7 thoughts on “H2-Ohhhh”

  1. I’ll spare you a complete listing of what’s in my hurricane box (big-ass rubbermaid thing) but might post it up on my site next May when hurricane season comes around again.

    Get yourself a folding ‘sterno stove’ that uses the little gel-fuel cans as a heat source without wasting most of the BTUs to the general area of the can. it folds flat, big enough to put a 2qt saucepan on and boil water for food (or just for boiling to drink)

    4 or 5 drops of bleach per gallon of water and let it stand for about an hour will kill the greeblies, and then you can filter it through a coffee filter to get most of the silt, dirt and dead bugs out.

    Close your eyes and drink.. or pour into a martini glass and pretend it’s dirty… really dirty.

    After that, all you need is a nice sharp machete to keep all the UNprepared suckas outta your shit 🙂

  2. Maybe I’m a dork, but once I have a dwelling with enough room for it, I’m going to make myself a killer earthquake/tsunami/alien invasion kit. One such event can ruin your whole day.

    I share your scorn for the suburbs, but what are you using bottled water for that boiled water isn’t fit for?

  3. We just drink a LOT of plain water. In addition to the 6 cups of bottled water we’re using to make coffee in the morning, we end up drinking about 3 litres at home per day. We’re not using it for cooking.

    Were we juice people, boiled water would probably suffice, but the stuff looks, smells and tastes like dirt, no matter how many times we run it through the brita and/or a coffee filter.

  4. Our boiled water is coming out pretty clean through our brita… maybe you just need a new filter? or a slice of lemon to mask the taste if you find it offensive – I haven’t noticed a bad taste after it’s been filtered.

  5. I’m trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I’d say hi, I liked your blog.. 🙂 I don’t like drinking the local tap water either, I’m in Australia. I buy bottled water and use it for everything from making coffee to putting in the kettle. I suppose I might be a water snob 😉

  6. I’ve been drinking the water since the day the advisory went out. Granted, the first couple times I drank it I had forgotten about the advisory, but since the first couple times had no effect . . . meh. It’s still infinitely better than the water used to be in Kamloops during spring runoff.

  7. I’m with Jen — no matter what I do to the water, it just tastes like dirt. But different areas will have slightly different water. I’m happy that ours was never brown (heck, on day one, it was still clear…) Now it’s mildly cloudy and tastes like dirt. I don’t LIKE drinking dirt.

    As soon as Starbucks started selling hot drinks again, I was in line looking for a buzz. Bought a bottle of water from them, too. 🙂

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