Since we’re on the topic of camping, here’s a handy guide to creating water out of thin air or mud.
Essential for camp-life and dorm-life: just add dirty clothes, soap, water, and a little elbow grease. The Scrubba.
Live near nuclear fallout? Seychelle’s presents the world’s first portable straw capable of removing radiological contaminants from up to 25 gallons of water. $23.
Each filter purifies 13,000 gallons of water and is replacable ($163) but is one of the cheapest dollar/filtered gallon values available. This hardy pump + first filter costs $370. Life-time guarantee.
The compact, portable, 25$ Frontier Pro: pump-free filter (up to 50 gallons of water) with a universal mouth. Miraguard suppresses the growth of bacteria, algae, fungus, mold and mildew in the filter virtually giving it an indefinite shelf-life. Here’s a review.
The emergency water-purifying $60 SteriPen uses ultraviolet light to remove 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa from up to 200 half-liter servings of water. It does not filter however, and uses batteries so be sure to keep extra on hand.
One more cool aquaponics project: Get some clean air circulating in that rusty old basement by growing some plants and raising tilapia. Win Win.
For those of you wanting to start elaborate house farming, backyard fish farming or aquaponics, above are the basics you’d need to understand. Suggestions: Lettuce, Cherry tomatoes and Tilapia (delicious and relatively small fishes). NorthernMonkeyMayhem's YouTube channel has a lot of really good DIY videos that can help!
Hydroponics to grow cherry tomatoes and berries is common, Philips take “Food Probe” would use a gas management system to cultivate asparagus and even grains and rice.