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Has anybody tried putting a drop of bleach in water to “clean” it? How effective is it? [R]1 week, 2 days agosticky-bit posted submission on Survival.
March 20, 2020
I’ve heard of this trick and wondered how it compared to water purification tablets, the life straw, or anything similar.
March 22, 2020
IIRC, most of the MRE fruity drink mixes have Vitamin C in them.
Here's a civilian kit (Big River site for picture only, not a referral link):
This will do only 50 liters of water the same way as the military pills.
In a slightly larger space you can fit this:
Does 2000 liters of water, but you need to supply your own Vitamin C.
There's a thermometer on the side of the glass container to tell you how much to add, and then you fill the glass jar up again with impure water and let it become a saturated solution again. Unfortunately the container has to be glass, but if you lose the lid you can replace it with one off a bleach bottle or other product. It's a common lid.
Rest of the process (the wait, loosen the canteen cap, etc) is exactly the same as your training.
Taste of sanitizer [R]2 years, 2 months agoPopNLochNessMonsta posted submission on Homebrewing.
Jan. 8, 2018
Hellos, novice brewer here. I have brewed four times, and each time there’s a flavor in the back that I think is the iodine sanitizer that I use, but I am not sure.
I do the correct dilution of the sanitizer, and first clean everything thoroughly (of course), and then sanitize it with the iodine spray. It says to leave it on on the bottle, so I leave it for a little until it dries clear, but I am wondering if there is anything else I should do.
I’m pretty sure the flavor is sanitizer because I have brewed different beers each time and they always come out with that little bit of extra flavor in the back, and I’m pretty sure it’s not the bottles because the beer does taste the same in each bottle.
Help? Thanks guys.
EDIT: I am using starsan, I think it’s still iodine based. It is brown in the bottle.
Also, I usually use water from water jugs bought at there supermarket, and I’ve used tap water from Boston, MA, and the taste happens both times. The staleness could be an issue, I used kits that had been sitting around a while.
Jan. 8, 2018
>BTW if properly diluted it shouldn’t be causing the OP’s issue, right?
Yeah I can't imagine the taste of diluted iodophor is detectable. My money is on old extract or some kind of metal contact, just based on what I remember these things tasting like.
I need some advice on the kit I'm building [R]5 years, 5 months agoshufflin_ posted submission on preppers.
Oct. 18, 2014
Hi all, I'm a beginner prepper and I'm trying to build a kit. With the whole Ebola thing happening, I wanted to make sure I'm prepared. Additionally, I live in an earthquake-prone city, so I wanted to build a kit that is more generic rather than specialized for Ebola. I wanted some advice to see what you guys think of the kit I've built so far, as well as stuff that I might have missed or stuff that is unnecessary. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I'm getting only 4 MRE's for now to try them out, but will be getting more once I know they're good.
I live in a rented apartment on a high floor in a major city in the US.
I want to prepare for at least 2 people (me and my SO)
I'm listing all the stuff from Amazon since I don't know of any other places to buy stuff from, but if there are sites that have better versions or cheaper versions of my items, please let me know.
Here's what I have so far:
|4||Sure-Pak MRE Full Meal Kit with Heater-Single Meal||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005Q2SVDU|
|1||Bear Motion BMXLN-288DS Self-Powered Dynamo AM/FM Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger - Yellow||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CMMMJU|
|1||Purell Pump Bottle, Original, 8 Ounce (Pack of 12)||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XIXJOG|
|1||Ultimate Survival Technologies JetScream Whistle - Orange - 2 Count||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NH04BI2|
|1||3M 1860S Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask, Small, Box of 20||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00282XMHQ|
|1||Liberty 2022W Nitrile Industrial Glove, Powder Free, Disposable, 8 mil Thickness, 12" Length, Large, Blue (Box of 50)||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9PDFBU|
|1||Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00002ND64|
|1||Leatherman 831426 Wingman Multi-Tool||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DI0XM4|
|1||Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DT6TEK|
|1||Rayovac Sportsman LED Lantern SE3DLN||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018S4XIS|
|1||Dorcy 41-2510 Floating Waterproof LED Flashlight with Carabineer Clip, 55-Lumens, Yellow Finish||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039PV1QK|
|1||The Complete First Aid Kit Ansi First Aid Kit||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043X5WK8|
|1||UCO Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case, 25 Stormproof Matches and 3 Strikers - Dark Green||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004P5XOTA|
|1||waterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage (100 Gallons)||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AXLUX2|
|1||Sawyer Products SP181 PointOne All-in-One Filtration Kit with 32-Ounce Squeezable Pouch||http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TZ86M6|
Oct. 19, 2014
Thank you for the update on the solar charger. My room gets a lot of sunlight, but I will make sure to test it out thoroughly.
I'll amend my plan so that I don't only rely on the waterBob. I'll also store water in water gallon containers, in addition to the waterBob which I may or may not use.
Can I use the bleach to decontaminate the water? Or something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009I3T3S
[Contest] Camping Woohoo! (please help me...) [R]5 years, 11 months agoobie_wankenobie posted submission on Random_Acts_Of_Amazon.
April 28, 2014
So I'm leaving on the 3rd of May to go camping for a week and I wanted to get y'alls advice and tips for outdoor fun times. Please enter with any tips you may have from your camping experiences. For example, tips on how to make hauling firewood easier, fishing tips in freshwater and springs, how to keep the bugs at bay, etc.
To make it more specific- I will be camping in the woods in Florida, primitive tent camping with no toilets, showers, or running water. I plan to kayak and swim a lot in the nearby lakes and springs, I plan to fish at least twice in those same waters, and I will be chopping and hauling enough wood for 5-6 hours worth of campfire time every damn day. So I especially want advice on how to make the wood hauling easier x_x
Any advice is welcome, I'll end this on Wednesday afternoon EST. Winner will be most helpful advice, I'll pick something around $5. May be more than one winner depending on the response, or if I feel like it cause I'm allowed to gift who I wanna.
Thanks RAOA family!
April 28, 2014
Water purification tablets are a godsend. They're lighter than bottles of water, and are chemically designed to keep you from getting sick. If nothing else, bring those along.
Also, bring sunscreen! Nothing is more miserable than a bad sunburn.
When it comes to food, be careful with how you handle it. Someone mentioned Jiffypop, and it reminded me of the time when my mom spilled a little on the ground, and then a family of raccoons decided to attack us. So, just be careful with accidentally dropping food.
I'd also look up and make a list/map of doctors, hospitals, and stores nearby, and know how long it'd take you to get to each one. I know the plan is to be roughing it, but if you forget something majorly important (like, bugspray) it's easier to find it if you already have the directions ready to go. And the doctors/hospitals? Well, that's just a safety thing. It helps to have even if you don't use it, because if you know the nearest hospital is an hour and a half drive away, you're going to be a hell of a lot more careful than if you assumed it was 20 min.
I'm assuming people know where you're going, but make sure to tell someone who isn't going where exactly you're going, and when you should come back and stuff. If you go missing, someone will know all the relevant information that may help save your life.
I hope you have a great time!
ok so they didn't have purifying tablets an I'm leaving on a weekend trip to the at so I was wondering if these were safe to use as purifying tablets, although it says to rinse out and fill with clean water. and it also has a warning saying it contains allergens called persulfates [R]6 years agojason22internet posted submission on backpacking.
March 19, 2014
March 19, 2014
Those are not designed to purify water.
You want these guys: http://www.amazon.com/Potable-Aqua-Water-Purification-Tablets/dp/B0009I3T3S/
filter? check out the Sawyer Mini: http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-SP128-Filtration-System/dp/B00FA2RLX2
if you're in a pinch, do a little homework with using ordinary bleach ... or prepare to boil
Help planning a short winter camping trip [R]6 years, 3 months agojason22internet posted submission on CampingandHiking.
Dec. 27, 2013
I posted a few weeks back about finding a good place to hike/camp in my area. I've narrowed it down to four options:
My friend and I are beginners so we aren't sure which would be appropriate. I am leaning towards Little Schloss right now. We are planning on 2 days of hiking and 1 night camping. So, for instance, we could arrive in the afternoon and camp at the close site to parking at Little Schloss and save the big hike for the next day, or arrive early (we do have to drive about 2 hours) and hike longer on the first day. Which hike would you recommend and how should we tackle it?
How should we prepare for the trip? I've read guides such as this one although that seems geared towards more intense winter weather than we would experience. I will head to REI to rent/buy any equipment we need, but I'm not sure about what to bring. How does my list look?
Sleeping Bags (probably -15 degree F rated)
Headlights + Flashlight/lantern
Bottles (possibly a camelbak)
Tent - 2 person 4 season tent
Camp stove + Fuel (will probably buy this one on amazon prime.)
Food: Instant Oatmeal, Powdered Milk, Peanuts, peanut butter,
Turkey, Cheese, bread, instant soup, knorr pasta sides, what else? Any good meal ideas?
Clothing: winter hat (beanie), wool socks, insulated boots, gloves, water proof outer jacket, sweater, pants(what type?), long underwear
Sleeping pads (not sure if this is necessary or something we can skip) edit: will definitely bring.
cell phone in case of emergency
printed trail maps
first aid kit
What else do I need to know/do to prepare for the trip? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
Thanks for all the help, you all are awesome. I am editing the list a little. Some other questions I thought of:
How do you guys normally wake up? Naturally? What if I want to wake up to get an early start on the day?
What granola or protein bars a best to bring?
How much water should we bring? Or should we bring a water purification system?
Should we make a fire? Even if not necessary it could be fun. What equipment to we need or whats the best way? I'm assuming a lot of the wood will be damp.
Dec. 27, 2013
>How do you guys normally wake up?
I typically wake up with the sun. Sometimes it's nice to sleep in late and sometimes it's nice to get up early and hit the trail.
>What granola or protein bars a best to bring?
For an overnight hike, grab your favorites.
>How much water should we bring? Or should we bring a water purification system?
This depends on how much source water you have. If none, I would lean towards a gallon per person, maybe more. If plenty of source water is available, maybe 1-2 quarts. I would suggest bringing two water purification systems (still lighter than carrying water). One filter type and one tablet type. Any filter type water purification system will be ruined if frozen, so you may need to sleep with the filter.
>What else do I need to know/do to prepare for the trip?
Tell someone where you're going and when you'll be back. Consider bringing a compass/thermometer.
If it is well below freezing, consider insulating the tubing of your CamelBak. Consider bringing favorite instant hot beverage (and cup, I use a plastic mug because it's inexpensive and lightweight). Consider eating 100+ yards away from your tent to help keep animals away from your sleeping area. Consider hanging your food in a tree (as opposed in your tent). Or better yet, put the BBQ sauce in your buddy's tent (you should be fine in this scenario).
Water Filtration? [R]6 years, 3 months agojason22internet posted submission on CampingandHiking.
Dec. 17, 2013
I've done plenty of camping and i am trying to get into hiking more. The last thing that i need to purchase is a water filtration system. What would you guys recommend?
Dec. 17, 2013
I'm a huge fan of the gravity filters. I find them much nicer to use than a manual pump. Just scoop up some water, hang it on a tree, and let gravity do the rest. There are a few different models out there. I personally use this one... http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr/water-treatment-and-hydration/basecamp-water-treatment-and-hydration/autoflow-gravity-filter/product ... Also, I recommend getting the purification tablets just in case, but make sure you get the two-part tablets (the second tablet takes out the chemical taste of the first tablet). Like these..... http://www.amazon.com/Potable-Aqua-Water-Purification-Tablets/dp/B0009I3T3S/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1387320777&sr=8-2&keywords=water+tablets
I'm a budget wilderness backpacker/buschrafter and I did lots of reorganizing and cleaning out packs last night. Thought I'd show my "core" kit that never really changes between terrain or season. (Missing my cook pot and compass) [R]6 years, 3 months agojason22internet posted submission on CampingandHiking.
Dec. 3, 2013
Dec. 4, 2013
+1 for the 2-part tablets, the 2nd tablet does well in removing the chemical flavors. like these .... http://www.amazon.com/Potable-Aqua-Water-Purification-Tablets/dp/B0009I3T3S/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1386198157&sr=8-2&keywords=water+tablets
I found what you were missing. [R]6 years, 7 months agoRebootkid posted submission on funny.
Aug. 13, 2013
Aug. 13, 2013
Enh. give me my purification tablets, and pretty much, yeah. I use these when camping, and have ingested some.. questionable.. water
Although, if you carry a water bottle with a built in carbon filter, after using these tablets, it does make things much more palatable.
22/M/Student EDC album [R]6 years, 9 months agowunami posted submission on EDC.
June 14, 2013