Cleaning water

Water, Beauty, Fountain, Fall, Summer

60% of the human body consists of water. A person can normally live without air for 3 minutes, water for 3 times, and food for 3 weeks. Obviously water is an excellent necessity for survival. Without some source of clean drinking water you may end up in dire straits. Pure clean water should be used to drink, cook, and wash with, (washing and hygiene dishes/other cooking supplies).

If you are in your home when an emergency situation arises you’ll want to check to see if you have water pressure. If you still have pressure you are going to want to fill up any container you can get your hands on with clean water. If you do not have pressure anymore, don’t fret there is still ways that you can access clean water.

1. Ice cubes in the freezer, and


3. Inside the hot water heater.

Even if the water pressure is off, there is still some water inside the water pipes in your home or apartment. However, you will also have to open the highest cold water faucet in your home to allow air to enter the cold water pipes so the water can flow out the water faucet into your collection container. This will drain all of the water out of your cold water pipes but NOT your hot water pipes.

Most hot water heaters contain 40 gallons of clean water. But BEFORE you can get it you MUST turn off the power or turn off the gas to your hot water heater, or you might start a fire. Then open the faucet at the bottom of the water heater to gain instant access to 40 gallons of reserve clean drinking water. This is sufficient emergency water to last a family of four for 20 days if they simply drink the water and don’t wash with it. This is the BEST source of reserve drinking water for the typical family because it is always being used and replaced inside the hot water heater prior to the emergency. Therefore it will be fresh and clean at the beginning of an emergency. (Note: Some hot water heaters don’t have an easy access water worth at their foundation. Prior to an emergency you should take a look at your hot water heater and determine whether you’re able to get to the water within your heater. If you can’t, then you might consider having a plumber install a normal water faucet value in the water line in the bottom of the hot water heater.)” .

There are many emergency drinking water storage containers like the Water BOB which you can buy and use in case of emergency. It holds up to 100 gallons of water and keeps up it to 4 weeks. The idea is to fill it until the disaster strikes.

How to make sure that your water is safe to drink:

If the water is not coming out of your kitchen faucet you will want to consider it unsafe to drink. Most water that is not coming from the kitchen faucet is infected with disease causing organisms; even if it looks clean.

Boiling Water:

The best way to make sure that all of the contaminants are killed is to boil water.

Water does not need to reach the boiling point to be safe to drink; just needs to reach 185 F (85 C). At this temp nearly all disease causing organisms are destroyed.

If water appears to be cloudy use 16 drops of bleach per gallon. As soon as you’ve added the bleach you will want to wait 1 hour for the bleach to kill all of the tiny organisms. If you can’t detect a faint smell of bleach then you might want to repeat the process by adding in the drops of bleach and waiting another hour. After 2nd hour if you still don’t smell faint bleach smell you will want to discard, since it contains to a lot of contaminants. (If you are stock piling bleach for this purpose remember to not buy too much at a time; bleach only has around 6-9 month shelf life).

Calcium Hypochlorite Granules 68% (Substance used to clean swimming pools):

These granules do not wash as efficiently as boiling water or chlorine bleach. Use pinch of granules into one gallon of water. After adding in the granules you will have to wait 1 hour. Once again if you can smell a faint chlorine smell then it’s safe to drink. If you can not detect a faint smell of chlorine you will want to discard; it’s unsafe to drink.

There are many purification systems which do a fairly effective job at purifying/eliminating contaminants. Typically the problem with purification systems is that they are expensive. One of my favourite water purification methods is the Berkey light. The system is intended for use during travel, outdoor activities, and in unexpected emergencies. The system can purify both treated and untreated raw water from sources such as streams and lakes.

Any disaster, whether big or small, may force us to go days, weeks or even possibly months without Your basic requirements. If you could not have access to them, would you be able to survive? Be prepared!

Any disaster, whether large or small, may force us to go days, weeks or even possibly months without food, water and or electricity. If you couldn’t have access to treated water, would you be able to survive? Be prepared!

Cakes make great presents

Cake Birthday Cake Sweet Beautiful Pink Pu

When a birthday, anniversary or any other occasion pops up, people know they should think of something good to give as a gift, but everyone appears to struggle until they develop an idea. There are a variety of unique presents to be given for occasions, such as gift certificates, day’s out, and toys or games for younger kids. Sometimes though the ideas fail to come, and no gifts are purchased until the final minute when actually the present turns out to be money or a cheque for someone to go and buy themselves a present. In these situations people have forgotten there is still one gift which is essential to the majority of situations, and always appreciated when folks get them, a cake.

They come in all kinds of flavours and varieties, meaning individuals have the opportunity to develop a taste for their favorite sort of cake. Cakes can be bought at most local supermarkets, saving people the time taken to create a cake, meaning that they can focus on more important matters, such as planning the rest of a party or purchasing their outfit. When buying a cake people will need to take care they do not buy one baked with sub-standard ingredients, since these cakes won’t taste nice at all which people will have the ability to notice.

Of course the easy solution to this problem is to not bother purchasing a cake at all, and just make one. For some this might seem like a foreign idea, but cake baking is among the most enjoyable cooking experiences you can find. The entire process is fun from beginning to end, and parents can involve their kids if they need, helping them to create smaller cakes for fun rather than for anybody to eat. By baking a cake people also get the chance to decorate their cake for their exact specifications, whereas with bought cake people must choose from the selection on offer exactly what their cake will look like, and what type it is.

When folks want a certain type of cake, or want a home baked one and do not want one bought from the shops, they need to be certain it’s been homemade. Often those planning a party will not have enough time to make a cake themselves, but a person could help them out, and secure themselves a great present idea at the same time by baking the cake for them. By providing a cake as a present you can set all your gift giving energy into making one amazing cake for all to enjoy, and help out the individual organising by taking a job away from them, leaving them with less to do, and for that reason, less to be worried about.

Vending Machines

Japan Vending Machine Beverage Vending MacIt seems all too easy to eat convenience foods from a local drive through restaurant, pick up a snack out of a corner store or perhaps from a vending machine. It is estimated that obesity rates for children is nearly 20 percent in america and this brings associated issues such as type 2 diabetes and heart problems in later life.

As a business it is more rewarding to stock the machine with tried and trusted best sellers, normally of the unhealthy variety that to risk low gains stocking less popular healthy alternatives.

Faculties and schools however have started to buck the trend and are insisting that healthier options are available to their employees and students. It is a case of getting the balance of merchandise right to match the potential customers who have access to this machine.

Even some employers have started to realise the advantages of offering nutritious snacks for their workforce. A employee if much more likely to be efficient, organised and effective if they have access to good healthier food.

Vending machines in schools and higher education institutions have begun to display healthier snacks and drinks to display alongside more traditional products. Together with the popular heavily advertised cola drinks, many machines today vend orange juice, apple juice, yogurt drinks and mineral water.

Owners of Sports Centres and Gymnasiums have also realised the potential of supplying low fat snacks and healthy beverages from their vending machines. It makes great sense of course . Clients using the sports facilities or exercising in the gym are unlikely to want to load their own bodies with saturated fats as soon as they’ve finished. A choice of tempting healthy and nutritious snacks and drinks from a vending machine is just what they are after.

It’s unlikely that high fat meals will disappear from vending selections completely but the healthy vending movement has now got some momentum. Vending entrepreneurs that embrace the sea change into healthier vending are most likely to benefit greatly as the momentum develops and consumers demand better choice.