Lets talk about safe drinking water during a long term SHTF / teotwawki situation. When it comes to water, there is a saying I like to use, “without safe drinking water, life as we know it can not exist.”
During a long term SHTF / teotwawki situation, people will be taking water from creeks, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes,, whatever they can find and trying to make it safe to drink. Its important to know the most common types of infections, and how to remove / kill the organisms.
In this article we will be looking at the most common waterborne infections, their cause, and how to prevent becoming infected.
Common waterborne infections
Campylobacter / Campylobacteriosis
Cryptosporidium / Cryptosporidiosis
Giardia / Giardiasis
Legionella / Legionellosis
Salmonella / Salmonellosis
Some cause short term discomfort, some cause death, some cause life long illnesses.
Related forum thread – Using a Berkey Water filter at the Bug Out Location