Category Archives: water purification

Learn How to Pasteurize Your Water Without Boiling

This is a update of an article that I posted several years ago on how to pasteurize your water.  It explains how you can pasteurize your water without bringing it to a boil.  In an emergency this little device can save … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification | Tagged | Leave a comment

Your Water has Failed What to Do Next?

The grid has just failed for one of many reasons, running from earthquakes to economic collapse.  You are without power and don’t know when it will come back on, but it appears that it will be at least several days.  … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification, well | Tagged | 1 Comment

Purifying Water with Chlorine Bleach and Pool Chlorine

A lot of this information has been posted on this blog in the past, however I still get questions on it so I thought I would cover purifying water with chlorine again. I see FEMA, the American Red Cross and … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification | Tagged | Leave a comment

The 20 liter Collapsible Swiss Water Bladder.

For at least the last 15 years or so I have used the Swiss Military Issue 20 Liter (5.28 US Gallon) collapsible water bladder when I go camping.  It is my understanding that the Swiss Army used these flexible rubber … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification | Tagged | 4 Comments

Rainwater Collecting can Provide Water for Drinking an Other Uses

In California, we are finally starting to get a bit of rain.  Not enough to break the drought, but enough that you should start thinking about how to collect rainwater.  When I was a child living in South Africa, we … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in gardening, water purification | Tagged | 1 Comment

The Berkey Official Response to the Toledo Ohio Algae Bloom.

I don’t normally put up information from other sources, but here is Berkey Response to the Toledo Ohio Algae Bloom.  It sounds like their filter would have worked under the circumstances, but read the article and make up your own mind. … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification | Tagged | Leave a comment

Storing Water May be Your Most Important Prep

Periodically, I try to stress the need for storing water.  Over the last few years, we have seen several incidents that show how easy our infrastructure can fail.  Last Jan the water was cut off to hundreds of thousands of residences … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification | Tagged | 3 Comments

Some Thoughts on Storing Water for Emergencies.

This year with the drought, I am watching streams and other water sources disappear.  I have lived in this area for over 30 years and have talked with people who have lived here much longer and no one can remember … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification | Tagged | 3 Comments

Homemade Water Filters can be Effective, if Combined with Sodis

Periodically I see various plans to make  homemade water filters published on the internet.  Having studied a little on the subject of water filtration I am extremely skeptical about them being reliable for water purification as many people claim. Normally … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification | Tagged | Leave a comment

Calcium Hypochlorite for Treating Drinking Water, The Good and the Bad

For several years, I have seen many people recommending calcium hypochlorite for water purification.  They are providing correct information in that calcium hypochlorite will treat water if used correctly.  A pound of it will treat thousands of gallons of water … Continue reading

Read More...
Posted in water purification | Tagged | Leave a comment