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Emergency Water for Preppers

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  1. searcher

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    [h=1]Emergency Water for Preppers Part 1: Acquisition[/h]
    August 28, 2015

    When it comes to planning for a disruptive event, nothing tops the quest for a source of good clean drinking water. Water followed by food, are the top priorities for 99.9% of all new preppers and even the seasoned pros still seek knowledge relative to keeping themselves both hydrated and fed.

    What is most surprising is that as much my colleagues and I write abut water, there are still questions to be answered and water-related skills to be learned. For that reason I have chosen to declare “Water Month” at Backdoor Survival.

    Full article here http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/emergency-water-for-preppers-acquisition/
     
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    NO ( clean ) WATER = NO LIFE

    man
    critters
    plants

    finding and purifying water should be a top tier skill EVERYONE should know
     
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    For sure water should be right up their with lead for survival then food, waters the first thing you need, I would be intersted to hear what kind of filters people here have, I have a pool and im on well but city water soon to come, also have a fresh water canal in the back yard.
     
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    My big worry this far north isn't supply, it's access. For many months my water storage turns solid.
     
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    Dig a Deep Hole if it is lake front Dredge Deeper.

     
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    The problem I see is that so many assume access is as good as stock on hand. They do not consider the implications of fallout, pollution, illness, injury, or other potential limitations. That reminds me... time to cycle my stored water.

    I live next to a mountain stream. It is my source, but I'd be a fool to assume it 100% reliable.
     
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    Im all set, I've got 15 cases
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    Drinking Water 1945 US Navy; United States Marine Corps Training Film; Private McGillicuddy Cartoon
    (Jeff Quitney)



    https://youtu.be/gY1Pm9Mascw

    Published on Oct 1, 2015
    more at more at http://quickfound.net/links/military_...

    "U.S. Navy animated training film by Hugh Harman Productions. Features the character Private McGillicuddy. Used to train U.S. Marines about safe drinking water & safe latrine practices."

    US Navy US Marine Corps Training Film MN-2808c

    Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound.

    Public domain film slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking...

    Drinking water or potable water is water safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm. In most developed countries, the water supplied to households, commerce and industry meets drinking water standards, even though only a very small proportion is actually consumed or used in food preparation. Typical uses (for other than potable purposes) include toilet flushing, washing and landscape irrigation.

    Over large parts of the world, humans have inadequate access to potable water and use sources contaminated with disease vectors, pathogens or unacceptable levels of toxins or suspended solids. Drinking or using such water in food preparation leads to widespread acute and chronic illnesses and is a major cause of death and misery in many countries. Reduction of waterborne diseases is a major public health goal in developing countries.

    Water has always been an important and life-sustaining drink to humans and is essential to the survival of all known organisms. Excluding fat, water composes approximately 70% of the human body by mass. It is a crucial component of metabolic processes and serves as a solvent for many bodily solutes. The United States Environmental Protection Agency in risk assessment calculations assumes that the average American adult ingests 2.0 litres per day. Drinking water of a variety of qualities is bottled. Bottled water is sold for public consumption throughout the world...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_pu...

    Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids and gases from contaminated water. The goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpose. Most water is purified for human consumption (drinking water), but water purification may also be designed for a variety of other purposes, including meeting the requirements of medical, pharmacological, chemical and industrial applications. In general the methods used include physical processes such as filtration, sedimentation, and distillation, biological processes such as slow sand filters or biologically active carbon, chemical processes such as flocculation and chlorination and the use of electromagnetic radiation such as ultraviolet light.

    The purification process of water may reduce the concentration of particulate matter including suspended particles, parasites, bacteria, algae, viruses, fungi; and a range of dissolved and particulate material derived from the surfaces that water may have made contact with after falling as rain.

    The standards for drinking water quality are typically set by governments or by international standards. These standards will typically set minimum and maximum concentrations of contaminants for the use that is to be made of the water.

    It is not possible to tell whether water is of an appropriate quality by visual examination. Simple procedures such as boiling or the use of a household activated carbon filter are not sufficient for treating all the possible contaminants that may be present in water from an unknown source. Even natural spring water -- considered safe for all practical purposes in the 19th century -- must now be tested before determining what kind of treatment, if any, is needed. Chemical and microbiological analysis, while expensive, are the only way to obtain the information necessary for deciding on the appropriate method of purification.

    According to a 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) report, 1.1 billion people lack access to an improved drinking water supply, 88 percent of the 4 billion annual cases of diarrheal disease are attributed to unsafe water and inadequate sanitation and hygiene, and 1.8 million people die from diarrheal diseases each year. The WHO estimates that 94 percent of these diarrheal cases are preventable through modifications to the environment, including access to safe water. Simple techniques for treating water at home, such as chlorination, filters, and solar disinfection, and storing it in safe containers could save a huge number of lives each year. Reducing deaths from waterborne diseases is a major public health goal in developing countries...
     
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    Water Purification: "Purification of Water" 1943 US Army Training Film
    (Jeff Quitney)



    https://youtu.be/il0ERmwTh2E

    Published on Oct 15, 2015
    more at http://outdoor-gear.quickfound.net/

    Procedures for obtaining and purifying drinking water in the field.

    US Army training film TF8-1174

    Reupload of a previously uploaded film, in one piece instead of multiple parts, and with improved video & sound.

    Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
    The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

    from US Army Field Manual 10-52-1 http://www.globalsecurity.org/militar...

    QUALITY
    CHARACTERISTICS

    Water quality has two major areas of concern as it relates to the daily operation of a water point. The first is the quality of the raw water source and how it affects the operation of the water purification equipment and use of treatment chemicals. The second is the quality of the product water and surveillance techniques used to guarantee its potability.

    The nature of the raw water source will dictate the amount of water each purifier can produce. The total daily water requirement will indicate if additional water purification and storage equipment is needed to meet the demand. TB MED 577 lists the maximum concentration allowed for various chemicals in raw water sources. Concentrations above these limits eliminate a source as a potential water point for military operations. FM 10-52 describes in detail the effects and possible origins of physical and chemical raw water contaminates.

    Chemical analyses and microbiological examinations of raw and treated water are required on a routine basis at water point sites. Chemical tests are necessary to ensure correct operation of the water purification equipment. Conduct chemical analyses during treatment to ensure proper chemical dosages and that the product water is potable. Conduct microbiological examinations after treatment to determine potability of the water...

    RAW WATER IMPURITIES

    Impurities present in raw water are in suspended, colloidal, and dissolved forms. These impurities are dissolved organic and inorganic substances, microscopic organisms, and various suspended inorganic materials. You must destabilize and bring together (coagulate) the suspended and colloidal material to form particles. Remove these particles by filtration. Colloidal material is the most difficult to remove from raw water. Processes that remove colloids from water also remove suspensions...

    Once colloidal destabilization has occurred, random particle motion causes particle collision, resulting in formation of a larger particle or floc. These neutralized particles stick together forming floc masses. Bacteria particles are also neutralized (but not physically deactivated) and become entangled in the floc. As this massing continues, particle size and weight increase to a point where the larger floc can be removed by filtration...

    Turbidity, pH, and color influence the coagulation of raw waters. They influence the type and amount of chemicals required. It is necessary to know which chemicals produce the most satisfactory results and to determine the exact dosage required. This can be done by test analysis or by trial runs of the equipment. The following information is essential for controlling turbidity, pH, and color in the water purification process.

    Type of Turbidity

    The type of turbidity plays a role in determining needs for the best pH and coagulant dosage. The following generalizations can be made: Turbidity caused by clay concentrations requires a minimum of coagulant to provide an entangled mass of floc. As turbidity increases, an additional coagulant dosage is generally required, although the dosage of coagulant does not increase in direct proportion to the increase in turbidity. Highly turbid waters require relatively lower coagulant dosages than low turbidity water due to the higher probability of particle collisions. The organic matter typically adsorbed on clays in natural stream water does not significantly increase coagulant demand. Organic colloids caused by sewage and industrial wastes are more difficult to coagulate because of extensive chemical reactions that occur between the coagulant and the colloidal organic matter.
     
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    You're Not A Prepper If You Don't Do This
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    Published on Jun 21, 2016
    I hear and see all kinds of talk from "preppers" about guns and knives and stocking food but very little about water. Water for drinking, bathing, and growing food. Water IS LIFE. If you're more concerned about Zombies than water, you're going to fail.

    There are too many faces on youtube who love to sit and talk to you about what you should be doing. But what are they doing? What are they building? Do you ever see them do any real work with results? They're posers. Any real prepper and survivalist will be a homesteader first.

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    I saw some dehydrated water at the store. Just waiting for it to go on sale to stock up.
     
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    Ya know professor... a true prepper would dehydrate his own.
     
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    Tried it, but the missus complained that the dehumidifier flooded every time I tried.
     
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    Thought I'd throw this in as a little food for thought...............

    H2wOe: India's Water Crisis - Warning to the World (RT Documentary)
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    Published on Sep 4, 2016
    The Indian state of Punjab is undergoing a severe water crisis. Once an agricultural leader in India, it’s now turning into a desert. Farmers and other rural dwellers are going bankrupt over the need to pay for water delivered from other regions. In this drastic situation, the number of suicides has skyrocketed, but the authorities deny that people are killing themselves over the water shortage.
     
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    Got a couple of water purifiers in stock with my prepped stuff (food, ammo, stuff like that). There's a river that makes up my back lot line. I also have a well on the propane standby whole house generator power that will pump out lots of good clean water before I run out of propane, then down to the river with the water purifiers become plan B. I even have a spare controller board for the Generac sitting in a microwave in the barn in case of an EMP. I try to think of everything :)
     
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    Everyone should own a Berkey, with spare filters of the black and ceramic variety I would guess.
     
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    Dehydration Will Kill Thousands In A Disaster - Recognize The Symptoms To Avoid It!
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    Dehydration Kills During A Disaster.

    Recognizing the signs and symptoms of dehydration and finding water immediate following an emergency will save your life or the lives of your group members.

    A special thanks to our Patreon members for helping make this video possible.
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    Or this:
    Katadyn Pocket Water Filter
     
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    When I empty a plastic bottle of tonic water I give it a quick rinse, snip the label off and fill completely with clean cold drinking water. That should be safe to drink indefinitely. I use heavy cardboard boxes (14x21x12 tall) to store them in the basement on shelves. 24 liters fit in a box and the bottles can be used for many things in a SHTF scenario, like storing bleach solution mixed from Calcium Hypochlorite . If you still want to disinfect just use this method.

    http://www.cdc.gov/safewater/solardisinfection.html Supposed to have a better taste than boiling or adding chlorine. It might have been the stress from this election but I seem to have a lot of empty tonic water bottles!
     

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    How Will You Get Safe Water When You Can’t Trust the Tap? | Galen Lehman
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    Published on Mar 1, 2017
    Humans can only remain healthy for about three days without access to safe drinking water. How will you provide good fresh drinking water to sustain your family if there is any disruption in your water supply? Threats ranging from severe weather, other natural disasters, any electric grid-outage, or contamination from agriculture, industry, or accidental spills, a wide range of situations can impact your healthy & safe water supply. What are your options to guarantee an adequate supply of safe water for your family?

    Galen Lehman, second-generation CEO of Lehman’s, a premier provider for over 60 years of electric-free and healthy supplies for off-grid living, returns to Reluctant Preppers to give us a common-sense and deeply experienced primer on the threats, the techniques, and the practical and affordable solution options we need to know to keep our families safe!

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    * Lead
    * Chemicals
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    How can we control it?
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    * Chemicals=RO or carbon or distillation
    * Bacteria=ceramic or UV or boiling or distillation

    What are some tools to use?
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    * Consider your situation: How many people? Need to travel? Access to utilities? What contaminants?

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