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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to start putting back some water. I was going to get a 5 gallon container from walmart one of those from the camping section that is blue ( sometimes green) . I was wondering : Do you have to refresh the water? If so how often? How much Bleach per gallon?
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello I just got my 55agl drums for my water storage I am using calcium hypochlorite (pool shock) Just wanted to know if I had figured the amount right.For 55 gal I would use 25teaspoons full?? also was wondering if I should use candle wax or plastic wrap to seal caps?? Thanks
  3. Off Topic Lounge
    I went into a pool supply today and found that all of the pool shock was listed as Calcium HYPOCHLORITE 73% Granular. Nothing even online is 100%. Is this the same as was suggested here to make homemade bleach? The Hypochlorite instead of hydrochloride wording, does it make a difference? Does...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I thought most carried bleach for this purpose. Its the only water purification I've actually used. 2 drops in a canteen, carried in your cheap orange whistle/compass combo. My wife showed me this with Girl Scouts training they received and we've used this ever since. Then I watched these...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have complied a list but I doubt it is correct. Please look and add/remove anything that needs tweeking. Keep in mind this is for BIL on 40 acres for 8 adults. Item qty 12 ga shotgun 1 .22lr w/scope 1 Bow 1 .308 rifle 2 .243...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am working on my water storage and got this info from a previous thread(see quote below) I have looked in both wal-mart and lowes and can not find a shock with only that ingredient (calcium hypochlorite) can some one tell me a brand or store that sells the plain shock?? Thanks
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all- I have ordered 3-55 gallon food grade plastic water barrels. I also ordered a drinking water hose and chlorine dioxide to add to the barrels as I fill them. Now for my question-how long can I keep the water before it's time to dump it and replace it? Thanks. Prankster :)
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just got 4 food grade barrels for water storage.I have cleaned them with a vinegar and backing soda solution, and plan to do a final rinse with a mild mix of bleach and water. What do you recommend as storage solution.I have seen the mixture they sell for $15. but would like to find a cheaper...
  9. Urban Survival
    Living in Southern California, water is a big concern. One thing that Southern California does have plenty of are swimming pools. Does anyone have ideas or expertise on making pool water drinkable taking into consideration that the pool will be treated with chemicals and/or the pool water cold...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Help! I am severly math challenged. I found some pool shock at the hardware store. The most I could find is 52% CH. I can't buy some online because I dont have a credit card. My problem is I dont know who much to use if lets say I want to treat a 5 gallon jug of water. I don't trust my math...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Whether storing in 2 or 3 liter soda bottles, or bigger 5 gal containers, What do you add to the water, and how much per gallon, to keep it from stagnating in storage? Chlorine, iodine? Thanks much!
  12. Urban Survival
    does anyone know what the ratio is for this? how much bleach to add to 5 gal? can you use any household bleach?:confused:
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    You can go for 3 days without water. Effectiveness of different water purification methods. Data gathered from various sources. Contamination.. Iodine..Chlorine..Filter #1...Filter #2...Filter #3...Boiling Giardia ................Fair.... Fair....... Fair..... Good .....Good..... Good...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just wanted to discuss this. Boiling water to purify. I read a lot about the different ways people plan to make sure their water is good to drink. Either purification tablets, or "x" amount of bleach per "x" amount of water stored etc. Correct me if I'm wrong but is it not just as good to...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I realize it would be ideal to have both. What do you think would be the most bang for your buck? Please, if you have a favorite water purifier or water tank website let me know. The only tanks I could find online (that I liked) are called SUREWATER tanks and they seem a little spendy. thanks...
  16. Urban Survival
    I'm from Kolkata, India. The water supply here will be off for 24 hours. starting Monday. I need to stock up as much water as I can. I have managed to stock up enough drinking water to get by. But water for hygiene is a different matter. I have two barrels which can store a total of 220...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im curious to see what everyone uses for treating water on the go? I used to think bleach was the best thing to use until reading about calcium hypochlorite. I never realized bleach could expire. I order some of the calcium hypochlorite and starting reading the msds sheet and the stuff seems...
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