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4 Emergency Outdoor Water Sources (and Ways to Purify Them)

April 27, 2016

4 Emergency Outdoor Water Sources (and Ways to Purify Them)


In addition to using either water purifiers or water filters on questionable water, you can also treat your water with purification tablets to make it drinkable.


While boiling is one of the most effective methods to make water safe to drink, it is time consuming and requires some planning.

If you need to find water outside your home, you can use the following sources. Be sure to treat the water according to these instructions in our previous blog post before drinking it.


  • Rainwater
  • Streams, rivers and other moving bodies of water
  • Ponds and lakes
  • Natural springs



Need More Information?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Community and Family Preparedness Program and American Red Cross Community Disaster Education are nationwide efforts to help people prepare for disasters of all types. You can find information for your specific region on the American Red Cross website.

For more information, please visit and, or contact your local emergency preparedness outlet.

Contact FEMA at:



P.O. Box 2012

Jessup, MD 20794-2012


Here are some of the water purification items we currently sell:
(Note: we sell additional items; this list is not exclusive)

Water Purifier, UV SteriPen, Ultra

$ 99.95



LifeStraw Go Water Filter

$ 39.95




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