posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 11:04 AM
I almost decided to NEVER post in survival again due ot the " you can live on a mason jar of sprouts" comments.. BUT I saw a thread concerning this
and thought Id give the facts and some methods.. since I read some BS. LOL! Im not imbedding all of the youtubes so dial up or slower connections can
If you keep up with this sort of thing.. the major radioactive substances like Strontium 90, Iodine 131 and Cesium 137, are being found more and more
in our ingestibles and are the major substances to be found in many disaster scenarios. Your main ways of dealing with this on your own when youre not
being handed fresh water are : reverse osmosis, water purification iodine based tablets, natural filtration, Ion exchange filtration, and
distillation. Many substances like Iodine 131 turn into gas.. and thats more difficult to get out.. but the more you can get out.. the better your
changes are. Some removal of contaminants is better than none.. you wont ever have "pure" water when we are talking things on the molecular
level..so we're talking a 90-95% filtration process having said that Ill give a few links here.. research them and come up with your own homebrew
filtration system that suits your needs.
Ive actually tested this one myself.. works fine and a simple concept thatsx cheap and you can do in a pinch:
Zeolite filter.. if youre doing a staging purification.. like filter down technique.
Use bleach OR chlorine dioxide.. Chlorine dioxide kills off anthrax spore, ecoli, etc..
Now I used this.. as the first step in a filter down technique idea.. this first then the clay from the first llink. The more process you can run the
water through the more you can filter out the radioactive particles plus a bunch of other nasty junk.
Here's a DIY Berkey
Distillation. Im a big fan of distilled just due to removing of particulates and you can make injectibles with it in emergency medical situations.
Im a also a fresnel lense nutball. I get them off of junked bog screens, Built a solar fresnel oven with one too! LOL!
Super simple distiller
I made this for bout 50 bucks.. but if you salvages materials it would be cheaper.
As I go through this drive Ill post more. Hopefully this subject will be treated seriously and youll add your own homebrew system