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Hello Folks!

Once again here is the Year 2000 Preparation Archive that has been updated today. (Finally).  A Concern of mine is the fact that there is very little on this forum on how to survive in a Urban environment. This is of course a dirty little secret in dealing with Y2K preps. What do you do to supply millions of folks in the event of serious failures.
 It also seems that Clothes are not seen as much of a risk. IMHO as most of the Clothes we wear are made overseas and that is a high high risk area. Ergo clothes should be on folks minds.

So that is how I see it as the time goes on. It should be mentioned though that there is some really great prep. posts on all different types of topics so all should reach around and pat your backs. :o)

For those that may not have been in the archive I have posted the Category "Water" for your consideration


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When should we think about filling all those empty jugs I've been saving? I was going to wait until December...Any thoughts?

Hot Water Systems
I am desperately trying to solve the hot shower problem mainly for moral purposes. Thanks.

Would I need to store water for gardening, bathing, and laundry?
I know that we need to store water for drinking. But if poweris out for say weeks or months, there should still be waterfrom the tap, right?

So much for drinking rainwater if you live in Europe
A new study reveals that much of the precipitation in Europe contains such highlevels of dissolved pesticides that it would be illegal to supply it as drinking water.

hand pumps
I'm moving out of town soon, and did some rough and ready research for hand pumps. Here are some sites I found:

Can I Buy Activated Charcoal in Bulk?
Can I use real wood charcoal (not briquettes) to filter chemicals from water?

Best Water Filter?
Lost link to Katadyne info, and want to compare with Berkefield filter. Looked in Archives, and we don't have a Water Category.

Activated charcoal micro-filters?
With the Brita, Pur and Rubbermaid micro-filters being so popular, it seems like they would be useful to have, even if Y2K is just a bump.

Clorine Water Treatment
Chlorine: Chlorine is familiar to most Americans as it is used to treat virtually all municipal water systems in the United States.

Can a city dweller have a cistern?
It's raining like cats and dogs here and I'm watching all that precious water sink into the ground or run down the street. How do you save it?

Hot Water
Has anybody solved the hot water problem? I need suggestions - how to heat it and run it into your house or gravity feed it, etc.

Well Depth
I have what is probably, a dumb question; but I'll never learn if I don't ask! Is there an accurate way to measure the depth of our well?

Empty Milk Jugs to Store Water?
Is this a good idea for storing extra water? When 1gal milk jugs are empty (1) rinse out thrououghly, (2) wash thrououghly with antibacterial soap and warm water and rinse,

another water question
if I understood the woman correctly, an 'ozone-depleting gas' which prevents bacteria growth. Anybody else hear about anything like this and is it a trustworthy process?

Water from a Swimming Pool
Seems many people will have a temporary water supply in private and public swimming pools. I'm having a hard time finding out what kind of filtering or treatment is needed to make this source drinkable,

Need Design Parameters for Above Ground Water Storage
I have a fair supply of 55gal Drums for drinking water but I would like to design an inexpensive storage pond for cleaning, washing, crop water.

Electrical whiz needed....
We have an outside woodburning furnace which runs our hotwater heating system...our problem is the little pump that keeps the water circulating.

-- Brian (imager@ampsc.com), April 06, 1999


Lovely job, Brian, thank you. Very much agree with you re clothes--almost everything we buy to wear, including shoes, seems to be made in China and the news about their remediation is not good.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 06, 1999.

Thanks for your work, Brian! Good comment about clothes. My partner and I just went to the outlets this weekend and bought an extra pair each of hiking boots and sneakers! All bore tags that said "Made in Thailand"... We have enough other clothes, but have also stocked underwear and socks. Don't forget kid's clothes!

-- LIbby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), April 06, 1999.

Brian, I'm rather lazy when it comes to checking back through the archives. But when you post pops up, with everything right in front of me, I just read and read. Thanks so much for doing this. I always find something I didn't know I wanted to know.

-- gilda jessie (jess@listbot.com), April 06, 1999.

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