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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I've begun to put together a system to catch rain water, I was almost done yesterday when I thought about what's IN the rain water. If you think about pollution and everything else, wouldn't it be unsafe to drink rain water? I live in the city as well. So I looked through a bunch of filters...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm in the pacific northwest. With a means to collect and store, we're set on water as it rains a lot here. An obvious thought is to just plumb the gutter spouts to collecting barrels and just let the roof do the work for us. I recently read about this on a blog and a comment was raised to...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just a thought, haven't seen it mentioned yet.
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've got (4) 50 gallon water barrels hooked up to my downspouts. They stay full most of the time, due to the amount of rain we've had this year. The problem is that the water is stagnant in the barrels and stinks. Does anyone put bleach or something else in their rain barrels to purify the...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am not sure if this has been discussed other than in the instance of a distiller. Spreading out a plastic sheeting on the lawn or in a relatively flat place while it is raining should be cleaner that capturing water from a roof. Stake the 4 corners onto poles to create a basin. Use plastic...
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