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  1. 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...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We have tons of water on our land: streams, a big pond and several small decorative ponds that I dug by hand (natural, no liners). Our water is very very hard with lots of minerals, and at certain times there is so much rust (iron) in it that you can see it - other times, it's clear. I'm not...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There are some kits out there that sell something like a berkey filter, 2 - 5 gallon buckets and spigot. What would happen if you took 2 - 5 gallon buckets, put a single black berkey filter in the top bucket, then filled the top bucket with sand? Drilled a hole in the lid of the bottom bucket...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Firs of all hello to all and thank you for taking the time to share your opinions, ideas and let's not forget criticism for my questions. For the last year i have started to take my preparations a bit more seriously then before(before being keeping enough food(perishable one) for a week) and...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live on a bayou that flows into a large oxbow lake. What is the best method of purifiying the water ? Also, recommendation of portable water bottles, the type with filters . I'm just getting ready :D: Many Thanks, Greg
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I have read about how some of y'all made water filters with sand and stuff can you tell me exactly how you made yours I'm thinking about making my own
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i think i could make a sand water filter using a plastic sun tea container from walmart and layers inside.....idk, maybe? :confused:
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Assume for what ever reason that the only way to filtrate water is using sand, charcoal and gravel. If you could also boil water, would that get all the "cooties" out of the water? If that would work, then why buy filtration systems? That is probably a stupid question, but I am trying to...
  9. DIY - Do It Yourself
    what is better for water filtering? Sand or activated charcoal? Or does it realy matter? Any help would be great before I spend too much money.
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I think on The Colony, I saw people filtering water with rocks and sand?? How does that work if I don't have my portable filtration system with me?
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been reading and collecting plans of different water filtration methods for use at my home, if needed, since we are currently using a municipality water system. I have seen several plans here (in the survival files section), in different discussions here and on other web links. I think I...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is anyone using a homemade sand filtration set up for potable water? There is tons of info and plans online. I'm curious about it. but would like to hear from someone using it.
  13. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Downloads: A new file has been added by grog: Slow Sand Water Filter Article on Slow sand filtering of water and water purification.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Slow sand and Biosand water filter, concepts and execution and alternative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_sand_filter and alternative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BioSand_Filter 1. conceptual 2. Slow Sand filter (.25 GPM) in 5 gal. bucket; Base camp or family size with backflush...
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