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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There seems to be a lot of water storage threads of late along with the typical how long does bottled water last question. I thought I'd create this post to help those with this sort of question think through the problem and in the end answer the questions themselves. First lets focus on water...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hheello, Does anyone here have experience with larger bladder tanks? I have found this: http://www.bayteccontainers.com/30galwaterbag.html but this is only an example although for us a good one... Sincerely, ArrowToTree
  3. Food and water
    Just bought 4 of these. So if i fill them with city chlorinated water, do i still need to add bleach? Or do i just need to recycle/refresh them every 6 months or so? If i need to add bleach, in what ratio? 5-8 drops per gallon? I'm sure this has been asked about a billion times before but a...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello I just got my 55agl drums for my water storage I am using calcium hypochlorite (pool shock) Just wanted to know if I had figured the amount right.For 55 gal I would use 25teaspoons full?? also was wondering if I should use candle wax or plastic wrap to seal caps?? Thanks
  5. General Discussion
    I went into a pool supply today and found that all of the pool shock was listed as Calcium HYPOCHLORITE 73% Granular. Nothing even online is 100%. Is this the same as was suggested here to make homemade bleach? The Hypochlorite instead of hydrochloride wording, does it make a difference? Does...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What do you use for water storage? For the last year I had been buying water in the plastic gallon containers but have discovered this form of storage is a bit problematic. The containers aren't very durable and sometimes they leak. This morning I went out to my storage area and again found a...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I thought most carried bleach for this purpose. Its the only water purification I've actually used. 2 drops in a canteen, carried in your cheap orange whistle/compass combo. My wife showed me this with Girl Scouts training they received and we've used this ever since. Then I watched these...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have complied a list but I doubt it is correct. Please look and add/remove anything that needs tweeking. Keep in mind this is for BIL on 40 acres for 8 adults. Item qty 12 ga shotgun 1 .22lr w/scope 1 Bow 1 .308 rifle 2 .243...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am working on my water storage and got this info from a previous thread(see quote below) I have looked in both wal-mart and lowes and can not find a shock with only that ingredient (calcium hypochlorite) can some one tell me a brand or store that sells the plain shock?? Thanks
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all- I have ordered 3-55 gallon food grade plastic water barrels. I also ordered a drinking water hose and chlorine dioxide to add to the barrels as I fill them. Now for my question-how long can I keep the water before it's time to dump it and replace it? Thanks. Prankster :)
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just got 4 food grade barrels for water storage.I have cleaned them with a vinegar and backing soda solution, and plan to do a final rinse with a mild mix of bleach and water. What do you recommend as storage solution.I have seen the mixture they sell for $15. but would like to find a cheaper...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello. I want to start storing some water in my house but I have to store outside in my backyard or under my back porch. I'm ordering those blue 55 gal water barrels. Is there anything I should know about doing it this way? If outside as opposed to inside in a cooler basement, should I...
  13. Food and water
    Can you store these water bottles long term without adding bleach or other additive ?
  14. Urban Survival
    Living in Southern California, water is a big concern. One thing that Southern California does have plenty of are swimming pools. Does anyone have ideas or expertise on making pool water drinkable taking into consideration that the pool will be treated with chemicals and/or the pool water cold...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Help! I am severly math challenged. I found some pool shock at the hardware store. The most I could find is 52% CH. I can't buy some online because I dont have a credit card. My problem is I dont know who much to use if lets say I want to treat a 5 gallon jug of water. I don't trust my math...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This may have been addressed already but I'm thinking about techniques for filling and sealing containers at home with tap water instead of buying cases and gallons of spring water. Milk jugs, 2-liter bottles and food-safe bottles like that. I'm wondering what needs to be done to tap water for...
  17. Urban Survival
    does anyone know what the ratio is for this? how much bleach to add to 5 gal? can you use any household bleach?:confused:
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    You can go for 3 days without water. Effectiveness of different water purification methods. Data gathered from various sources. Contamination.. Iodine..Chlorine..Filter #1...Filter #2...Filter #3...Boiling Giardia ................Fair.... Fair....... Fair..... Good .....Good..... Good...
  19. 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...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I realize it would be ideal to have both. What do you think would be the most bang for your buck? Please, if you have a favorite water purifier or water tank website let me know. The only tanks I could find online (that I liked) are called SUREWATER tanks and they seem a little spendy. thanks...
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