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Old 01-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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How about a bottle of iodine tablets. We always carried them in the army. Small, light and cheap. They don't filter the water but makes it safe to drink. Mmm mmmm nothing like drinking water with chunks of debris in it lol
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How about a bottle of iodine tablets. We always carried them in the army. Small, light and cheap. They don't filter the water but makes it safe to drink. Mmm mmmm nothing like drinking water with chunks of debris in it lol
You could filter water through a piece of cloth into a container and then add the iodine tab to kill any bugs etc. That way no chunks. You need to be prepared for any situation. One thing for sure. You don't want to drink tainted water. It will make you very sick and you don't need that in a survival situation. You've got to be at the top of your game when things go bad.
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Good idea with filtering the water through some cloth. We didn't stop in the army long enough for that lol
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Good ideas with the iodine tablets guys! They also supposed to slow the effects of radiation. Would be good to have handy in case the nuclear power plant a couple towns over goes down.
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Good ideas with the iodine tablets guys! They also supposed to slow the effects of radiation. Would be good to have handy in case the nuclear power plant a couple towns over goes down.
As I understand it, you take the iodine tablets to fill the thyroid so that it doesn't absorb radiation as easily as it would if you didn't take the iodine. I need to read up on that again but that's kind of what I remembered about it.
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hmmm, I bet she could.....

Not a bad idea to have a couple for just incase, but there are other options. Even common household laundry bleach can purify water. I believe it's a drop of bleach per pint, then let it set for 20 minutes and good to drink. Of course I doubt that works if you're drinking sewage water. I'm talking to sterilize pond or stream water. In a bigger kit, I do have a gallon of bleach. You can also have different kits for different purposes. You may or may not be able to take all of them but in the event you can, it would suck knowing you coulda, woulda, shoulda after the fact.
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This is where we need like buttons! Thanks for the info hotrod.
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This is where we need like buttons! Thanks for the info hotrod.
Yep and supposedly we'll have that sometime
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Nice! I haven't even looked at that thread in awhile so I'm didn't know.
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