Collecting and drinking rainwater

Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby tom1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:51 am

Over the past year I have become concerned with what the tap water contains and there is the fact that thay want total flouradation to create a pharmaclogical nightmare,also I have side effects to clorine and ammonia and outher nasties that only chemists can comprehend.Dous anyone here drink filtered rainwater and in my area the atmosphere is ok and what would the ideal and safe setup.You can't live without water so think it's an important issue. :peace:
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby Prajna » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:52 pm

Yup, good source of water. Or deionised from the garage or halfords, or reverse osmosis (but wastes a lot of water), or build your own filter and maybe even look into victor shauberger for proper living water.
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby tom1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:39 pm

Im thinking about a 100 L butt, 12v pump and ceramic filter which filters 99.9% of metals and bugs,pump it into the house and fill a jug, about 50 quid to setup.I did a test with electrolysis and the tapwater seperated with a dirty scum on top,then tried it with random rainwater and no electrolysis at all so very pure,a few bugs has to be better than ammonia and bleech,the water board made a fuss over colliform bacteria 3 years ago which then was the exuse to overchemicalise,never caused me any problems when they told everyone to boil for 10 mins!.Did you drink rainwater at the camp ok?
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby Prajna » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:16 pm

Wewere drining mostly deionised at the camp. We got a waterbut set up just before we got evicted and had no filter so just used it for washing.
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby Dreadlock » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:28 pm

http://www.berkeywater.com/start.main.html
http://www.berkeyfilters.com/

I use one of these, a gravity water filter. The difference in taste between straight tap water and tap water filtered through one of these is enormous.
Wouldn't be without it.
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby tom1 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:26 am

Will keep posted on how it goes.
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby Freeman Stephen » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:30 am

I was drinking rainwater from spring to autumn last year. built a new shelter and haven't set up the water butt yet. when I unmounted the water butt there was one big slug looking thing inside it after six to eight months use without a clean. I suspect I should clean it more often in summer and use a gauze as I did the first two or three months I was off grid. those oil funnels all have gauzes which is great for catching leaves if your roof opening isn't tight.

anyway, I've drank lots of rainwater and I'm fully healthy and al... :ouch:
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby tom1 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:10 am

Did you filter it? The butt I have ordered is sealed with a proper downpipe collector with an inbuilt gause.
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby Freeman Stephen » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:41 pm

no filter. birdshit getting dropped on the roof was my only worry as the rain is freshly distilled water with a hint of chemtrail when it falls and you can't really filter out chemicals without distilling it again. all the sanitising equipment is to take care of what happens from the moment it hits your roof to the point its poured from the tap. the dangerous part is the Waterbutt itself as it's stagnant and a breeding ground for anything that gets past the filters if any. you could add a little chlorine but that for me defeats the point.
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Re: Collecting and drinking rainwater

Postby Prajna » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:59 pm

Freeman Stephen wrote:you could add a little chlorine but that for me defeats the point.


clorine^h^h^h^h^h^h^hperoxide. A few drops of hydrogen peroxide will keep it fresh and kill any known pathogens. Once it has done its work there is no trace of it, so better than nerve-agent, don'tcha think?
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