Author Topic: Finding water in the wilderness  (Read 8968 times)

Lori

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Finding water in the wilderness
« on: April 15, 2010, 06:38:59 AM »
This is an interesting article.  Its very informative.


http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/survival/wilderness/how-to-find-water.htm

Lori,  Great site and good basic information.   

I remember somewhere that Oxfam or Care were  giving out a water purifier that you simply put in the water and sucked on to drink.  They were passing them out in Africa.   They might be good to have on hand in our survival kits.
As a backpacker I have a water filter pump and several replacement filters.
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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 10:31:00 AM »
Lori I liked the Phil West video when he talks about testing food, I have heard most of this before but you can never hear info. like this to much when you are in a high stress situation if it is not ingrained in your brain you are in trouble. Thanks

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 11:22:13 AM »
I havn't been able to get any of theses kits yet.  I would love too, though as soon as we can.


 

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 02:13:00 PM »
Lori I liked the Phil West video when he talks about testing food, I have heard most of this before but you can never hear info. like this to much when you are in a high stress situation if it is not ingrained in your brain you are in trouble. Thanks

1969quartz0  this is a really good point. If a person is not prepared to test food he might stuff it into his mouth.
If does not have a way to test or to immediately purify water, he might be glugging something down he shouldn't...
Thanks

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 05:28:54 PM »
I have went two days without food or drink,,, not drinking did not seem to bother me very much.
But did have a very dry mouth.
I did have a straw that allowed you to suck water from whatever source was at hand. Not sure of the name of it. Bought it like 15 years ago, and added it to my preps and forgot about it.
Will have to dig it out at some point and see if it is still good. Some filters have a shelf life.

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 10:07:22 AM »
Some places to check out for testing

http://filter.filtersfast.com/search?w=water+testing

http://www.air-n-water.com/water-testing-kit.htm

No matter what you will want some way to purify your drinking water and this is the one of the better systems. 
http://www.lifesaversystems.com/buy.html
Watch this video and you will be buying the bottle.

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 12:34:16 PM »
ICON and also Carl, very useful info on the drinking water purifier straw.
Going to get some of those.
All The Best,

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010, 07:37:17 AM »
This is a small picture of what can/will happen and there wasn't even a quake;  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36891181/ns/local_news-cleveland_oh/

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2010, 09:25:47 AM »
Now that is really something to think about.
People need to prepare and prepare now.
Numero Uno is a stash of water. One thing that is good is a kit you can open up and pop into your tub. It provides a sanitary casing on the tub then you fill it with tap water while you still have it. Holds many gallons. The kit has a cover for the water, and a spigot, I think. Not pushing any particular product just to give an idea
for those who may not have heard of these:
http://www.aquapodkit.com/


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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2010, 10:19:37 AM »
Sorry for my absence.

It seems the water issue is fairly well covered with the different links.

The main issue is being prepared and knowing what to do.

I am not sure how much more one can be.   You need to have water stored all the time now matter what and then you need to be able to make any water drinkable in the future.

If things happer like they are saying it might then maybe I will end up saving urine and filtering that to survive.
I have a filter thats claims I can do this but things have not gotten bad enought for me to try it. :D
Just a thought.

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2010, 10:33:56 AM »
Now that is really something to think about.
People need to prepare and prepare now.
Numero Uno is a stash of water. One thing that is good is a kit you can open up and pop into your tub. It provides a sanitary casing on the tub then you fill it with tap water while you still have it. Holds many gallons. The kit has a cover for the water, and a spigot, I think. Not pushing any particular product just to give an idea
for those who may not have heard of these:
http://www.aquapodkit.com/


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This is a GREAT idea and holds 65 gallons of reserve water for emergencies !!!

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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2010, 06:29:55 PM »
I didn't see this in any forum search, wondering if you have seen this:

http://www.ecoloblue.com/

This would work for water anywhere without a natural source. You need power, but can run on solar, which they sell.
It isn't cheap, but if you want to have a valuable resource to barter with fresh water would be tops.

I figure if you have the solar setup, and the SHTF with regards to weather, perhaps you can pull then panel in high winds to prevent damage and then replace one things have settled, and be up and running with water.

maybe this needs to go to a devices type page, but seemed relevant here too.


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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2010, 06:37:16 PM »
I didn't see this in any forum search, wondering if you have seen this:
http://www.ecoloblue.com/
This would work for water anywhere without a natural source. You need power, but can run on solar, which they sell.
It isn't cheap, but if you want to have a valuable resource to barter with fresh water would be tops.
I figure if you have the solar setup, and the SHTF with regards to weather, perhaps you can pull then panel in high winds to prevent damage and then replace one things have settled, and be up and running with water.
maybe this needs to go to a devices type page, but seemed relevant here too.
Welcome mdahlen. The solar set up is nice as is the regular tho as you say a tad pricey.
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Re: Finding water in the wilderness
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2010, 07:37:49 PM »
Another possibility:  Air Wells, or Dew Condensers.
For example:  http://www.opur.fr/  and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_well_(condenser) .  Or google "air well" for more sources of info and designs.