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New research from the US has identified home hot water pipes and domestic hot water systems as a common source of Legionnaires’ disease. Although more often associated with the air conditioning systems fitted to hospitals and large office buildings,
Originally posted by davespanners
Doesn't water thats been standing and open for a while (like in a water tank) run the risk of being contaminated? I can't imagine water from an air conditioner would be too healthy either
Also you forget to mention drinking your own urine in that list it's sterile at least, thats the go to water source in any situationedit on 28-1-2011 by davespanners because: (no reason given)edit on 28-1-2011 by davespanners because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
reply to post by davespanners
Thanks for the link. Temperatures above 140 F seem to kill off the bacterium that causes Legionnaire's. So boiling it would definitely do the trick. If the electricity and/or gas are off, a backyard barbeque grill could be used to kill that organism.edit on 28-1-2011 by dr_strangecraft because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OneLife
I'm in Canada and heading in the bush shortly (which is relevant to what my take on it). My American cousins water is pretty contaminated with pollution and the like as it's the USA. My advice is to either have a ready bottle of some sort, glass, plastic, preferably something natural as I just don't believe in taking plastic into the wild at all.. Polluting is not my thing to do to Mother Nature. Anyways, you fill up the bottle with water from a lake and you dangle it above the water, keeping it moving constantly so it doesn't melt or anything and so it boils right up. Get out of the city ASAP once a disaster hits. Everyone else will be looting and pillaging and resourceful will be used right up. Boil the water of all the pollutants in it, it's vital for the health to manage the wilderness. Nature's a mean son of a gun just the way it's meant to be. Survival of the fittest. I myself use a whisky bottle. Just make sure to always keep it moving above the fire until it boils then it's good.
Originally posted by rebeldog
one source of water in an emergency is ground water..find the lowest place and start digging. water may appear in a day or 2.
Originally posted by spikey
But sure, i'm willing to agree that places such as death valley might be areas you'd wish to avoid in an emergency water shortage!
Most people don't know that even a 2ltr plastic drinks bottle can be used to boil water in.
The method is simple...take your plastic bottle, fill it completely to the very brim..that's crucial..absolutely *no* air can be in the bottle,
fit the lid back on,
and lay it flat in a fire...it won't melt, because there is no air and the water keeps the bottle from burning.