Water?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by CA357, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I just picked up a couple of water filtration systems and it got me to thinking about what I've been doing about water purification and storage.

    As of today:

    WaterBob for storage WaterBOB®: emergency drinking water storage

    Katadyn Basecamp Gravity Filter & storage system Katadyn Base Camp, Camping Accessories, Katadyn at Sportsman's Guide

    2 gravity fed 5 gallon filtration systems Monolithic Marketplace — Just Water, Ceramic Drip-Filter

    3 five gallon water containers

    Several bottles of Potable Aqua water purification tablets

    2 USGI canteens w/canteen cups

    Some milk jugs :eek:

    Some non scented liquid bleach

    It's not enough, I need to pick up some more water purification tablets and buy some more bleach. (we use the bleach in the laundry to keep it rotated) I also want to pick up another two or three 5 gal water containers as well as a couple of 30+ gallon plastic garbage cans & lids...

    We also need a few of those small drinking jug filter things like this: Katadyn My Bottle Micro Filter, Camping Accessories, Katadyn at Sportsman's Guide

    Okay, that's what I've done so far and plan on doing. We currently live in a city and are on public utilities. Obviously if we ever get to the country, things will change since we'll likely be dealing with a well. Maybe we'll be lucky and have a year round stream as well, so things will change and we'll adjust accordingly.

    What have you done and what remains to do in your water storage/purification preps? I'd love to listen and learn.

    Thanks, CA357
     
  2. DrumJunkie

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    I'm pretty lucky where I live. There are several springs all within a very short distance. So for the most part it's gettng containers for storage if I needed to pile it up here in the house. I would like to get a filtration system though because it could make things much easier on me. The springs all feed a creek that runs behind the house. A generator and my trusty pump and I can run it into the house. But I'd want to filter it after it's been moving around in the creek. You get ti right where it comes out of the spring it will test cleaner than water (spring or distilled) you buy at the store. Between the water, the ton of wild game, and the ponds we've stocked over the last several years.There's not much reason to leave the "holler" ;)
     

  3. lonyaeger

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    You're WAY ahead of me. Right now I have 23 bottles of Ozarka in the fridge in the garage!
     
  4. Seven

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    Head to your local hardware store and pick up a 4-way sillcock key.

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  5. mrm14

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    I've been using one of these for awhile now for backpacking. It works good for me.

    MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter at REI.com

    A Nagaline bottle threads to the bottom of unit making the filteration operation more hands free.

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    I also use one of these to collect the water before filtering. Using this and letting set for awhile lets a good deal of sediment to settle out before filtering. Also, I can sit in a comfortable place to do my water filtering.

    http://www.rei.com/product/782973
     
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  6. CA357

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    That's on my list since someone mentioned it the other day in one of the threads. Was that you? It's one heck of a great idea.

    MRM14, thanks for the collapsible bucket idea. I was wondering about those.

    BTW, we also have around 100 liter bottles of water stacked in the garage. I need to pick up some more.

    One of the greatest dangers here is the possibility of a flood. We're protected by a rather old levee system. So, we could be surrounded by water and have nothing to drink. Katrina taught me some lessons, that's why I'm so focused on water.
     
  7. dunerunner

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    I made beer with all my water. :rolleyes:
     
  8. orangello

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    Link or basics?

    Don't forget the UV light for killing the critters without the ability to tan. I wonder if the traditional hippy-type black lights would do that job?
     
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  9. CA357

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  10. CA357

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    Bump for the new folks.

    Since my last post, I've added some new Potable Aqua tablets since shelf life is limited and two Aquamira pen type filters.
     
  11. truevil1313

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    I live in the country, so I have a water well. The bad thing about that is that I need power to run the well, so I added a whole house generator, that runs on propane. I have a 200 gallon propane tank. Now I just have to keep refilling the propane, but I should have fresh watter for a long time.
     
  12. Scratchammo

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    I can't wait to try out my rain catching multi stage solar still.
     
  13. jungleman

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    I am pleading guily re the water problems over there, is it because you have no utilities, as you live too far from and mains water supply, and only have springs, and wells?.
    I can understand up to a point re floods, as we get them also.
    If it is because of floods, then I can understand the need for backup systems should the main utilities go,

    I have a large Koi Carp pond, with a dry chamber containing all the electrics, including two U.V. lights, which stops the water going green in the Summer, it also kills germs. The circulation is through a domestic water pump. I have 5 filtration chambers 2 feet x 2 feet x 4 foot deep, each leading from one to the other, until the final pickup chamber where the water is re cycled again.
    I suppose the point I am trying to make is, is that if you need to store large quantities of water, keep it circulating to stop it stagnating,even a 12 volt fish tank pump would suffice,in ost cases, but make sure you have a U.V. set up,to keep germs at bay, all you would need is a generator not just for the water pump but also your other electrical items.

    Jungleman
     
  14. Jesse17

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    LOL, that reminds me of when that flood when the media was actually refering to Rio Linda as Lake Rio Linda.
     
  15. CA357

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    Time for a bump.
     
  16. warhawk77

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    That is pretty cool. The site doesn't list a price what ball park is it in?
     
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  18. Johnnyb

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    I'm I the same boat as truville, rural setting=no public utilities but phone lights and cable water is a 300 plus foot deep well with a submersed pump, sewer is a septic tank, need a good whole house genny to run it in the event of power outage tho
     
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