Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Planning the Next Project

The rain barrel system will be completed very soon. Once they are completed I will have to watch to be sure they are working correctly but I do not want to just be idle while waiting for the rain. I have made a commitment to be able to survive in the event of a catastrophe. I gave myself one year to meet this goal, so within one year I want to be at that point. With that being said, I do not want to simply wait for things to get done, I want to do them.

For my next project I plan to salvage and build a water filtration system. I do not have to have it available to me for everyday use right now, but I want to get it complete and have the materials available to me in the event of an emergency.

Why am I choosing this project to be next?

Let’s talk logistics here; a human can live for 3-4 days without water. In the event of a catastrophe I might not be able to be outside salvaging parts for a filter system for a few days possibly weeks depending on the circumstances. I would like to have this system available to me and ready to be quickly assembled or already ready to go as soon as I need it!

I will begin to study the ideas of creating a water filtration system that will be safe for my family.


  1. It is primitive but it works if you are in a crisis situation and in dire needs for water. You can stock up on chlorine tablets (calcium hypochlorite). Not sure of the dose so don't quote me, but I think one ~4oz tablet can treat ~100 gallons or so. Maybe a back-up if your filtration system fails?

  2. Yeah I agree! It is wise to have something like that with you, lest face it, if you would have to be mobile you are not going to lug a water filtration system with you! I have also read that liquid Clorox bleach that contains sodium hypochlorite and no soap or phosphates can be used to treat water. To do this you add 8 drops per gallon. You then let it stand for 30 minutes, after that time you smell it, if it has a strong chlorine smell you should let it stand for 15 more minutes. Iodine is another solution but if worse comes to worse just boil the water. I am going to post more about drinking water as time progresses. Thanks for the comment KSD! I hope you continue to follow my blog!