EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

November 21, 2017 gman 0

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead
If you’re lucky enough to have a homestead, you’ve no doubt discovered the peace of mind that comes with being more self-sufficient. Providing for your family through homesteading can be extremely rewarding eve…

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead

November 21, 2017 gman 0

EMP Friendly Downgrades on Your Homestead
If you’re lucky enough to have a homestead, you’ve no doubt discovered the peace of mind that comes with being more self-sufficient. Providing for your family through homesteading can be extremely rewarding eve…

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Water • Re: Turn a Pond Pump into a Pond De-Icer

October 18, 2017 oldasrocks 0

Sorry old news. Been doing this for years. Simply bring up the warmer water from the bottom the way any de-icer works. Pump is one way rotating prop powered by electric or wind is another. Used to sell pond de-icers back in the 70’s that worked on …

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Water • Turn a Pond Pump into a Pond De-Icer

October 17, 2017 Gardenerking 0

HelloWater tank in winter?Overwintering your fish in your pond?This is my homemade pond de-icer, run to tested temperature -43 degrees. All my fish safe since 2008.Pictures —–> My pond de-icer, making and installingMe in my pond:Statistics: Pos…

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Water • Re: Best Water Filter?

September 25, 2017 George12 0

I have bought Livpure Ro water purifiers because last month I have been blessed with a baby girl. Doctor suggested to use ro filtered water. According to me Livpure Ro is the best water purifier. :)

Statistics: Posted by George12 — Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:50 am


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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 23, 2017 IceFire 0
Photon Guy wrote:
Oh but we do emit light. We don’t see it as its outside our visible spectrum but look at somebody and use an infrared viewer and you will see what I mean…

That’s what we call someone’s “aura” and some of us CAN see them (some can see them better than others)

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:26 pm


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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 22, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:

dmwalsh568 wrote:I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Oh but we do emit light. We don’t see it as its outside our visible spectrum but look at somebody and use an infrared viewer and you will see what I mean. Photon was a big laser tag game, the first of its kind, and was really popular during the 80s. That is how I came up with my user name.

Ok, I had forgotten electromagnetism 101, that all electromagnetic waves are both waves and photons, and instead was focusing on visible light. So I admit you’re right, but I’d still disengage from someone claiming that our cells need light. :smartass:

Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:48 am


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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 22, 2017 Photon Guy 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:
I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Oh but we do emit light. We don’t see it as its outside our visible spectrum but look at somebody and use an infrared viewer and you will see what I mean. Photon was a big laser tag game, the first of its kind, and was really popular during the 80s. That is how I came up with my user name.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:45 pm


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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Now if he was talking about electrolytes then yes that’s an issue but you’d have to drink a lot of water without eating salt, potassium, etc. – search on water intoxication for more info. Some runners can have issues if they drink just water during a race and no rehydration solutions. I suppose distilled could be worse than tap but not drastically.

Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:27 pm


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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Now if he was talking about electrolytes then yes that’s an issue but you’d have to drink a lot of water without eating salt, potassium, etc. – search on water intoxication for more info. Some runners can have issues if they drink just water during a race and no rehydration solutions. I suppose distilled could be worse than tap but not drastically.

Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:27 pm


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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Now if he was talking about electrolytes then yes that’s an issue but you’d have to drink a lot of water without eating salt, potassium, etc. – search on water intoxication for more info. Some runners can have issues if they drink just water during a race and no rehydration solutions. I suppose distilled could be worse than tap but not drastically.

Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:27 pm


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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 21, 2017 dmwalsh568 0
Photon Guy wrote:
I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Now if he was talking about electrolytes then yes that’s an issue but you’d have to drink a lot of water without eating salt, potassium, etc. – search on water intoxication for more info. Some runners can have issues if they drink just water during a race and no rehydration solutions. I suppose distilled could be worse than tap but not drastically.

Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:27 pm


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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 20, 2017 daaswampman 0

What are the risks of drinking distilled water?

The main risks of drinking only distilled water are associated with the lack of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium and calcium.

Some of the adverse effects of drinking just distilled or low mineral water include:

a flat taste that many people find unappealing, leading to reduced water consumption

a decrease in the body’s metabolic function

an increase in urine output that could result in electrolyte imbalance

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317698.php

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:42 pm


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Water • Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:22 am


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Water • Re: Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 17, 2017 conjomen 0

I don’t know what the name of the container is but I have an idea for the puppies! Kiddie pools. You could store your 5 gallon h2o containers in them when you don’t need it also. I buy those little splash pools at the Dollar General at the end of summer for like 5-7 dollars. I can’t remember what size… But the smaller one fits 2-3 toddlers and it’s like $5.00 on sale. Regular price is like 10.00…Any how I also have kitty litter but I also got a piece of astro turf! Bought it at home depot for like 15 bucks? Works perfectly for my big dog! She’s a biiiigggg girl…and I really didn’t want to have to store those pee pee pads….it works pretty good for short term. I can’t say it’s a good long term solution but for a couple of days to a couple of weeks its perfect. And you could buy all the stuff u needed to last quite a while for less than the 55.00 your spending on the container…just a thought!
If you do figure out what those containers are called I’d be interested. Sounds like something I could think up a really good use for!

Statistics: Posted by conjomen — Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:38 am


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Water • Re: Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 16, 2017 anita 0

I use the under-the-bed blanket plastic containers for holding anything I worry might spill, and I use boot trays for some things as well.

There are also the trays that go under washing machines, but they aren’t that big.

Also, for puppies, I use piece of a rubber shower liner. They sell it at Home Depot and I think it comes in a four or six foot width. You just tell them the length you want, they cut it, and done. No lip, but I put it under the big playpen thing that can attach to the crate, and it gives a nice-sized area for the puppy. It’s food/water/newspaper can all go in there, and you can just roll it up when you don’t need it.

Statistics: Posted by anita — Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:53 pm


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Water • Re: Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

dm – yeah, I’ve found the industrial type of trays. It’s not what I’m looking for. The one you have there that looks like an ice fishing sled is one of the closest I’ve found to what I saw. Unfortunately, the chafing dishes wouldn’t be big enough for what I’m looking for. I’d like to put 5 gal water bottles in there and detergent bottles….very large liquid bottles all in the same container/area to save space. Thanks for the idea though.

Blondie – Yup, went to TS and got the rabbit pen containers which is the closest thing I’ve found so far that didn’t break the bank. They didn’t have what I was looking for. On Amazon I found the “jumbo boot tray” that folks use in the back of an SUV and also the UltraTech 2370 which is 44″ by 23.5″ and it is close, but it is also $55. However, neither one of them are what I saw. :( I sure wish I would have had the truck that day! If I remember correctly I think she said her husband got them at Home Depot but I asked there and they didn’t have anything like that.

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Water • Re: Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

dm – yeah, I’ve found the industrial type of trays. It’s not what I’m looking for. The one you have there that looks like an ice fishing sled is one of the closest I’ve found to what I saw. Unfortunately, the chafing dishes wouldn’t be big enough for what I’m looking for. I’d like to put 5 gal water bottles in there and detergent bottles….very large liquid bottles all in the same container/area to save space. Thanks for the idea though.

Blondie – Yup, went to TS and got the rabbit pen containers which is the closest thing I’ve found so far that didn’t break the bank. They didn’t have what I was looking for. On Amazon I found the “jumbo boot tray” that folks use in the back of an SUV and also the UltraTech 2370 which is 44″ by 23.5″ and it is close, but it is also $55. However, neither one of them are what I saw. :( I sure wish I would have had the truck that day! If I remember correctly I think she said her husband got them at Home Depot but I asked there and they didn’t have anything like that.

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:51 pm


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Water • Re: Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 15, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a search for cargo liner/cargo trays. I was looking at them for the back of my SUV but I haven’t bought one yet.

A detail shop here has them. Have you tried Tractor Supply?

You want them for your vehicle or for the house?

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:23 pm


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Water • Re: Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 15, 2017 dmwalsh568 0

When I searched for spill on a site I’ve used in the past for shelving units and organization systems I came up with a bunch of hits. one of which is close:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/mater … t-platform

It’s yellow and doesn’t have a plug. but it’s got a grating meant to hold drums full of liquid.

They also have a small tray containment system:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/mater … n-capacity

Not quite the size you’re looking for, but the price isn’t as crazy as some of their more industrial products.

But, if you’re just looking to keep individual bottles of stuff from spilling over the place and you have a bit of spare room…have you considered disposable aluminum chafing dishes? Like you’d used on a food buffet line or salad at a church gathering? I’ve bought a bunch of the insert chafing dishes that you fit two in a warming system, and they might do the trick at a fraction of the cost…. Or for really small bottles, disposable aluminum pie plates or 9×9 brownie pans…

Statistics: Posted by dmwalsh568 — Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:51 pm


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Water • Spill Containment Trays – help!

September 15, 2017 angie_nrs 0

I went to a garage sale in the spring and there was 2 spill containment trays that I really wanted to buy, but I couldn’t b/c they wouldn’t fit in my car. :( I haven’t been able to get these things out of my head since then. They were approximately 4 foot long by 2-3 feet wide with an approximately 3 inch lip along the sides for spill containment. They were black hard plastic with a white plug on one corner in the lip portion so that anything that did spill in this thing could be tipped out through the plug, perhaps for reuse.

Anyways, I have not been able to find these things anywhere! Even online I can’t find them, probably b/c I don’t know specifically what they are called. I’ve tried spill containment trays, catchment mats, etc. and I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for. In the meantime I bought a couple of rabbit pen catchment trays at TS but they are smaller than what I would like. I plan to use them to put my fluids in like water, oil, vinegar, laundry detergent, etc. so that if any of them leak, I won’t have a complete mess to deal with. If a situation gets bad enough, I plan to convert them to large dog litter boxes in case the pups must stay in for an extended period of time for any reason. I also purchased some non-dusty, clump, kitty litter to accommodate the mess should that be necessary.

Does anybody know these trays are called or where I could get them? Having a few of these in my basement would be really helpful. :thumbsup:

Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:27 am


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Water • Re: Banned Pesticides Showing Up in California Water

September 15, 2017 Gunns 0
daaswampman wrote:
There are dozen of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and hormones, that NO WATER FILTER will completely remove! Most have not been tested for anything other than bugs, metals, and particle size. The real issue is the stew effect! While we have some knowledge of the long term effects of low does exposure, there are no studies into the long term effects of multiple low dose chemical exposure! Where would you start? What combinations would you study for decades?

Your only real protection is to know the source of the water! Water filters are like face masks! Some are better than others, but none offers complete and extended protection. If you can’t trust the water, it is time to move. Drum Roll – let the excuses begin! Swamp

No excuse here. :shakeyes:

Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:08 am


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Water • Re: Banned Pesticides Showing Up in California Water

September 13, 2017 daaswampman 0

There are dozen of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and hormones, that NO WATER FILTER will completely remove! Most have not been tested for anything other than bugs, metals, and particle size. The real issue is the stew effect! While we have some knowledge of the long term effects of low does exposure, there are no studies into the long term effects of multiple low dose chemical exposure! Where would you start? What combinations would you study for decades?

Your only real protection is to know the source of the water! Water filters are like face masks! Some are better than others, but none offers complete and extended protection. If you can’t trust the water, it is time to move. Drum Roll – let the excuses begin! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:34 pm


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Water • Re: Banned Pesticides Showing Up in California Water

September 13, 2017 daaswampman 0

There are dozen of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and hormones, that NO WATER FILTER will completely remove! Most have not been tested for anything other than bugs, metals, and particle size. The real issue is the stew effect! While we have some knowledge of the long term effects of low does exposure, there are no studies into the long term effects of multiple low dose chemical exposure! Where would you start? What combinations would you study for decades?

Your only real protection is to know the source of the water! Water filters are like face masks! Some are better than others, but none offers complete and extended protection. If you can’t trust the water, it is time to move. Drum Roll – let the excuses begin! Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:34 pm


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Water • Re: Banned Pesticides Showing Up in California Water

September 13, 2017 TRex2 0
Gunns wrote:
Contaminated water in Ca is the plan. Feminizing of the American male is the goal.

They could have started with San Francisco and Portland and Seattle, but then that would have been redundant. :rofl:

Seriously, though, there are some chemicals that standard filters won’t remove. Fortunately Carbofuran, Diazanon, and most other pesticides is easily done with charcoal filters.

Zinc phosphide is a rodent killer, toxic to fish and anything that eats the fish. But it is practically insoluble in water, and breaks down after a few years in the environment, so I don’t think anyone has to worry about it, unless there are locally contaminated areas (It is dispersed in tablets).

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Water • Re: Banned Pesticides Showing Up in California Water

September 13, 2017 TRex2 0
Gunns wrote:
Contaminated water in Ca is the plan. Feminizing of the American male is the goal.

They could have started with San Francisco and Portland and Seattle, but then that would have been redundant. :rofl:

Seriously, though, there are some chemicals that standard filters won’t remove. Fortunately Carbofuran, Diazanon, and most other pesticides is easily done with charcoal filters.

Zinc phosphide is a rodent killer, toxic to fish and anything that eats the fish. But it is practically insoluble in water, and breaks down after a few years in the environment, so I don’t think anyone has to worry about it, unless there are locally contaminated areas (It is dispersed in tablets).

Statistics: Posted by TRex2 — Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:38 pm


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Water • Re: Banned Pesticides Showing Up in California Water

September 9, 2017 rickdun 0

CI, I’m surprised people don’t get a buzz on by drinking that water in California :drool: . It wouldn’t surprise me at all if more water ways are polluted like her in PA.

They recommend you only eat so many ounces of fish caught in Lake Erie per year and for a woman who’s expecting, not to eat any at all.

Nobody’s fault but our own.

Yes, I have water filters that reduce chemicals (99.999%), at least that’s what they claim.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:24 am


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Water • Re: Best Water Filter?

September 8, 2017 SharonJWurm 0

To put it simply, sewer gas can be dangerous and if you smell it in your home you need to take immediate action. It is made up out of various gases but the main component is hydrogen sulfide which can be dangerous at even low levels. Ever have a strange odor in your Kitchen or Bathroom and you cannot figure it out because it comes and goes. There are lots of cases where sewer gas can be the source of this odor. Sewer treatment NJ plumbers may specialize in drain and sewer cleaning, but many are also qualified and experienced in professional natural gas line installation and repair.

Statistics: Posted by SharonJWurm — Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:34 am


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Water • Re: Survival Filter better than LifeStraw

August 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
whitebear54 wrote:
Cast Iron,

Hope you got your hay in before the rain. Sounds like you’ve got it figured out. Ever thought about a bicycle instead of hoofing it?

Got the hay in yesterday.
Today it is raining.
Good to go.
Thank you for asking.

The drought made me reassess my situation/plans.
A bicycle is a good idea. Maybe one of those folding types. The hills would be tough. There is about a six hundred foot elevation change from town to home.

Statistics: Posted by Cast Iron — Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:54 am