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Discussion in 'Survival' started by 46camper, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    The doultan candle that I have starts pretty slow to be honest. Water will seep through it primed or not but it is a bit slow at first.

    But after running it overnight, isn't as bad.

    If the aquacrest is as good as the berkey's ratings, and is cheaper, that's good.

    I know this is off topic, but there is a stream that comes up often near our graveyard after a heavy rain or two.

    When I was growing up, we would regularly get a drink from it if it was running while we were working in the garden.

    Anyway, I used the zero water filter meter thing just to see how many parts per million (ppm) contaminents were in it while it was flowing full stream.

    I was amazed.

    The little meter thing read 004.

    For giggles, I checked a commercial bottled water.

    It was 012.

    My uncles well water was 028.

    My city water read 120 something. :doh:
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  2. cmcdonald

    cmcdonald Forum Moderator Staff Member Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    That's good info. I won't waste the $40 bucks on a stupid hand pump.

    We used to do that as kids too. There were even logging camps a long way upstream from our cabin...I drank from that small river (very small) every summer growing up...nary a gut twinge...ever.

    In a fast flowing creek or river there is so much silt, sand and rocks the water gets a good filtering. Nature does it best.
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  3. John A.

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  4. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber .270 WIN

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    I have a Berkey and a Katadyn. One can't be too careful about water.
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  5. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Without water nothing else will matter.

    When you think of immigration add water to the equation.
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