If a scenario in which you go in the forest or next to one, how are you supposed to craft a containers?

All the web-ressources I can find for filtering water thanks to the multi-layer rocks (from fine sand to charcoal/rocks) will need a container. Either something metallic, a can, or a simple bottle cut in half. But you don't find that far away from human presence. Well, you might with all the debris left by our specie, but for the sake of the question let's assume you are somewhere you can't find it.

To boil water to purify it, you also need a container. Most of time, it's assumed you have a metallic pot, but blacksmithing isn't a step you'll take before achieving to have clean water.

Same for cooking tutorials : "take your fish, put it in the pot, easy peasy"

So my question is :

1/ How do you craft a container that can be use for filtering water?

2/How do you craft a container that can be heated to boil water and cook?

3/ This one is a bit off topic here, but where can I find some ressources about survival from scratch and not "survival from scratch but only if you already have a a supermarket next door"?


Comments and vote cast are the proof I haven't been clear. I'm not looking for method to purify or filter water. I'm looking for a way to craft the container needed for thoses actions and cooking. And these without going to a supermarket or taking something in my house that I got in a supermarket

  • First link say I should have a trash bag. And I don't know how to craft that. Second link say I should boil for one minute, but not how to craft the recipe. Third link use a water bottle and explain the method I explain in the question. Fourth link might be what I was looking for, but not for the cooking recipe.
    – T.Nel
    Jul 24, 2018 at 15:43
  • @Roflo Yes! Thank you, mixed up with my language.
    – T.Nel
    Jul 24, 2018 at 15:54
  • I though so. My french is rusty, but the Spanish word for container is "recipiente", so I figured it was likely to be a translation issue. @CharlieBrumbaugh does your VTC still hold after last edit?
    – Roflo
    Jul 24, 2018 at 16:01
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    @T.Nel I was starting to write up an answer, but I found that many of the things I would say overlapped heavily with the accepted answer to "How do you boil water without a proper container?", so I would suggest this is a duplicate. However, if you are interested in having a reusable, long lasting, heat resistant container, you should look into 2 things: 1) How to make your own clay from dirt, and 2) How to fire clay in a fire. #1 can be very time consuming; do not assume that your survival pottery will be ready in your first day or two. For #2, make a few in case some break in the fire.
    – Loduwijk
    Jul 24, 2018 at 19:40
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    @T.Nel Also note: Your question itself might not be a duplicate of that other question at first glance, since you are asking "How do I make a container?" while the other question asks "How do I do it without a proper container?" but the answers to that question are answers to your question too, and that is why people are calling it duplicate.
    – Loduwijk
    Jul 24, 2018 at 19:45


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