter and a half of water-holding capacity and the ability to cook and boil water with these two items...
Next... our water pouch has a nice sized zipper pocket in the front that is just the right size to fit a Sawyer - Mini Water Filtration System... which includes... the mini filter, straw, backwash syringe AND a 16 ounce bladder (WHICH increases your water carrying capacity in this kit to over 2 liters).
This Sawyer filter is ridiculously affordable at between $20 and $30 US... and is designed to filter up to 100,000 gallons of freshwater from lakes, rivers and streams and remove harmful bacteria, protozoa and cysts.
This filtration system can be used in various ways by filling the bladder with unfiltered water and squeezing it into your canteen or cup.
It can be used as a filtration straw allowing you to drink directly from your water source, cup or bottle... and it can even be used inline with a hydration bladder.
To increase the versatility of this kit... we added a lighter, and Exotac FireRod with a cotton ball in the water-tight tinder container and a mini-LED flashlight.
You can also fit a small neck or folding knife in the front pocket... like this cool little guy that I picked up from Freeman Outdoor Gear. Use the back side for a firesteel striker and the blade for basic survival, camp or bushcraft cutting tasks...
Once your pouch is loaded up and ready to go... the rear MOLLE straps and webbing make it easy to attach the kit to your belt, bug out bag or day pack. You can even tie a piece of paracord on the side D loops and make a shoulder sling.
There you have it... a modular, survival water kit that could save you life - for less than the cost of most good water filters alone.
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