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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I did a search for "well water" and it brought up, I don't want to read through those ;p Plus, I sort of have a unique situation that probably needs a separate thread anyway. dad's property has a flowing artesian well. The problem is that it's been neglected for 30+ years. I'm...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Can anyone comment on the Berkey brand of water filters? I am considering the Big Berkey, but it is expensive. What do you suggest for alternatives? Thanks, Randle
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im looking to get a water filter or purifier. and came upon the berkey black with pf-2 add on but from what ive been reading the start to fall appart and after 6 months the carbon is useless and starts attracting bacteria and viruses. with that, i have decided to look for other types of water...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Should I prime my system now or wait for a disaster, to prime it? Will it hurt test the filter now? Is there a shelf life on a primed filter? Any help would be really appreciated.:)
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How safe is the water source at your Bug Out Location? Currently, when we stay at the camp we have to either filter water from a nearby creek, or use water from a very old hand dug well. The old well is becoming less and less reliable, so its time to drive a new well. There is a saying I like...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    EMERGENCY Water treatment Calcium Hypochlorite (pool shock) is sold in a solid granular form and has a 10 year shelf life when stored in a cool, dark place. You can use this to make standard household bleach. With this bleach you can disinfect your water or use for cleaning just as you would...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What kind of filters or filtering methods should I use to filter stream water in the long term? What would be the safest filtering system/equipment to buy?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone have experience with drilling your own backyard suburban water well? I read about some small drills using pvc pipes and a water hose but not sure if that is really feasible. The cost of drilling a legit, large well is prohibitive. I was thinking that since I am just 200 yds from the...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have filled about 20 gallons of water lately out of tap... I get rural water here in my small town, instead of city water (which rural water is MUCH better). Will that be okay? I store half in the fridge, the other half in a cool location in my home. Should I buy a filter system for my sink...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I figured I would do a multi-part post on water discussing things like contaminants, filtration, purification, storage, etc. I want to do it as a multi-part post as this is really a large topic and it is much easier to break it down into smaller byte sized segments. So please bear with me as I...
  11. 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...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    activated charcoal or just plain charcoal or does it matter? and with a gravity drip system, that just filters impurities, do you need to still use water tablets to treat for bacterial and other impurities? Thanks, Lee
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have now been a member of this site for a week and I have finally decided how I am going to store water for my family and me. I have decided to use used food grade buckets (pickle buckets) form my friend restaurant to store hygiene water and the below 5 gallon buckets from Sportsman’s...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm on an acre, and in the back 1/4 of the property, water is *very* slow to drain. The ground will stay saturated at least a week after an inch of rain. Are there any types of "wells" or ground water collection ideas you can recommend? This wouldn't be for drinking water. Some kind of way...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in California and just ordered a big berkey water filter, then recieve an email stating that big berkeys cannot be shipped to california due to a lead free law. how freakin ridiculous is that. It makes me question what california is putting in the water.
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  17. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    From this article Think about that for a minute, 92% of all fresh water is used in food production. That only leaves 8% for other uses. Every gas well that is fracked uses around 5 million gallons of...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need some ideas for developing a system to get water from my well without electricity. My well is 50' deep and is basically a pipe shoved into the ground. The water is great. I have an electric pump on it now to run the house, but I am afraid when the power goes down, so does my water. What...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Do you think that's a good idea? If its the only water source for miles and miles.
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Need advice starting out homesteading So I'm seriously considering trying to pull off the homestead bit. I still need to get the land, build a dwelling or buy one. I will need to get septic set up, have a well dug, get windmill/solar for power (especially to run the well), all the while...
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