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  1. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5502/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=81984 Apparently the EPA wants to massively raise the "acceptable levels" of radioactivity in drinking water after a nuclear incident. Just passing this along.
  2. Vendor Deals
    Hi Everyone, Chris here from Seatask - we're new here, but a long time running in the maritime circuit... based in Ft Lauderdale, and specializing in portable off grid desalination, high output watermakers, power and supply - and we have some portable systems here that may be of interest...
  3. Food and water
    Does anyone have experience with a concrete cistern tank? I have one and have read that the best way to disinfect water is Calcium Hypochlorite. I think mine is either 500 or 1,000 gallons. My grandparents had it installed around 1970. I has the original concrete top on it. I have questions. I...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    in the spirit of my McGuyver Mantra " Reuse- Repurpose- Recycle" I offer this tidbit Inside the "Box O'Joe" cardboard Coffee dispenser boxes such as my Fire Dept often buys at Dunkin Donuts shops to use at drills or long emergency jobs.. And likewise inside those Boxed Wines,, the...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I did a search for "well water" and it brought up TONS...eh, I don't want to read through those ;p Plus, I sort of have a unique situation that probably needs a separate thread anyway. So...my dad's property has a flowing artesian well. The problem is that it's been neglected for 30+ years. I'm...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Each month I have focused on an area and this month is water. I know water should have been first, but it was very intimidating. I live in GA so thankfully we get an adequate amount of rain each year and except for droughts we almost always get a nice shower each 5-10 days. I also live about...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Past threads have emphasized the need for country folks to have generators to run their wells....but I have heard no mention about those living in the cities getting their water from huge wells run by the city. If SHTF, and all electricity is lost, including backup generators, people living in...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Alright - I've been half-prepping now for about a year now with food reserves and water in gallon containers in the basement. This is mainly because our electricity goes out from time to time and that means the well doesn't run. I'm about 4/5ths the way through Once Second After and it has...
  9. 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...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Texas is in a drought like the kind nev er seen before. Our water systems nationwide are in need of repair http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/13/water.infrastructure/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 Without safe drinking water, life as we know it can not exist.
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I hope there is a relatively simple solution for getting my SHTF water supply working again, but I can’t think of what to try next and I need some suggestions from ya’ll. Background: My place was a working farm for almost 100 years and has been in my family the whole time. The water supply...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just finished my potable water class over the train. https://www.train.org/ Final score was 90% out of 100. Its a 6 hour session of 8 videos put on by the CDC. The class talked about all kinds of stuff - viruses, bacteria, E. Coli, surface water risk, slow sand filters, water wells...
  13. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Seems politicians are at it again. From the bottom to the top (Governor) they have lied to the people about radiation in their drinking water.:mad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OAUnPdVtLw&feature=player_embedded#at=288
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've read a lot about water filtration and wells w/ hand-pumps at our BOL's, but depending on the circumstances, what if you have to "bug-in"? A tainted water supply has always been a more realistic situation to me than having to head for the hills. How much water do you keep in backstock in...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just thought I would throw out a couple pics of our rainwater system. My wife and I built the house ourselves on 23 acres we found on craigslist. We dont have the 7k for a well yet, building only with cash, no mortgage. I have 2 tanks 1500 gal each. a shallow well pump and pressure tank are...
  16. 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
  17. Urban Survival
    As with everything else in my survival plans, water is broken down into 3 phases - short term, medium term, and long term solution. Short Term - this is your bottled water. Most people have a couple of cases of bottled water laying around somewhere. On a trip to the grocery store most people...
  18. 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...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Used the last of the ice in the trays and went to fill them up. Nothing, nada, zip. Tried the bathroom faucets too, no water at all to the house. Then I called my Dad and asked him if he had running water. He checked and his is gone too, which eliminated this being a problem just at my house...
  20. Urban Survival
    I live over an underground spring that opens up in a state park about a mile from my home. I was checking my sump pump in my basement and after ten years there is crystal clear water. No dirt or mineral buildup, nothing. The basement has a french drain underneath because of the spring and...
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