You are here: Home Homestead Living Preparedness DIY Water Filter Could Keep You Alive in a Pinch DIY Water Filter Could Keep You Alive in a Pinch This DIY water filter uses all-natural filtrates to remove e. coli bacteria and keep you alive when you might not be able to find a new Brita filter. by Guest Contributor February 28, 2014, 1:00 pm Water Filter Made from a Tree Branch Removes 99% of E. coli Bacteria (via Ecopreneurist) A low-tech water filter system made from a branch of a tree can filter up to four liters of water per day, removing up to 99% of E. coli bacteria and producing fresh, uncontaminated, drinking water. A team at MIT used a small piece of sapwood, which… See more Previous article Stuff You Want: Der Ziesel Electric Mini-tank Next article How Safe Really are Substances ‘Generally Recognized as Safe’ by FDA? One Ping Pingback:How to Fix Absolutely Anything: The Instructables Guide to Home Repair • Insteading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.