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Don't feel alone.. Even though we're allowed firearms, if you use them you must be prepared to face the possible consequences.
Originally posted by Dar Kuma
In the reality over here you cant even defend yourself as the criminals have more rights than you do.
Remember, when seconds matter, the police are minutes away. And it’s lighter to carry around a gun than to carry around a police officer. The police are never around when you need them; their primary job now is clean-up and forensics. They appear after the crime is over (and you’re wounded or dead) to investigate what happened. Our lawmakers don’t seem to understand this fact. The police are good for lots of things, protection from violent crime isn’t one of them. Our lawmakers will neither provide each of us with our own personal police officer 24/7 nor allow us to protect ourselves and something will give at some point, until then, we still need to do what we can to protect ourselves - and part that now means being willing to accept the current consequences for protecting ourselves.
Originally posted by thelibra
I just wanted to address this right quick, don't re-use your old milk jugs to store water. Proteins from the milk leech into the plastic and feed bacteria in the water when you fill it, making any long-term storage (weeks or more) a dangerous haven for microbes and such in a milk jug. Same goes for fruit juice containers. You can recycle them in other ways, just don't use them to store water. Instead, use 2-liter soda bottles, as those lack the proteins milk and juice have.
Containers That Can be Used for Water Storage
Food-grade plastic or glass containers are suitable for storing water. One-, three- and five-gallon water containers can be purchased from most outdoor or hardware stores. Any plastic or glass container that previously held food or beverages such as 2-liter soda bottles or water, juice, punch or milk jugs, also may be used. Stainless steel can be used to store water which has not been or will not be treated with chlorine; chlorine is corrosive to most metals.
Clean used containers and lids with hot soapy water. Once the containers have been thoroughly cleaned, rinse them with water and sanitize the containers and lids by rinsing them with a solution of 1 tablespoon chlorine bleach per gallon of water. Leave the containers wet for two minutes, then rinse them again with water. Remember to remove the paper or plastic lid liners before washing the lids. It is very difficult to effectively remove all residue from many containers, so carefully clean hard-to-reach places like the handles of milk jugs. To sanitize stainless steel containers, place the container in boiling water for 10 minutes. Never use containers that previously held chemicals.
Originally posted by LLoyd45
I did want to address the issue of recycling milk jugs for water storage though. As long as you clean them properly, they're just as safe as soda bottles and will hold almost twice as much.
If you decide to re-use storage containers, choose two-liter plastic
soft drink bottles – not plastic jugs or cardboard containers that
have had milk or fruit juice in them. The reason is that milk
protein and fruit sugars cannot be adequately removed from these
containers and provide an environment for bacterial growth when
water is stored in them.
Originally posted by LLoyd45
Obviously there's some disagreement on the topic. I've used them for years without any harmful effects, and so have many of my neighbors.
Originally posted by toasted
All things are coming to pass, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, flooding, food shortages, weird diseases....just think about how many people don't even give it a second thought!...as if it were normal!