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    I have heard it said in many places that 1 gallon per person per day. Seems excessive, but when you factor in drinking, cleaning and use in dried food items, its probably right.

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    Question Normal use......................



    The US Goverment says that normal use of the average American is 3 to 5 gallons of water per day.
    Quote Originally Posted by USJudo View Post
    I have heard it said in many places that 1 gallon per person per day. Seems excessive, but when you factor in drinking, cleaning and use in dried food items, its probably right.
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    check out this site and view all there products. Price is right an very light gear. http://aquamira.com

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    Default some other equipment & methods

    http://www.whenshtf.com/showthread.p...-Bleach-Method
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dhznlV08Y0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6VaU..._order&list=UL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?src_vid...054&feature=iv

    also look up sawyer .01 filters on ebay the camper larger model and the back packer model ,these are good for virus's and germs.

    On the bleaching method you make the carbon filter to take out bleach and other chemicals after you kill the bugs, you get good tasteing water.

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    bump
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    Thanks, I really appreciate this thread.

    On my future homestead, I have a spring of very clean water that bubbles out of the ground, and so this will be a first-line of water defense, but since it is close to a road (despite being remote), it is good to work on the options.
    Little peeves me more than folks who pervert what is science for their political agendas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traprr View Post


    The US Goverment says that normal use of the average American is 3 to 5 gallons of water per day.
    That's insane, nobody drinks that much water http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283
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    Drinking water is a small % of use ... Washing people, clothes, cars, watering lawns, crops etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HatetosayItoldyouso... View Post
    Drinking water is a small % of use ... Washing people, clothes, cars, watering lawns, crops etc...
    I didn't think about washing up. In a STHF scenario, showers or bathing is goign to be a luxury though. I just need to know how much water I need to drink to live
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    A search for TBMed 577 will yield the DoD governing document for water treatment. I will agree with charcoal treatment, post Chlorine.

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