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  1. Food and water
    Got a question for you good people. I've already done a Google search and believe I have a general answer to my question. However, I see the wisdom in valuing the knowledge of real people with real experience, over scrolling through Google search results. Context: In attempt to be thrifty and...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Thinking about getting a few large pots to boil water in for drinking. Need some suggestions on what brands to buy. I'm thinking anywhere from 4 to 10 gallon size.
  3. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Portlanders advised to boil their water; Customers cleared bottled water off supermarket shelves in the hours after the announcement. Rose Festival CityFair -- an annual festival along Portland's waterfront -- was also affected, with event spokesman Rich Jarvis telling CNN affiliate KOIN all...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Would boiling tap water, (before bottling), do anything positive or negative as far as long term storage?
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Everybody always talks about their water filtering systems or this and that yet I never hear anyone talk about what seems to be the easiest, most basic way to have safe water.....boil it? Is there something I'm missing as to why you would ever need to filter it and all that extra stuff instead...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey all. A few weeks ago my hubby built a solar oven.... wooden box, glass lid, alum foil, car window reflective screen, black paper. He def has to fine tune things... ie... tempered glass is needed and a better way to secure the glass to the top..(today he used wire coat hangers) but they...
  7. 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...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    (this is for a BOB by the way)please dont reply with answers like "of course you do" just trying to understand....i see boiling water as the best way of disenfecting your water....i know theres down falls to this like it takes alot of time to start a fire boil water and then let cool...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Will it, like.. explode? I don't plan to boil stuff in it, but it's nice to know beforehand in case I'm stuck with it as my only container. The cup I have has the handle screwed on, so I figure a tiny bit of air CAN get in and out, but it's still on pretty tight so I don't know.
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Boiling Water Boiling water remains the cheapest method to purify water. You can boil water to reduce risk of disease by using a metal pot like a mess tin, Coke can, Serria cup, Or tin can (not recommended). Boiling is the prefered way to destroy disease causing organisms in water. Once you...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Im sure you guys all know but i didnt see it any where so I posted it. A good rule for boiling water to purify it is to remember this "Big bubbles no troubles" the bigger the bubbles are the safer it is to drink. Once you have a good rolling boil it should be safe to drink. Before you boil water...
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