Water for Survival – What Happens When Your Water Storage Runs Out?

water for survival

When I was around 11 years old, the family had a big reunion in Mexico.  I have some distant relatives who own a really big orange plantation about 2 ½ or 3 hours outside of Monterrey Mexico.  The reunion was great.  It was at a great location.  We met distant family that we really never knew.  And we had a lot of food and a lot of fun. 

We stayed late in the night, so family members made reservations at this rural motel. Now think about the kind of motels that you might find in a rural setting.  I’m not talking about chain hotels or motels, like Motel 6.  I’m talking about going through rural America and you see an independent motel and it just seems like a little hole in the wall.  Most people would think to themselves, “I’m not gonna stay there!”

Now, think about a rural motel in Mexico! 

Obviously, it wasn’t what you’re used to when you think about staying in a motel or a hotel.  It had two beds, but I would have rather been camping with my own gear!

One of the first things we noticed were the signs in the restroom.  You had to know Spanish.  These helpful signs weren’t written in English.  The signs said, “don’t use the water, there are parasites in the water!”

Your Water Source Matters!

What the heck!  Who has to deal with this type of thing?

When we visited Mexico, we never really would drink the water anyway.  But this took it to another level!  You don’t really want to take a shower or brush your teeth with parasites!

So we slept that evening and at the first sign of daylight, we were out of there!

We don’t deal with parasites in the water where we live!  We’re very used to going to the faucet,  turning it on and having all the water that we want.  But it’s going to be a different story if there ever is an emergency where water is not available to us.

Think about water boil notices.  Some communities dealt with that in Houston during Winter Storm Yuri.  But even at that, it’s very rare.  And even when that happens to us, most people just  go to the store and get water.  And, if it is needed, companies rally to bring water in so everybody has enough water.  

But in an emergency situation, that’s not going to be the case!

Water Storage Is Vital!

As preparedness minded people, we know the importance of having water storage and having multiple ways to make water potable.  This article isn’t about the need to store more water or get another piece of gear.

The question that I would like to ask is what are you going to do when you run out of water and you can’t simply turn on the faucet or go to the store?  What water source do you have around you that you can access to keep you and your family hydrated, healthy and clean?

Those of you who have a water well are in decent shape if your well has water and you can get it up the well.  But people in cities and even in the suburbs will have a really rough time.

Where are you going to find water?

There are a few places where you can get water in an emergency situation if you live in a city or the suburbs.  Here are some examples.

  • Use a 4 way sillcock key wrench to access outside water faucets around big buildings, schools and churches.  
  • Drain your hot water heater tank and your toilet flush tank.
  • Use the water in rain barrels in the backyard.

You should still use a water filter in these options.

But the issue with the above examples is that you are talking about a relatively small amount of water that will get used up quickly.  

What do you do if you need to find water for the long term?

This is going to be the dilemma for those living in the cities and suburbs in a true SHTF situation.  It is kind of scary if you think about it.

Retention Ponds and Purifying Water

The suburbs are filled with retention ponds.  Communities put these in as water features, but also to control flooding.  So when the rains come down, the water from yards and streets run-off into these ponds.  This means that the water in these big retention ponds are filled with all sorts of nasty things you don’t want to drink.  Really, this isn’t something you want to put through a Lifestraw to drink!  We are talking about chemicals, oil and possible sewage (in a flood) that will find their way into this pond from your neighbors yards and their vehicles.  

You still might be able to make this water drinkable.  But you would have to do some serious processing if you want to be safe.  I would do multiple levels of pre-filtering, then distilling/boiling and then filtering again.  It takes quite a bit of time and fuel/power to distill or boil.  In a long term emergency situation, this will be a fulltime job for someone.

Another possible way to get water in a long term situation is to use a catchment tarp.  I wrote about this a few years ago and I still think it is relevant.  I mean, it will be my go to during rain if I’m ever in a long term survival situation.

You can see that this is a big topic that really needs a lot of consideration.

In the meantime, you need to be storing water.

The Easiest Entry to Water Storage – Water Bottles

The easiest entry point for everyone is going to be stocking up on cases of bottled water.  One 24 case of 16.9 oz water bottles equals 3.17 gallons of water.  That’s not a ton of water, but it is a start, especially if you have the room in your home to stock-up on cases.  You don’t want to put these cases in a hot garage or shed.  They need to be in a climate controlled environment.

As I’m editing this article, the city of Houston is under a water boil notice because one of the main water plants lost power and their water pressure went under what is safe to deliver clean water to residents.  The issue has lasted more than 24 hours in a city with over 2.28 million people.  Schools were closed and of course, stores ran out of water bottles.

This can happen anywhere nowadays.   You just need the water plant in your area to break down and not be able to get the parts that it needs to be able to repair things and you’re out for a while!  I have a feeling this will happen more and more as infrastructure fails and utility companies focus on making a profit.  

Your Water Collection Needs

As someone in preparedness, you should take the time to do a little math and figure out how much water you have on hand for your family.  The minimum, and I do stress minimum you need is 1 gallon a day per person.  That is only for drinking, cooking and brushing your teeth.  Most people waste more than that with a single flush of the toilet!

After you figure out how much your family needs a day (1 x the amount of family members you have in your household), you should divide the amount of gallons you have on-hand by that number to see how many days you can go.

I can tell you, unless you have a huge water tank in your backyard, you don’t have enough!

You then need to decide how much water you want to have in-case of an emergency.  

But ultimately, you need to think about where and how you will replenish your families supply in a long term scenario.  That’s the one no one wants to think about!

Water Treatment – A True Survival Skill

Water treatment is a true survival skill that everyone should know. It is one of the most important aspects of survival, as water is essential to life. As we already mentioned, water can contain many contaminants that can make it unsafe for human consumption. By learning how to treat water properly, you will be able to ensure that the water you drink is safe and clean. Learning how to treat your water is an invaluable skill and will help keep you alive in an emergency situation.

In a true survival situation, where all that is around is contaminated water, you might have to go through several processes to get drinkable water. But first, let’s understand the difference between water purification and water filtration.

Purification vs Filtration

Many people use water purification and water filtration interchangeably. They are similar in that they make water safe to drink. But they do have their differences.

Water filters remove solid contaminants from water. These contaminants include solids like dirt, sticks and other material. The water usually goes through a medium to remove these solids. In a primitive filter this might be a selection of different sized rocks and sand. In a pinch, you could also filter through a t-shirt or a shemagah (large bandanna). You can also purchase a water filter like the Hydroblu Versaflow that uses many hollow fiber tubes with tiny 0.1 micron holes. The tiny holes in these types of filters help to remove 99.9999% of bacteria like Giardia, E. coli, protozoan cysts and Cryptosporidium.

Watch my video on how you can turn the Hydroblu Versaflow into a family sized filter that will give your family a lot of safe drinking water in an emergency.

Although water filters work well, they don’t filter out viruses and other chemicals. For that, you will need to purify water.

Water purification includes taking questionable water and making it safe water. It is a more thorough process. At the most basic level, boiling water is the desired process for purifying water. This has been done for thousands of years and is still done today.

The problem with boiling is that is takes fuel to get the fire hot enough to boil the water. One alternative is to pasturize water. In my article, WAPI – What Is It and Why Do You Need One, I shared…

“A WAPI is simply a small polycarbonate tube that contains a special wax. A washer or metal weight on the small device keeps the WAPi submerged as it is placed inside a pot of water that is being heated. As the water reaches the point of pasteurization, the wax at the top of the tube melts and moves to the bottom of the tube. Once all the wax is melted and at the bottom of the tube, the water is sufficiently pasteurized and ready to drink.”

Emergency Water Supply

Putting It Altogether for Your Emergency Water Supply

In a true survival situation, when you are living in the city and need water to drink and have to depend on questionable water sources, you will need to incorporate several processes to make sure you have potable water for your family to drink. Here are some steps you might have to take.

  • Gather your water supply. Remember you need one gallon of water per person per day.
  • Pre-filter your water. This will remove the biggest of solids from your raw water.
  • Filter your water through a water filter. Again, remember you are trying to remove as much solids (bacteria) as possible.
  • Use a wapi to pasteurize and treat your water.

The above process will take time. In a survival scenario, it might be a full-time job depending on how many people you have in your group.

Other Methods of Water Purification

There are other methods of water purification that I haven’t mentioned here. Some of these include chemical, reverse-osmosis, distillation and the use of ultra-violet lights. However, for this article, I focused on what would be more reasonable in a survival situation with limited supplies.

Making Water Safe to Drink

Clean water is essential to our health and well-being. This increases in a survival scenario. The Preparedness Community always highlights that you can only go three days without water. You don’t want to find yourself desperate to find fresh water to drink. It might be real important to your survival to know how to treat the water that is available to you so you and your family have enough drinking water to stay hydrated, for cooking and hygiene.

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Safe Water to Drink – Having Enough Stored and Ready

You probably don’t think about this as much as you should, safe water to drink! Water and water storage is a big topic in the preparedness community. We all know it! But how much do we truly store? How long would our water storage really allow us to survive? Then, the ugly truth smacks us in the face, it doesn’t matter how much water we have stored, at some point, just like everything else, it will run out. We can do without many things, but preppers need to know how to get clean and safe water for their survival.

We don’t talk about this enough or have the skills necessary to filter and purify water because it comes so easy to us. It’s hard to imagine that we wouldn’t have water coming out of our faucets to drink, to flush our toilets, brush our teeth or take a shower. We need to go deeper than just purchasing a water filter or two. We need to have a good understanding of the topic so we can work from a place of confidence when we are in a survival situation.

Not Having Confidence in Water

The inhabitants of ancient Jericho realized that something was wrong with their water. They weren’t in a short time survival situation, they were in a long term survival situation because of their water!

When I say Jericho, I mean THAT Jericho, the one you learned about in Sunday School. The one Joshua and the Children of Israel marched around and the walls came tumbling down. In the Book of Joshua, after the Israelites conquered the city, Joshua pronounced a curse on the town. “Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, ‘Cursed before the Lord is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he shall lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son he shall set up its gates.’” Joshua 6:26 NASB

Jericho stayed uninhabited for hundreds of years, until the time of Ahab, King of Israel. In 1 Kings 16:34 we read, “In his days Hiel the Bethelite built Jericho; he laid its foundations with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.”

Cursing Even the Water

But the inhabitants of Jericho soon realized that having a city that looked good on the outside didn’t mean everything was OK on the inside. When the Prophet Elisha came around, they asked for his help because they realized something was very wrong!

19 Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Behold now, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the land is unfruitful.” 20 He said, “Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. 21 He went out to the spring of water and threw salt in it and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘I have purified these waters; there shall not be from there death or unfruitfulness any longer.’” 22 So the waters have been purified to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke.

2 Kings 2:19-22 NASB

The actual issue was that something in the water was causing the women to not get pregnant. This was a long term survival situation because if women didn’t reproduce, the population would dwindle down to nothing. They asked Elisha for help and he prayed that the curse would be lifted. The salt and new jar really didn’t have anything to do with it. We can guess it was for effect, maybe a point of faith. You don’t purify water with salt and a new jar. It had to be a God thing! For more of Elisha, watch the video below.

Using Your Head and Using Some Faith

Readers of my site know that I’m a person of faith. I believe in prayer and it is a big part of my devotional life. But the Lord has also given me a brain. And when it comes to having safe water to drink, I want to use my head and the skills that I’ve learned to have clean, safe water for my family.

Like the people of Jericho, I know that everything can “look” OK, but that doesn’t mean that everything “IS” OK! Just because the water looks clear, doesn’t mean that water is safe to drink. The best thing to do would be to test every water source by sending it to a lab. But in a survival situation, that won’t be an option. So what are you going to do when there isn’t a prophet around?

What Do You Need to Know?

When most people talk about having safe water to drink, they refer to filtering water. That term is a catch all for making water safe to drink. But if you are only filtering water, you might be drinking some nasty stuff still. You also need to know about water purification.

At the most basic explanation, a water filter will remove big particles, protozoa and bacteria. An example of this would be the Hydroblu Versaflow. The small backpacking filter is very versatile and can be made into a family-sized water filter. I made a free PDF and video tutorial about this a while back. But the water filter will only filter out 99.999% of Bacteria, E.coli, Salmonella, and Cholera and 9.99% of Protozoa, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium. It will not filter out viruses and metals.

In order to get viruses, you will need to purify water. In an SHTF or survival situation, this usually means boiling water or pasteurizing the water by getting it to 149 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 minutes. The best way to make sure you pasteurize long enough at the right degree is to use a WAPI.

I also shared an idea for obtaining water in an SHTF situation in my article, The Rain Catchment Tarp. And I would also recommend downloading the 2014 edition of The Preparedness Review that includes an article by my friend Gaye Levy on Using Pool Shock to Purify Water. It is a FREE download on Dropbox (you do not need to join Dropbox! Just click the download link on the top right).

Storing Safe Water to Drink

Now, not only do you need to know how to make water safe to drink, you need to know how to properly store water. This is a problem for a lot of families because the minimum (notice I said minimum) amount of water to store for each person is 1 gallon a day. That amount doesn’t include water for hygiene (other than brushing your teeth) and flushing your toilet. So in reality, you need a lot more. But let’s just stay with the 1 gallon amount.

For a family of four, you are looking at 120 gallons for just one month! That is a lot of water! That equates to more than two 55 gallon barrels. Then, you need to consider that you can’t store this water in the garage or outside. Then, water is heavy. You just can’t man-handle a 55 gallon drum of water easily. And you can’t hide them easily either.

You can always buy bottled water and just rotate out the cases. But again, water takes up a lot of space. Those of you who have basements, might be better situated for water storage. Those who live in apartments or small spaces, really need to think this through!

Lastly, it’s already been mentioned, but it is worth repeating, if you are using plastic containers, like water bricks, 55 gallon drums or even water bottles, you want to remember to store your water in cool places. You can’t store water in garages, sheds or even leave a case of bottled water in your vehicle if it gets really hot. Heat wears down plastic. And although plastic containers used for food and drink have come along way, you still want to be careful.

Water Storage Containers

I really like water bricks. They are easier to handle than a 55 gallon drum and stackable. You can also easily hide them in plain sight if you get creative.

One thing that is always talked about in the Preparedness Community is using 2-liter soda bottles. The key here is to get them really clean! The problem with using a soda bottle is the sugar that is left behind. If it isn’t cleaned very well, the sugar will cause bacteria to form.

A 2011 article on Ready.gov shares the proper procedure for sanitizing a soda bottle.

Thoroughly clean the bottles with dishwashing soap and water, and rinse completely so there is no residual soap.

Sanitize the bottles by adding a solution of 1 teaspoon of non-scented liquid household chlorine bleach to a quart of water. Mix the sanitizing solution in the bottle so that it touches all surfaces. After sanitizing the bottle, thoroughly rinse out the sanitizing solution with clean water.

Fill the bottle to the top with regular tap water. If the tap water has been commercially treated from a water utility with chlorine, you do not need to add anything else to the water to keep it clean. If the water you are using comes from a well or water source that is not treated with chlorine, add two drops of non-scented liquid household chlorine bleach to the water. Let the water stand for 30 minutes before using.

A slight chlorine odor should be noticeable in the water, if not, add another dose of bleach and allow the water to stand another 15 minutes.

Tightly close the container using the original cap. Be careful not to contaminate the cap by touching the inside of it with your finger.


Sources of Water Around You

When it comes to long term survival, you will eventually have to find a water source. Is there water around where you live? You want to know where those sources of water are before the SHTF.

One thing that I like to do is pull up my neighborhood on Google Maps. I then change the view to “satellite” and zoom out. It can show you where there are ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, etc… One thing to remember though, if you live in suburbia, chances are that many homes use chemical fertilizers, weedkillers, etc. on their yards. Some of these chemicals will run-off to those ponds and retention lakes around neighborhoods. It will be very hard to remove these chemicals. In some cases, even using a distiller might not work for heavy chemicals. You need to think this through and weigh your preparedness needs for safe water to drink.

Lastly, having a 4-Way Sillcock Key would allow you to access water from local buildings. This is a cheap tool that every prepper should have in their toolkit.

Water Is Too Important!

When we consider all the plans, gear and stockpile in our preparedness, we need to seriously consider water. Thinking we will always have it coming out of the faucets is a false sense of security. And not only do we need to store it, but we need to understand the dangers of drinking contaminated water. This makes it even more important to know how to filter and purify water so we have safe water to drink for ourselves and our families in a survival or SHTF situation.

What would you add to the conversation? Leave you comments below.

If you would like to watch the devotional that this article is based on, see the video below.


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The Rain Catchment Tarp

Samuel felt the wind shift a little. Even in the morning, the Texas sun beat down on his back and any breeze was a welcomed comfort. He continued pulling weeds, whispering a little prayer that God would bless his small garden and that it would produce enough vegetables to supplement what they couldn’t barter for. He was doing everything right. But he knew that prayer was a powerful thing.

As he continued in the garden, he noticed the sun go behind some clouds. As he looked up into the sky, he saw dark clouds forming. “Lord, let those come right over here,” he prayed.

It hadn’t rained in weeks. The rain barrels that he used to water the garden were running extremely low. He always kept an outward faith when Sally and the kids asked about water and other necessities, but inside, he was always prayerful. He knew that water was too important to not have, but sometimes, he felt powerless when he had to depend on the rain. He had done his best with building a rain barrel watering system and storing plenty of water, but you can never have enough. The present circumstances made that abundantly clear.

Samuel tried to have a backup plan if they absolutely ran out of water. There was a lake two miles away. Water was heavy and it would be work, but with a garden cart that he purchased off of Craigslist years before the breakdown, he would take some of the bigger containers down to Mr. Johnson’s house and access the lake from there. No locals would be upset that he was taking water because he would have Mr. Johnson next to him.

Ken Johnson was a retired city official. He and Samuel served as deacons at the church. They grew very close and would often confide in each other about issues in their spiritual lives. It was Mr. Johnson that started Samuel thinking about the breakdown years before it happened. He was glad he did! If a city official, who had his pulse on what was going on in city, state and national politics was concerned about where things were going in the government, that said something to Samuel.

Samuel remembered that his weekly connect with Ken was coming up. He would talk to him soon over the ham radio.

The drop in temperature snapped Samuel out of his thoughts. He looked up to see that the sky had darkened and it looked like it was going to rain, maybe even storm. A smile came to his face. He closed his eyes and said, “thank you Lord.”

He walked inside and called out, “Get the containers ready!”

Inside, Sally was in the kitchen cleaning up from breakfast. Joshua was in the garage sharpening his hatchet. And Emily was stitching up a hole in a pair of socks. They all heard Samuel and immediately dropped what they were doing. Each went into action. They knew what “get the containers ready” meant and how important it was. Samuel had made that extremely clear.

Samuel walked over to the closet and pulled out the tarp. He pulled it out, handling it gently, almost babying it. He knew how important it was and what it meant for his family.

Joshua took a few containers to the porch and then waited for his dad outside. Sally and Emily continued to bring every container that could hold water out to the porch.

As Joshua saw his dad coming to the backdoor, he walked out to the fence and grabbed a line of paracord that was attached to the fence. The end had a carabiner that would connect to one of the loops in the tarp. It was already starting to sprinkle, but no one worried about getting wet.

Sally and Emily helped Samuel unfold the big 40×50 foot tarp. It was huge!

Joshua ran from corner to corner connecting the tarp to lines that were tied to the fence.

When he finished, the tarp hung about 4 feet off the ground and was pretty much centered over the backyard. The paracord lines connected to the fence allowed the tarp to slant towards the backporch slightly, but if someone didn’t know it was designed this way, they would have never noticed it by just looking.

At the center of the tarp, closest to the back porch, Samuel pulled down on the tarp. He did so gently, but enough to cause any water hitting the tarp to funnel to the center and then run towards him. That is where Sally, Emily and Joshua took turns filling up containers of water and moving them inside.

Samuel came up with this idea years before when he looked into how many gallons of water he could catch in his rain barrels from his roof.

After you’ve found the square footage multiply it by 0.56 to determine how many gallons you can collect per inch of rain. This calculation assumes a 90% efficiency. To find how much rain you can collect in an average rain year multiply this number by the average inches of rain.

For example, on a 2,000 square foot roof, you can collect 2,000 x 0.56 = 1,120 gallons/inch of rain. If your average rainfall was 25 inches/year, your annual collection potential is 1,120 x 25= 28,000 gallons/year.

Greywater Action

When the last container was filled, everyone took a corner and unhooked the tarp from the carabiner. They brought the tarp under the porch, being careful to not drag it on the ground.

Under the back porch, Samuel and Joshua, with the help of Emily and Sally, folded it in quarters, the long way, like a hotdog. Once the tarp was folded, Emily and Sally wiped it down with clean towels to dry it as much as possible. When they finished, they flipped the tarp, unfolding it again and getting all the sides, taking pains to dry it as much as possible.

Samuel reminded his family, “we need to keep this tarp as clean as possible. The cleaner we keep this tarp, the cleaner our water will be and the less work the water filter has to do.”

After they dried off the tarp as much as they could, they took the tarp inside and laid it across the furniture in the living room to ensure no moisture remained on the tarp before they folded it up and put it back in the closet.

The excitement and focus of the whole situation wore Samuel out. After he inspected all the containers of water and made sure their tops were secure, he walked back out to the porch. He was wet. But he didn’t mind. He sat on the rocking chair and looked out at his garden that was getting watered by the Lord’s hand. His eyes traveled to his rain barrels that he knew were getting filled too.

He closed his eyes, bowed his head and whispered another, “Thank you Lord!”


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WAPI – What Is It and Why Do You Need One

WAPI stands for Water Pasteurization Indicator. This little device is one that every prepper and survivalist should have in their gear. It will save time and fuel when you need to boil water so that you have safe water to drink.

Why Is Pasteurization Important?

You need safe water to drink. And because you will easily get dehydrated if you don’t have water to drink, having clean water in any situation, especially an emergency situation, is very important.

Contrary to what many people believe, it is not necessary to boil water to make it safe to drink. Also contrary to what many people believe, it is usually not necessary to distill water to make it safe to drink. Heating water to 65 C (149 F) for 6 minutes, or to a higher temperature for a shorter time, will kill all germs, viruses, and parasites. This process is called pasteurization and its use for milk is well known though milk requires slightly different time-temperature combinations. One obvious problem that arises with pasteurization is the question of how to tell when and if the water has reached the right temperature.


A WAPI provides an easy solution for anyone trying to pasteurize water for drinking.

Pasteurization occurs at 149F

How Does a WAPI Work?

A WAPI is simply a small polycarbonate tube that contains a special wax. A washer or metal weight on the small device keeps the WAPi submerged as it is placed inside a pot of water that is being heated. As the water reaches the point of pasteurization, the wax at the top of the tube melts and moves to the bottom of the tube. Once all the wax is melted and at the bottom of the tube, the water is sufficiently pasteurized and ready to drink.

A WAPI can be reused over and over again. The only thing to remember is that you have to wait 30 minutes between each use. After it cools, you can pull the WAPI through the thin stainless steel wire to turn it over.

Using a WAPI Saves Fuel

Boiling water takes a lot of fuel. So whether you are heating water over a propane stove or over a wood fire out in the forest, spending the extra fuel to get water to boil when it isn’t necessary is not smart. Using a WAPI takes the guessing game out of trying to figure out the temperature or having to carry around a thermometer as an extra piece of gear.

In the pics below, I put 4 cups of water in a pot on medium heat on my stove. The wax in the WAPI was fully melted at the 6:48 mark. The CDC recommends that you boil water for 1 minute after it comes to a “rolling boil.” The WAPI was melted way before this. See the pic below.

How to Use a WAPI

  • Pre-filter the water you are going to use. Use a coffee filter, crude water filter with grass, sand, rocks, charcoal, or even a t-shirt to filter out the “nasties” when you are in the wild.
  • Place your water in a pot above a fire.
  • Center your WAPI in the pot, with the weight closes to the WAPI
  • Heat the water until the wax on the top of the WAPI melts to the bottom.
  • Take out the WAPI, let the water cool and drink.
WAPI Package
WAPI's have a small profile.
WAPI’s have a very small profile. They are perfect to save space in your bag!
WAPI in the center of a pot.
A WAPI should be placed right in the middle of the pot
WAPI fully melted in a pot.
The WAPI was fully melted at the 6:48 mark, way before a rolling boil.
WAPI drying off
Dry off the WAPI, pull the metal string through and it is ready to pasteurize more water after 30 minutes.

You can purchase WAPI’s on Amazon in single packs or packs of 5. Single packs run $9.99 while the 5 packs, enough for every member of your family, run under $35.

WAPI’s for a Good Cause

If you are wanting to support a great cause, WAPIs for the World distributes WAPIs all around the world to people who don’t have a clean water source. You can support this ministry by purchasing WAPIs from them directly. 1 WAPI for $2 or 50 for $100! For more information on how you can help support this cause, visit their website – WAPIs for the World. Or if you would like to make a purchase, email Margo – CLICK HERE.

A WAPI in Preparedness

For the self-reliant mind, water is always a topic of discussion. Many preppers have multiple ways to filter and purify water. Having a WAPI is another inexpensive tool in the toolbox when it comes to having safe water. If you don’t have one, consider getting one soon!


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