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Water Purification Reference
#1
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.
History is not dead to the man who would learn how the present came to be what it is.

In The Age Of Information, Ignorance Is A Choice.
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#5
Coke bottle water purification


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History is not dead to the man who would learn how the present came to be what it is.

In The Age Of Information, Ignorance Is A Choice.
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#6
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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