Hello all, my question for you all today is about water.
In your survival plan which would you most plan on doing?
Do you pump?
I guess you can use a generator to operate a well but a generator = gas, noise and attention... Anyone use solar panels to power water pumps? How many of you still have hand operated wells?
Do you Store?
Would you store water? I see alot of 30-55 gal drums sold but im curious how many people actually stock these full of water. If you do store water, how much do you store and how do you store it. By that I mean what chemicals do you use to stabilize water and make it safe for consumption at a later date. I know there are a series of powders, and liquid additives but what do you use and what do you recommend? or do you store boxes of those small water packets?
Do you Filter?
For those who have ample water but just worry about quality do you prefer filters or water treatment solutions. I know that in a worst case you can always boil water but leaving that as your last option, what units/set ups would you use to provide clean water for your survival group of say 10-15 people for a prolonged amount of time. Many units will get you a couple of hundred gallons of water per filter but what are your options? Im not so much curious as to what products advertise but rather what you all use and what your strategies consist of.
I understand that no two survival situations are the same and what works for bob in oregon may not work for marc in Tennesee but I just would like to know what you all think and which (if any) of these methods are the cornerstone of your drinking water strategy in disaster situation.
thanks in advance