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  1. IBC Tote Water Tank Adapter Help

    Food and water
    I finally scored a 275 gallon IBC tote thanks to a neighbor. Paid $75. It is made by Mauser and from a guide online, I believe it is a 2" g bsp size fitting? I can't find anywhere that sells a hose adapter that aligns with this description. Everywhere either lists "fine" or "coarse" threads...
  2. Hyvee Spring water is poor quality

    Food and water
    Picked up a case while in MN. Looks to be charcoal filtered tap water aka 'bottled drinking water.' 'Purified bottled drinking water' is usually very clean. Or Hyvee could just be somewhat clean untreated tap water. Spring water has minerals in it. No minerals in the Hyvee spring water, just...
  3. Do you think tap water will ever shut off during this epidemic?

    Coronavirus
    I'm not familiar with the process of how the "water system" in the United States works. But do you think the coronavirus pandemic would ever cause the water in our houses to stop running? Or do you think we will always have access to tap water through out this entire thing?
  4. Doorway Water Tanks

    Food and water
    I'm looking for a doorway water tank around 250 gallons. One dimension of the tank needs to be < 30". I have found these online, no problem, $380, no problem. Shipping is $400 = problem. I don't know if anyone around Las Vegas knows of a place to get these, or maybe some shop that doesn't...
  5. Two Bucket Gravity Filter with Doulton Candles

    Food and water
    OK, so after a little bit of research, and some well-deserved and humbly-taken criticism and correction from the folks on SB, I set sail on my journey to build a water filter. Here is exactly how I did it, and exactly what I ordered to do it. First, I secured all the gear that I needed...
  6. Water Situation Critical in India

    Manmade and Natural Disasters
    "Nearly 163 million people among India’s population of 1.3 billion - or more than one in 10 - lack access to clean water close to their home, according to a 2018 WaterAid report. That is the most of any country in the world, according to the UK-based charity, which aims to provide clean water...
  7. Water, Mylar packed: Why so expensive?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found a survival bag at a yard sale and decided that would spend $10 max for it. I knew that the bag was worth that empty, so was worth it. It contained a 6 of the 125 ml packs of water (little over 4oz). When I looked up the prices on line, 6 of these little things is $15 US. You can get a...
  8. BUGGING IN: What To Do When TSHTF and YOU Live In Suburbia

    Books, Movies & Stories
    Your electrical power fails due to a storm, terrorist attack, EMP or other catastrophe. Hyperinflation leads to an economic collapse and food and medical supplies stop flowing to the cities. A pandemic spreads death around the globe. This book offers specific, practical advice and instruction...
  9. BUGGING IN: What To Do When TSHTF and YOU Live In Suburbia

    Book Reviews
    Your electrical power fails due to a storm, terrorist attack, EMP or other catastrophe. Hyperinflation leads to an economic collapse and food and medical supplies stop flowing to the cities. A pandemic spreads death around the globe. This book offers specific, practical advice and instruction...
  10. Water Issues @ South Africa

    Manmade and Natural Disasters
    not getting much attention here but apparently South Africa is low on water http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/western-cape-dam-levels-still-dire-20170911 ***This time last year, dams were 61% full. Anton Bredell, the MEC of local government, environmental affairs and development planning...
  11. TS Harv's inbound...

    Louisiana
    Well with the ground saturation and recent memories of the Aug 2016 flood, Looks like ******'s remnants will be dumping 7-10" of rain in my area. If anyone's in the Iberia/Lafayette Parish area, the local governments have opened the sand bag locations (Lafayette's is open year round, didn't...
  12. Hand pump in cemetery

    Food and water
    Warning - If you are easily "grossed out" do NOT read this thread. Let me say up front that I find this idea repulsive but all options need to be considered. In exploring every possible source of water in a grid down situation I have discovered that there is a working surface well in our...
  13. Hydroponics might be better

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Another year of much frustrations..sure my neighbors chuckle has they drive by...i tried pine mulch..but weeds consume my space..i planted late..but what if hydroplontics produce more and might be easier...how much would it cost..and what ur thoughts..Anyone know anything..i will read...
  14. EPA massively raising acceptable radioactivity levels in water

    Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5502/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=81984 Apparently the EPA wants to massively raise the "acceptable levels" of radioactivity in drinking water after a nuclear incident. Just passing this along.
  15. How to store bottled Water Safely

    Food and water
    I'm starting my water storage at my home and am aiming to get to 3 weeks soon so to start off I was thinking of buying these 10l bottles of water from the store. It comes down to 40 cents a litre so it is the cheapest option I can find in my area. Since they are fairly small it allows me to move...
  16. Under Sink Water Filter Install, With Pictures

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    This post is to show how easy it is to install a heavy duty water filter under the kitchen sink to provide clean drinking water. Note that my kitchen is still under construction and that is why the wall and counter look the way they do! The goals of this project are to provide a high-flow...
  17. Boosting Immunity

    Food and water
    While this may sound like a foolish topic or idea, it may not be as crazy as it sounds. Most people develop some level immunity to whatever may be lurking in their normal water supply. We Americans tend to be "spoiled" in this regard as our local supply is typically well-treated. Post-SHTF...
  18. Gravity Feed Spring Water

    General Discussion
    We have a spring that we use for our homestead/household water system. I forgot to leave the water running the other night when it got below freezing and so sprung a leak. I made a blog post out of my repairs on it, so if anyone is interested in this, here's the link...
  19. A thing I learned about water in California, Alaska, Tennesse and in general.

    Food and water
    After living in San Francisco 1999-2002, then back home in east Tennessee 2003-2006, then Juneau, Alaska 2005-2015, I have found something disturbing recurring within america, even where the water is rated by "the feds" as the best in America. When I first moved to San Francisco, I wanted to...
  20. A thing I learned about water in Alaska.

    Alaska
    I moved to Juneau, Alaska in 2006 and instantly loved it for many reasons. The constant fresh air, the attitudes and work ethic of the locals, especially the ones who had grown up to full maturity there, and THE FRESH WATER. I lived in the Mendenhall valley and the water, as many know, is...
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