National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 10

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Today’s challenge is about using the gear that is very possibly sitting in your bag or on a shelf still in its packaging.  Don’t feel bad – we all do it.

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Today’s Challenge

It’s time to break in your water filter!

Today I want you to drink from a puddle or a creek after running the water through your Sawyer Mini or Lifestraw.

It’s important to trust your equipment and most folks have these filters but have never used them. What if you get right down to it and you don’t actually know how your filter works? Admittedly, they’re simple to use, but if you’ve never used them and you’re in a scary situation, even things that should be easy become more difficult.

Drinking puddle water from my Sawyer Mini was one of the things I did when I took Selco’s course. It didn’t exactly taste like it came from a clear mountain spring but it also quenched my thirst without making me sick.

How did it go?

From what source did you filter water? Was your filter easy to use? Have you used your filter previously? How did you feel after drinking the water?

PS: Be sure and rinse your filter out with tap water and let it dry completely after using it. You probably won’t be drinking from a puddle on a daily basis, so it’s best to clean it.

PPS: Remember, if you want to win prizes, post over in the forum.


Daisy Luther

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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