Here’s how to create your own DIY survival water filter

Experimental is all about fun, DIY experiments. Each episode, we look at a new creation, life hack or recipe that can be put together at home — and is perfect for adults and kids alike.

Water is a necessity for all living things, and going without it can create dire consequences. Some studies have found that human beings can last between eight to 21 days without water, however, there are plenty of negative side effects that can occur long before that.

For example, your body temperature, electrolytes, kidneys and blood pressure could all suffer without sufficient water, according to Healthline.

So whether you’re camping in the woods or find yourself caught in a natural disaster, it’s helpful to be prepared. Thanks to this handy trick, now you will be. 

In today’s episode of Experimental, you’ll learn an essential do-it-yourself science trick to create your own water filter.

You can make dirty water drinkable in the comfort of your kitchen with a few simple ingredients: 

  • Gravel
  • Sand
  • Cheese Cloth
  • Dirty Water
  • Plastic Bottle
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Scissors

Check out the video above for the full instructions, and remember to stay hydrated!

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