Experimental: 6 easy steps to creating a survival water filter

AOL.com editors

Water is a necessity for all living things, and going without it can create dire consequences. Whether you're camping or find yourself caught in a natural disaster, you'll be prepared with this handy trick. 

In this week’s episode of Experimental, you’ll learn an essential do-it-yourself science trick to create your own water filter.

You can make dirty water drinkable in the comfort of your kitchen with a few simple ingredients: 

  • Gravel
  • Sand
  • Cheese Cloth
  • Dirty Water
  • Plastic Bottle
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Scissors

Watch the video above to see the five easy steps to clean your water on the go.  

Experimental is a new AOL.com original series that demonstrates simple science experiments for adults and children to do together. Always take safety precautions.