If you find yourself in a situation without safe or bottled water, purifying the water you do have access to is your next best option. The safest and most common disinfection method to purifying water is boiling. Boiling water kills nearly all parasites, bacteria, and other pathogens in contaminated water.
Place you water in a metallic, ceramic, or glass container.
Create a fire and let the water boil for 10-15 minutes.
Allow the water to cool, then drink sparingly.
It is always better to be prepared for a sudden disaster, no matter how unlikely it may be. Stocking up on safe and potable drinking water, such as bottled water, is your best bet during an emergency. There’s no telling when or where disasters will strike, but simply having access to drinking water will be one less issue to worry about. Storing a few bottles of water at home, work, and even in your vehicle prepares you more than you think.