Water Filtration

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Lets get em before there gone. A water filter for under a $100. Just mention my name "Duane" on the form and receive a 5% discount as a fellow Y2Ker. Here's the site: http://www.atkinsid.com/bottle.htm This little baby will take rain, snow or swimming pool water and turn into safe drinking water.

When your water inventory runs out - then what?

-- Duane (Duane24062@aol.com), January 07, 1999



Humor time,

Do we come to Your house???? LOL

-- consumer (private@aol.com), January 07, 1999.

Getting a 404 on: http://www.atkinsid.com/bottle.htm

-- Bumble Bee (bumble@icanect.net), January 07, 1999.

Hi Bumble Bee

So did I - try again in a little while. Looks like they are down and updating the site. I think your wait will be worth it.


-- Duane (Duane24062@aol.com), January 07, 1999.

Just curious! Why would you want to filter rain or snow water? Sewer water or Mississippi River water yes. But rain water?

-- Mark Hillyard (foster@inreach.com), January 07, 1999.

Mark Hillyard;

>>Just curious! Why would you want to filter rain or snow water? Sewer water or Mississippi River water yes. But rain water?<<

Rain water may contain several nasty particles in it depending upon where the vapor that condensed into the cloud originated at and the route that the wind took to blow that cloud to you and the atmoshere that the rain fell through to get to you. It is not "water" as you know it in that it is not "potable water". Oh, in my location the pH of the rain has, at times, been as low as 6.1, that's acidic, and the addition of chlorine (bleach) will, to a very minor degree, drive the pH even lower. You should shoot for a pH of 7.0 in your water, although you won't keel over dead if it's a little off.


-- sweetolebob (La) (buffgun@hotmail.com), January 07, 1999.

Rain and snow bring down any dust particles they tangle with, not just industrial particulates. Nuclear reactors in the U.S. probably will be OK -- or shut down at rollover time -- but there may be problems somewhere in the rest of the world. Think Chernobyl. You wouldn't want to drink water with that kind of dust in it. You probably couldn't even see it, either.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), January 07, 1999.

Hi Tom In case of radio activity - all bets are off and may God be with you. Lets put it this way I would rather drink rain water that is filtered rather than non-filtered. There is always a creek around close by - usually. I am comfortable with this filtering system as a backup - compared to nothing. Just trying to cover all the bases in my Y2K prep.

-- Duane (Duane@aol.com), January 07, 1999.

DUANE, Who manufactured the filter? What are the spec's ? I have been pricing the Katadyn and Watertanks filters and comparing spec's. I need more info to make a decision. Tnx HERB

-- Herbert Johnson (HERB87@JUNO.COM), January 07, 1999.

Herbert: Based on camping experience, I've found Katadyn (especially the pocket filter) to be a good choice.

However, you may wait a few months...I ordered a couple back in September, and am still waiting.

Just thought I'd pass this along :-)

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), January 07, 1999.

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