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Better than Bleach
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Gets past the bleach storage problemMany outdoorsmen, survivalists, and households preparing for emergency disasters rely upon common household bleach as a disinfecting agent to make water safe to drink.Bleach will destroy most (but NOT all!) disease...
BIOSAND FILTER
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Slow sand filtration has been used for centuriesThe filter can be produced locally anywhere in the world because it is built using materials that are readily available. It is simply a concrete container, enclosing layers of sand and gravel whose purp...
Building a Home Distillation Apparatus
StillMaker
The pages that follow contain a step-by-step guide to building a relatively sophisticated distillation apparatus from commonly available materials, using simple tools, and at a cost of under $100 USD.The information contained on this site is directed...
Chlorination
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Water treatment processes such as storage, sedimentation, and sand filtration will reduce the content of diseasecausing organisms in water, but will not leave it completely free of such organisms. Disinfection, when applied and controlled properly, i...
Disinfecting Water after a Disaster
Monty C. Dozier
After a disaster such as a hurricane or flood, your water supplies may have become contaminated or been temporarily cut off. To make sure your water is safe, follow these guidelines:Listen to and follow public announcements from your local authoritie...
Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
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USE ONLY WATER THAT HAS BEEN PROPERLY DISINFECTED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ANY PREPARED DRINK, OR FOR BRUSHING TEETH1. Use bottled water that has not been exposed to flood waters if it is available.2. If you don't have bottled water, you should ...
Emergency Water Storage and Treatment
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Earthquake, storm or other natural or man made disaster strikes, your access to food,water and electricity may end for days, or even weeks.USE COMMON SENSE!Plan to be independent from resources other than your own.WATER POSSIBLY YOUR NUMBER ONE CONCE...
High Capacity Solar Still
Uplandhillfarm
Looking for an easy way to create fresh water without wasting firewood boiling water or using aceramic water filter?There are several sizes of heavy black plastic water tanks that will make an excellent solar still.We have two 30 gallon plastic tanks...
More On Water
Fuchi
FEMA, the Red Cross and other civil authorities warn us that in the event of a major naturaldisaster, we should expect little outside help for at least three days (72 hours). I personally thinkit will be more like three - five days if not longer, dep...
Shock Chlorination of Stored Water Supplies
Monty C. Dozier
Treatment of drinking water to improve itssanitary or bacteriological quality is referred to as disinfection. Shock chlorination is one disinfection method employed by public suppliers to reduce bacterial contamination of water. This method also can ...
SURVIVAL SKILLS - WATER
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Basic water finding skillsFinding water can be an essential skill to have. A human can't live more than a few days without water. You must drink plenty of water even if you do not feel thirsty. An adult should drink at least a couple of liters per da...
Water
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The three basic necessities which sustain life are: 1. air, 2. water, and 3. food. The Rule of Threes states that a person can live for: three-minutes without air, three-days without water, and three-weeks without food.Without water or any other flui...
Water Purification
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Rock boiling: heat rocks in a fire, then place them in your water container (with water) and boil the water.Construct a filter from a cone of birch bark, fill it with grasses and sand in layers. Unfortunately, this doesn't get rid of pollutants.Const...
Water Purification Using Iodine Crystals
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1 oz. glass jar (must have glass or bakelite stopper otherwise the iodine will react with the plastic or metal stopper and destroy it.) Actually 0.1 gram is adequate for the job, but using a larger amount of iodine creates a saturatedsolution much qu...
Water Storage Container FAQ
Al Dolney
The following Water Storage Container Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) isdesigned to answer basic questions about commonly used containers for storingwater, either short- or long-term. All of these containers discussed below (exceptwhere noted) are m...
Water Treatment FAQ
Patton Turner
A water ration of as little as a pint per day has allowed life raft survivors to live for weeks, but a more realistic figure is 1 gallon per person per day for survival. 4 gallons per person/day will allow personal hygiene, washing of dishes, counter...
Water Wells, Setting Up A Retreat
Buckshot
This is harder than most people realize. It takes time and money and many trips to the lumberyard and Hardware store. I know because I just did it for a mobile home.The number one priority is water. Trust me on this, a handpump with a well is a God s...
Well Disinfection Procedures
Hillbluffer
It is a sure thing that having a safe and secure water supply during a time of crisis can make avast difference in your quality of life. A retreat that has to devote time to acquiring water because its onsite system has failed or is contaminated grea...