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  1. Food and water Interesting, well written, article that shows testing of multiple commercial water filters (back-country/portable) and the results. These tests were run by an independent lab ( Biological Consulting Services of North...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm really lacking on water storage. I live in San Antonio, use city water and it doesn't rain often. I would like to store as much as possible, but need a decent starting point. How many DAYS per person should I start off with? I'm planning to store two gallons per person. Thanks in advance!
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A new study from Northern Italy shows a link between high exposure to chlorite, chlorate and chloride ions (byproducts of water disinfection) in pregnant women and incidents of birth defects like cleft palate and spina bifida. Since many here on this forum use or suggest chlorine bleach or...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey, I was wondering what type of pool shock would be best. How much per gal. to use and what to look for. Any help would be wonderful. Thank you.
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm planning on bugging in, but I still want my BoB to have as much capacity as possible in the event I have to leave. I was looking over my water treatment system for my BoB, I have the ability to filter, boil, and chemically treat water - but I'm looking for ways to expand capacity. Here's...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im curious to see what everyone uses for treating water on the go? I used to think bleach was the best thing to use until reading about calcium hypochlorite. I never realized bleach could expire. I order some of the calcium hypochlorite and starting reading the msds sheet and the stuff seems...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How long should do you need to boil water? I have heard many things. I think the correct answer is just bring it to a boil. is that true? what other methods do you like? or which do you prefer?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    besides bleach, that is. I read something about using grapefruit seed extract: Seems like it would be effective, and I see no downside. And I've read this about colloidal silver: The only downside to...
  9. Urban Survival
    I'm kind of new to this forum and have not seen any discussion about the flooding that's taking place in and around Iowa. Ok, many of us have considered numerous scenarios and are attempting to plan accordingly. While I have considered short to long-term water treatment (for drinking and...
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