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While it might not look like much, a ceramic water filter can mean the difference between you having icky stuff in your water or drinking clean, pure H2O. Blogger Russ Michaud details how to make your own ceramic water filter and offers several examples of DIY systems. Here's his diagram of a 2-bucket setup. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine. Diy Water, Buckets Lists, Emergency Water, Drinks Cleaning, Ceramics Water, Water Filtration, Preparing Stuff, Emergency Items, Water Filters
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Clapp's Home-Made Water Filter. this filter is composed of the simplest materials - sand and charcoal. The filter is arranged from a 50-gallon wine cask with a false bottom, perforated; on this a layer of gravel, then alternate layers of charcoal and white, clean sand, and top layer of excelsior, with perforated cover ten inches from the top, and a discharge-pipe or over-flow four inches from the top.