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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel
During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled. Many folks shared memories of rain barrels, cisterns, hand pumps and drawing water with a well bucket as a child, usually on grandpa and grandma’s farm. Some said they’d never want to rely again on those old-time methods of getting water. But, at least they knew how it was done. It seems we have lost much practical knowledge in the last 50 or so years because we thought we’d never need it again. A tattered, 4-inch thick, 1909 book I happily secured for $8 in a thrift store reveals, among umpteen-thousand other every-day skills, how to make homemade water filters. The “wholesome” observation applies to plants, too. 100-year-old instructions Free online reading Related:  WaterWater IsuePrepping Info

Best Ways To Water Your Garden | Reclaim, Grow, Sustain In summer, when there usually isn't enough rain to forgo watering all together and the heat is testing your plants, there is a temptation to inundate your soil with a constant flow of water. And it seems most give in to this instinct, abiding to daily waterings of their gardens without question. But with a lack of rain comes a need for water conservation. And oddly enough, less watering isn't actually counterintuitive to plant health. Just think about the vegetation outside your garden, most of it flourishes even with the reduced rainfall of summer. So in those peaceful moments when you've got your watering can in hand and you're lovingly showering your plants, the water gently pooling and sinking into the soil, perhaps you might consider whether you're making the best use of your water. How frequently should I water my garden? How much water do plants need? Where's the best spot to water a plant? When is the best time to water your garden? Water when it will do the most good, of course.

DIY: Field-Expedient Water Filter We all know how important water is in a survival situation. Without it, you don’t stand to last long. One question I get on this blog from time to time is: “If I were stuck out in the bush how would I go about making a field-expedient or homemade version of a water filter similar to the commercial varieties made by companies like Katadyn or Berkey.” I assume they mean making a filter that can eliminate biological nasties like Cryptosporidium or Giardia. If that’s what you’re after, boiling is the only tried and true method of water purification out in the bush. The Limitations and Uses of a Field-Expedient Water Filter In reality, there is no way to get a field-expedient water filter to replicate the filtration performance (in terms of microorganisms filtered out) that you’d get out of a commercial one, but it DEFINITELY doesn’t mean these filters are useless. And this, my friends, is where a field-expedient filter would come in real handy. How to Make a Field-Expedient Water Filter

Simple Pine Branches Can Filter Out 99% of Bacteria Producing Clean Water If you’ve run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip, there’s a simple solution: Break off a branch from the nearest pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through the stick. The improvised filter should trap any bacteria, producing fresh, uncontaminated water. In fact, an MIT team has discovered that this low-tech filtration system can produce up to four liters of drinking water a day — enough to quench the thirst of a typical person. In a paper published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, the researchers demonstrate that a small piece of sapwood (the youngest wood of a tree which serves to move water up from the roots) can filter out more than 99 percent of the bacteria E. coli from water. They say the size of the pores in sapwood — which contains xylem tissue evolved to transport sap up the length of a tree — also allows water through while blocking most types of bacteria. Tapping the flow of sap Sapwood may offer a low-cost, small-scale alternative.

How to Make Pinhole Glasses with Duct Tape Prepper Dome How to Make Pinhole Glasses with Duct Tape Posted on May 11, 2014 Written by Leave a Comment If you wear glasses eventually at some point you will end up breaking them, especially in a shtf situation and if you don’t have a spare set you could be in a world of trouble. Pinhole glasses aren’t some new discovery, people have known for some time now that looking through a tiny hole can sharpen your vision. So if you find yourself with broken glasses you can make a pair using some duct tape, so check out the video below by the survival doctor showing you how to go about it. Source : Share this: Like this: Like Loading... You may also like ... How to Train Your Horse for Survival if SHTF DIY Survival: Make the Most of 7 Trash Items Survival Fishing – How to Make a Primitive Basket Fish Trap How to Make a Custom Leather Survival Knife Sheath How to Select and Use a Survival Machete About some survival myths NetworkedBlogs Speak Your Mind Are you ready ? Archives

Types of Water: Gray Water, Black Water and White Water" Sure, gray water sounds like something worth reusing, but what's in it exactly? First, let's draw the line between gray and black. The key difference between the two is that black water has come into contact with fecal matter. Gray water, on the other hand, has not come into contact with solid human waste. The line between white and gray, however, comes down to a number of possible additions made in the acts of washing, bathing, cooking and cleaning . ­If ­the household chemicals in gray water are kept to a minimum, most plants will be able to handle it. When everything you send down the drain winds up in your backyard, "environmentally friendly" certainly hits much closer to home.

Slow Sand Filtration For Water Treatment By Art Ludwig Background Although slow sand filtration technology has been widely used in Europe since the early 1800s, its current use in North America has been primarily limited to smaller communities in New England. The Manual of Design for Slow Sand Filtration provides state-of-the-art information on the feasibility of using this technology and on design, construction, and operations to best achieve desired production and performance. Slow sand filtration technology is especially appropriate for small communities that are required to use filtration to comply with new regulations. Safe Water From Every Tap Improving Water Service to Small Communities Committee on Small Water Supply Systems Water Science and Technology Board Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources National Research Council Evaluating Technologies For Small Systems A key component of a national pilot testing and verification program for package plants is standard protocols for equipment testing. Housing

Placering av vattenmätare - Miva Fritt och lättåtkomligt För att Miva ska kunna komma åt vattenmätaren vid avläsning, byte eller service ansvarar fastighetsägaren för att mätaren är lättåtkomlig. Det innebär att det måste finnas ett fritt utrymme runt mätaren, se illustration nedan. Mätaren får heller inte byggas in eller placeras bakom tung utrustning eller inredning. Fast monterad i konsol För att platsen för vattenmätaren ska vara godkänd måste vattenmätaren vara fast monterad i en vattenmätarkonsol. Byt ut opålitlig avstängningsventil Har du en avstängningsventil kallad LK580 ska den bytas av våtrumsbehörig fackman innan Miva kan utföra byte av vattenmätare. Uppvärmd plats Tänk även på att utrymmet där vattenmätaren sitter måste var uppvärmt så att mätaren inte fryser sönder. Ny placering eller bruten plombering Förändring av mätarplacering eller brytning av mätarens plombering får inte ske utan Mivas kännedom. Mätare i mätbrunn För mätare som är placerad i mätbrunn finns speciella anvisningar när det gäller placering.

How To Make a Pocket Stove from a Soda Can Introduction: So I'm sure that all of you have seen some of the articles out there about making camping/hiking stoves out of a soda can. I look at them all the time, but they have one big flaw. Most of them don't have enough pictures, don't explain how the stove works, and have very vague directions. I am going to try to write an article that contains all of these things, and is easy to understand. Cut the bottom off of one of the cans. Do the same with the other can. On one of the cans, you should crimp the top. Put the two bottoms of the cans together. Use a thumbtack to place a small hole in the lip of the upper can. Repeat this every 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch all the way around the can. Place a small group of holes (I used seven) in the center of the can that you just poked the holes around. DoneHow it works:The small group of holes that we cut on the top will be used for filling the stove.

Sprinkler System, made two pots Hace un tiempo vimos un antiguo sistema riego, conocido como “ollas”, es un sistema muy simple, con miles de años de uso, y que como muchas cosas simples, baratas y útiles, quedo en el olvido, quien no lo vio o no lo recuerde mirar: Sistema de riego, sin energía, sin plástico, sin necesidad de sol. Nuestra amiga Caroline, de Connecticut es una apasionada de la agricultura orgánica y quiso utilizar “ollas” en su huerto, al no poder conseguir las “ollas” en su ciudad, decidió que no hacia falta traerlas desde un sitio lejano, se le ocurrió que podía construir sus propias “ollas” utilizando macetas de barro, que son baratas y se encuentran disponible en casi todo sitio. Así que hoy compartimos con ustedes los resultados de este excelente bricolaje, para obtener un sistema de riego, eficiente y que da unos resultados excelentes. Lo primero es fácil, conseguir macetas de barro, terracota o como se llamen en nuestra localidad, como mínimo dos del mismo tamaño.

Improvised Rapid Sand Water Filter -Plastic bag, Birch bark, Poplar Bark etc. -Small Pebbles? -Sand? -Non poisonous Grasses -Charcoal leftover from a fire, or coal from a grill.? -Container to collect water as it drips out of filter. Creating an Improvised Rapid Sand Filter. Step 1 If you are using bark you need to cut out a square off the tree, and tie it into a cone, or funnel shape. Step 2 Gather materials together and begin to layer inside them inside the bag or bark cone. 1st layer should be non poisonous grass webbed or woven to catch particulates and some of the taste of the second layer. 2nd layer needs to be coal. 3rd layer Sand. 4th layer pebbles. 5th layer sand. 6th layer pebbles. 7th layer webbed or woven grass. Step 3 Secure your water container underneath the clean drip and pour water into the filter. Step 4 Drink your clean water and survive! {*style:<i> <b>Next Monday we will continue our series on Understanding Water. If you have any corrections, elaborations, ideas, or articles please feel free to contact me!

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