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Mosin 08-31-2012 07:51 PM

Rain water
 
Is rainwater safe to drink from the source, or is there risk for industrial contaminates? How is this treated?

mountainman13 08-31-2012 07:55 PM

Nowadays. Always filter if not boil.

silverado113 08-31-2012 07:56 PM

Only if you stick out your tongue to catch it. :D Careful though, you don't want to end up like this guy http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=4001252

robertb6112 08-31-2012 08:00 PM

In a survival handbook I seen it had a three tear system. It ran through sand, grass and coal. I don't know the particular order. I could be wrong but I think that's what they say you can use. They had the material In a cloth.

Mosin 08-31-2012 08:07 PM

I'm wondering about a bug in/ off the grid living scenario, where rainwater can be collected and used indefinitely.
I'm worried about heavy metal contamination, 'acid rain' and how to correct for that.

mountainman13 08-31-2012 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robertb6112
In a survival handbook I seen it had a three tear system. It ran through sand, grass and coal. I don't know the particular order. I could be wrong but I think that's what they say you can use. They had the material In a cloth.

You have to activate the charcoal. You char up a bunch of hard wood and then put it in a steel container with a pin hole in the top and cook it on the fire like char cloth but you take it off a little early and open in so it burns a few seconds then recover/smother it.

JTJ 08-31-2012 08:19 PM

Collect some rainwater and have it analyzed. Once you know what is in it, you can build the proper filtration and purification system. When I am on the road, all the water that goes into my trailer goes through a sediment filter and a charcoal filter. The drinking and cooking water goes through a 2nd low micron charcoal filter. Keep in mind I am using tap water and some of it does not look that good. If I suspect organic contamination, I will put chlorine in my fresh water tank. The charcoal filters will remove the chlorine. I usually fill up a clear gallon jug to look at the clarity before I hook up. In a Utah state park I found dirt and bugs in the tap water.

downsouth 08-31-2012 08:29 PM

FYI..........

http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Lump-Charcoal-And-It-s-Uses/1533203

purehavoc 08-31-2012 08:54 PM

Today's rain water is not as bad as it was 10 yrs ago. There is not near as much Sulfer in rain water as there was 10 yrs ago or even 5 yrs ago
However I do still suggest a filter. Its still better than dehydration

mountainman13 08-31-2012 08:57 PM

The real question is can you filter out radiation? Lol


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