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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    OK... I know where this thread could go so please don't list precursor chemicals for nefarious devices etc...;-) But I've been thinking about getting stocked up of chemicals that would be very useful in a post collapse world, so I'll start it off with these two... Salt= Food preservation...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    After lurking for awhile I finally came up with a question worth asking(in my opinion.) I've read all the threads I could find on Calcium Hypochlorite and decided to try it out. I looked at walmarts pool supply and noticed that the pool shocks highest concentration is 53 percent with the...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For those that do not have a spring or clean lake on their land. How much drinking water do you stock? How do you stock it? Thanks
  4. Food and water
    So this is my first real thread here and the reason I joined was to ask this, so here goes. I'm a Petroleum Engineer and used to work at a waste-water treatment facility. I will confirm that Sodium Hypochlorite is used in the treatment of the raw effluent that was pumped back into the...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Which is better for water purification? What about boiling? My prep's are lacking in water storage. I know that bleach is cheaper than iodine pills, but which method will kill the most stuff that will make one sick?
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to get a few water drums. Where can i get quality ones for a resonable price? How long can I store water? Any alternatives to bleach? How much and exactly what type of bleach can I add? How much many gallons of water does each person need a day?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Bought a Just Water ceramic filter system (Monolithic). Is it possible to filter my pool water to make it drinkable? I hope so, that'd be more use than we have got out of it in the last 4 years. I was thinking of trying to make it into some kind of storm shelter but if I can filter and drink the...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wouldn't it be somewhat better to treat your water with bleach before adding to a drip filter. Add it to the bucket let it sit for half hour then dump water into the filter. That way you would filter out the chlorine from the water instead of drinking it. I'm not a great fan of ingesting...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm not sure what to add to my stuff to stockpile. I live in a semi-rural area. I have a somewhat defensive outlook. I can see a break down of society- shades of the James Wesley Rawles(SP?) book "Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse." I have 3 small- 35k, 22k 9k people in the 3...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a blue 55 gallon drum for water storage that I got used from a family friend. I don't have room to store it in the house and I don't have a garage. The only place that I have to store it is under an overhang of my shed outside. Will it be ok outside or do I need to do something...
  11. Food and water
    Okay, I've got this 275 gallon water tote (previously held corn syrup) that I've got to clean out, but then what? I don't want to rotate 275 gallons every 6 months. :eek: What do I do to keep it clean and algae free for a longer period of time? Do I need to buy that (expensive) special water...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm considering storing drinking water in one of those big blue 55 gallon food grade plastic containers. I can find them used for around $10 and new ones for around $60. Provided that I clean the heck out of the used ones, is there any reason I shouldn't store drinking water in them? Also, if...
  13. Food and water
    I know this has been mentioned in other posts, but with swimming pool supplies now available everywhere this time of year, I thought it deserved another mention. http://readynutrition.com/resources/better-than-bleach-use-calcium-hypochlorite-to-disinfect-water_19062010/ This article was...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I dropped by my local pool supply store in search of calcium hypochlorite Ca(CIO)2 for water purification. {If you're unaware of Ca(CIO)2 uses for purifying water than google it ASAP} While at the store I came across another useful product I wanted to share with you all. They sell hydrogen...
  15. Urban Survival
    Downloads: A new file has been added by kev: Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water From the EPA website USE ONLY WATER THAT HAS BEEN PROPERLY DISINFECTED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ANY PREPARED DRINK, OR FOR BRUSHING TEETH 1. Use bottled water that has not been exposed to flood...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How many drops of bleach should I add to a 2 ltr bottle of pond water to make it drinkable?
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is not my post, I take no credit for it. I saw it in the DIY section and thought it was too important to not share. Please forgive if I step on anyones toes. It is shelf stable, concentrated bleach (basicly) to purify water for drinking...
  18. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I read a recent post on post SHTF infection, which made me consider cleanliness. Like many others I store gallons of bleach, but how long will a few gallons last, and how much room do I want to allocate for bleach storage? Well I found a way to store 640 gallons of bleach in about 1 cubic foot...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all, my question for you all today is about water. In your survival plan which would you most plan on doing? Do you pump? I guess you can use a generator to operate a well but a generator = gas, noise and attention... Anyone use solar panels to power water pumps? How many of you still...
  20. Urban Survival
    When I fill up water that I will store for a significant amount of time- How often should I change the water to prevent it from going bad? ....Water does go bad after a while? Also, is there anything that you can add to the water to extend the life of it? If so how much does it cost...
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