May 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm #15116
Several topics have touched on water matters but I would like to see this turn into a string about water before and after SHTF.
Here you will find about making a solar still for potable water:
Here are plans for a solar shower:
How to get fresh water out of thin air:
Another solar still plan:
RobinMay 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm #15124
Have you personally tried these?May 29, 2014 at 1:23 am #15129
I have done the solar still , it works , but takes a lot of plant matter , here in Arizona , the sun can be your friend or enemy . I have also used our 115 degree temps to purify water ………..it works …….then again , if its 115 temp , that means its 130 on the roof of a commercial building , much hotter yet for any microbes in a plastic bottle . Welcome to hell ……………..I mean Phoenix .May 29, 2014 at 1:30 am #15131
I’m planning to drill a shallow water well and a manual water pump:
How To Drill Your Own Water Well
77 web pages and 49 videos entirely devoted to helping you drill your own well
How To Get Well Water Without Electricity:
Big Bears Don't TreeMay 29, 2014 at 1:38 am #15135
I have done the solar shower and now working on still. Not sure which plan I will use. I also have 3 55 gallon drums linked together for catching rain from my roof. Anyone have a suggestion for getting rid of algae?
RobinMay 29, 2014 at 1:43 am #15137
Have you been using cholrine?May 29, 2014 at 2:34 am #15144
Nothing added to the rain water. I thought of putting goldfish in the barrels but could not find any to buy.
RobinMay 29, 2014 at 3:33 am #15145
Thanks Robin for your links.May 29, 2014 at 3:45 am #15147
A small amount of chlorine bleach would help with the algae but if you don’t want to use chemicals put something over your storage barrels to block out sunlight. Many pond treatments that remove algae are simply opaque dye that will not allow sunlight through the water. Plants gotta have sun to grow.May 29, 2014 at 4:13 am #15148
My brother has some in-laws that used to have a well drilling business. At their deer camp they have a 30 or so foot deep well that is cased with a 3″ pipe. They have a long skinny “bucket” that fits within the casing and is lowered by a rope down to the water. It is about 2 1/2 feet long and hold about a gallon of water. I wouldn’t want to have to fill a bath tub with it but it is an alternative to a pump in the event it gets damaged.
This is what they look like.May 29, 2014 at 12:26 pm #15156
Thanks. Will give it a shot.
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