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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

February 8, 2018 rickdun 0

People are now coming down with ailments from non-purified water that they are using for drinking, cooking and washing themselves, 82 have died and hundreds infected (listeriosis):https://qz.com/1200949/cape-town-water- … yptr=yahooStatistics: Poste…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

February 8, 2018 Illini Warrior 0

http://time.com/cape-town-south-africa-water-crisis/article from Time from a week ago – new info – good personal perspective of the situation from the Cape Town residing reporter ….I luv the one revelation – the reporter kicks herself NOW for believ…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

February 1, 2018 Illini Warrior 0

dmwalsh568 wrote:Just read an article with more info on what’s happening now…<https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/01/africa/cape-town-water-crisis-intl/index.html>Highlights:And as the crisis has taken hold, Capetonians have not been doing enough to c…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

February 1, 2018 dmwalsh568 0

Just read an article with more info on what’s happening now…<https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/01/africa/cape-town-water-crisis-intl/index.html>Highlights:And as the crisis has taken hold, Capetonians have not been doing enough to curb their water u…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

February 1, 2018 JoyDog 0

When we bought our first 40 acres, the next thing we bought was a drill rig. I was lucky that I had married a witch. She can find water. We later bought 2 more 40s and she found good water on them.Statistics: Posted by JoyDog — Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:04 a…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

February 1, 2018 IceFire 0

When we were looking for our "homestead" property, the top thing on our list was that it had a private well (a lot of places around here are on a "well share"…meaning several properties pay in to get water from somebody else’s we…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

February 1, 2018 Illini Warrior 0

Cin wrote:I’ve mentioned this before on other threads. The thing that made me start planning and looking for a bug out location was a hurricane in Florida. Think it was Andrew. I was watching the news and some generous soul filled an 18-wheeler with…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 31, 2018 Cin 0

I’ve mentioned this before on other threads. The thing that made me start planning and looking for a bug out location was a hurricane in Florida. Think it was Andrew. I was watching the news and some generous soul filled an 18-wheeler with ice. He t…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 29, 2018 ForwardPreppers 0

Illini Warrior wrote:kotka73 wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5315733/Day-Zero-Water-shut-looms-South-Africas-Cape-Town.html"’Day Zero’ water shut-off looms in South Africa and locals queue up at taps as reality sets in that Cape…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 29, 2018 Illini Warrior 0

kotka73 wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5315733/Day-Zero-Water-shut-looms-South-Africas-Cape-Town.html"’Day Zero’ water shut-off looms in South Africa and locals queue up at taps as reality sets in that Cape Town may be the worl…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 29, 2018 kotka73 0

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/art … -Town.html"’Day Zero’ water shut-off looms in South Africa and locals queue up at taps as reality sets in that Cape Town may be the world’s first major city to run dry."Can you imagine that in any …

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 29, 2018 Illini Warrior 0

Flightnurse1 wrote:After reading up more on the situation, it seems now gangs are moving in to water distribution points and water is becoming bitcoin. The country never thought to drill wells and desalination plants are not opening for years. Going t…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 29, 2018 Flightnurse1 0

After reading up more on the situation, it seems now gangs are moving in to water distribution points and water is becoming bitcoin. The country never thought to drill wells and desalination plants are not opening for years. Going to be a lot learned …

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 29, 2018 Flightnurse1 0

After reading up more on the situation, it seems now gangs are moving in to water distribution points and water is becoming bitcoin. The country never thought to drill wells and desalination plants are not opening for years. Going to be a lot learned …

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 29, 2018 daaswampman 0

Drought is only one of the problems! Nor is it just race or black and white. When our system finally grinds to a halt, being the odd man out (successful or conservative) – will get you killed in a hurry.South African Farm MurdersSouth Africa has an…

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 28, 2018 rickdun 0

Been watching it for while, here’s a good article on that and what they are expecting in the future, don’t sound too good for them:https://mashable.com/2018/01/24/cape-to … 29wa8pqiqrStatistics: Posted by rickdun — Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:21 pm

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Water • Re: Impending disaster in south africa

January 28, 2018 dmwalsh568 0

Been reading about it. Long term drought plus not enough conservation equals impending SHTF. Last I heard once the reservoir drops to 10% left they’ll shut off the taps and only allow people to collect 50 liters per person per day at predetermined dis…

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Water • Impending disaster in south africa

January 28, 2018 Flightnurse1 0

Hey all, anyone else watching the unfolding disaster of Cape Town S. Africa running out of water by April 2018? Can’t imagine 4 million people without water. Didn’t they realize this was coming!Statistics: Posted by Flightnurse1 — Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:0…

Comparing Water Filters for SHTF!

January 27, 2018 gman 0

Comparing Water Filters for SHTF
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below
We all know the Rule of Three.  We all know we need water for drinking and sanitation.  As preppers, we all know the one gallon of water per person per day mo…

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Water • LifeStraw Water Filters

January 10, 2018 markmsan09 0

LifeStraw has a variety of products that are excellent for different situations. For a survival situation It is great to have some of the personal water filters along with something bigger like the lifestraw mission. Both of these water filtration sys…

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Water • LifeStraw Water Filters

January 10, 2018 markmsan09 0

LifeStraw has a variety of products that are excellent for different situations. For a survival situation It is great to have some of the personal water filters along with something bigger like the lifestraw mission. Both of these water filtration sys…

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Water • Homemade Life Straw Type Water Filter

December 16, 2017 ReadyMom 0

There was a conversation about the Life Straw vs the Sawyer Mini, on an "A.N.T.S" thread for the book ‘One Second After'( click on blue link, to read) I looked at the Sawyer Mini after reading that thread, and like the Sawyer one better. To…

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. :)

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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