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Does Water go bad?

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posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 12:38 PM

Originally posted by bergle
There is a reusable,and reasonably cheap drinking straw that purifys water as you suck it up.....itfilters even viruses of most types too.
They are going to be a great boon to the third world......check em out...

could you post a thread to this strawl filter?

posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 08:00 AM
just to clarify things a bit water does not go bad. yes it can be contaminated and it can be inhabited by living things but except for a very few chemicals and radioactivity you can reclaim water that looks like muck and smells like sh** . you just need the proper equipment for most the equipment to reclaim the worst septic tank water is not going to be affordable but water that is just musty or cloudy can be filtered quite easily with hand pump type camping filters or through more laborious home made filters you can research on the net just google water +filtration. water cannot go bad like milk or mayonase the water on the planet you see now is the same water the dinosaurs saw just recycled a few times.

posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 11:52 AM
I read last year that the plastic bottles leech benzene after a certain period of time. I believe it was less than six months.

A Google search or something akin to it should turn up the article in question.

posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 03:21 PM
Just one more question about water purification tabs, the ones we were issued in the military (puritabs) made the water very very bad tasting... even the food you made from water purified with those tasted afful. Do all of these tabs have this side effect?

Ps. After a few trys with these tabs, we just boiled the water... or raided some poor infantry units water supply

posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 04:05 PM
Bleach works for purification, but I don't remember the correct ratio.


posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 06:28 PM
The ratio of bleach to water is about 5-8 drops of regular, unscented bleach per gallon (none of that lemon crap, or forest fresh, or whatever - just plain bleach).

You kinda have to play it by ear. The water should have a faint bleach scent when you're done. Then, you allow it to 'air out' for fifteen minutes or so, and most of the bleach should evaporate, after having killed the nasties floating around.

2-3 drops/quart, 5-8 drops/gallon. If the water is disgusting, cloudy or dirty, you can double the amount of bleach added, and let it sit out longer, to insure against sickness.

Drinking the water right after you put the bleach in is a very bad idea.

The answer to the question posed by this thread, in one word: yes.

Water should be rotated out after 6 months to a year. Just drink the oldest stuff you have stored, and keep adding to the stash.

posted on Feb, 28 2009 @ 09:47 PM
reply to post by Diseria

Thats crap it doesn't mean its unusable, when it sitts in the sun, it might evaporate, if the lid is off. I think, people asume that because gets all warm and tastes like # if its in a plastic bottle

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