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Water Purification Reference
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I urge everyone to get a Rite In The Rain All Weather Notebook and keep a quick reference in there for if/when the time comes you need that info and may have too much going through your head to remember. Here's a list of common methods:

Iodine - 5 drops per quart. 10 if water is cloudy.

Bleach - Add two drops of household bleach per gallon to maintain water quality while in storage. -per DOH.wa.gov

Boiling - Bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one full minute. They say water has to reach around 185 degrees but who carrys a thermometer in the woods?

A good reference on the subject if you want to more studying:

http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/manual/water.shtml

I forgot to mention when using chemicals to purify water wait about 30 minutes before drinking.
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#2
Cheesy but informative:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BKVDNO2/ref=pd_va_prv_0
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(07-28-2015, 09:13 PM)JRSC Wrote: I urge everyone to get a Rite In The Rain All Weather Notebook and keep a quick reference in there for if/when the time comes you need that info and may have too much going through your head to remember. Here's a list of common methods:

Iodine - 5 drops per quart. 10 if water is cloudy.

Bleach - Add two drops of household bleach per gallon to maintain water quality while in storage. -per DOH.wa.gov

Boiling - Bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one full minute. They say water has to reach around 185 degrees but who carrys a thermometer in the woods?

A good reference on the subject if you want to more studying:

http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/manual/water.shtml

I forgot to mention when using chemicals to purify water wait about 30 minutes before drinking.


Excellent advice.  I'll add a little to that if I may sir.  I've been printing out and putting things in a binder for a couple years now just to have the info later.  Every time I run into a good idea about how to do things the "old" way, from cooking on a wood cook stove to planting a garden by the signs.  This winter I plan on taking everything I have compiled and making duplicate copies to keep in a separate location in case the original binder is lost or damaged.  Information is only as good as the ability to recall it.
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#4
That's a great idea. I'm interested in all the knowledge you've accumulated over the years.
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#5
Coke bottle water purification


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Very Important comment!

KNOW THE CONCENTRATION OF YOUR BLEACH!!!!! And don't forget, the stuff degrades over time significantly - Year old bleach is not full strength (still...don't drink it!)
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