First of all, this video is a product of the following thought:
‘How will you survive in a Zombie apocalypse?!’
Now before you automatically start thinking about shotguns, baseball bats with wires wrapped around them, a variety of knives, a basement full of food, a car, and basic evading tactics, slow down! Because you might be forgetting the second most important skill that you will need to stay alive.
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While breathable air is free and in abundance everywhere in the country (except in Delhi (India) after the Diwali festival and Beijing (China) from time to time), water is not. And if you are stuck somewhere with dirty water to drink, you can be dead before you know it.
Except for this guy, probably. Let’s admit it! We have seen him do much, much worse than just drinking dirty water.
Img source: Grant Thompson- The ‘King of random’
Bear GryllsBut looks like Grant Thompson, also known as ‘The king of random,’ has an answer for you ‘Do-It-Yourself’ enthusiasts that might be as oddly satisfying as it is life-saving.
Grant Thompson- The ‘King of random’In this video, Grant shows us a dirty beaker full of water fresh out of a pond. You can see little tadpoles and all things nasty in there. The kind of things you would stay away from even if you wanted a bad stomach (and a lifetime of yuk)!
But then, comes along the power of science.
Thompson starts off by giving himself a challenge that he will drink this water after he makes it drinkable. He kicks the process of by doing a basic filtering of the water by using a homemade ‘sand and charcoal filter.’ Consisting of the simple things- sand, pebbles, charcoal and what not, the purpose of this filter is to get the major, visible dirt out of the water. But that will not make it safe to drink at all.
‘But safer?’ Yes.
Now, he moves on to the real thing- sterilising the water.
Moving from things macro to micro, it’s now time to kill the bacteria and the germs in the water. And believe you me, it’s no easy task.
But Thompson finishes the process by boiling the water to kill the things that can hurt you. Simple and effective, he moves on to take the first sip of the ‘nectar’ that he has now obtained.