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Container for bleach (for water purification)

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Re: Container for bleach (for water purification)

Post by Trail Monkey on Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:40 pm

Prob.. just filter.. doubt I would bring two. No need for two
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Post by east_stingray on Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:05 am

Trail Monkey wrote:Tom.. thats an ok article but keep in mind that its a wee bit outdated. 03 from what I can gather. The FDA's on site states that 2 drops per liter is fine. This is typical I know but myself can attest that most people can't drink 4 drops per liter. Just ask east. He borrowed my bleach this past weekend and I had to jump him as he casually droped 3 drops in. He stated that "hell its only one more drop" lol. I don't think he wanted to admit to it but he was almost at a point of having to pour it out.. lol. I am still trying to find that document from the FDA but have yet to find it again.

Ahh! The vapor burned my eyes!

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Post by Preacha Man on Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:35 pm

I used bleach for the first time on the ERL this last weekend. I used 2 drops of 6% regular clorox to every liter. I used a very small contact rewetting drop bottle that I emptied and flushed a few times, and I think it said that it was .15oz. I filled it up with bleach and then put it in a little ziplock snackbag. I also carried iodine tablets just in case, but I couldn't even taste the bleach until I got to the very very bottom of the bottle. It has been 5 days now since I first used it and I have had no ill effects. I know that there is plenty of bleach in my little bottle to last a lot more trips, so this is going to be my new way. It is super lightweight, very fast, cheap, and from what I can tell, effective. Thanks for all the info on this guys Smile
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Post by John on Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:32 pm

So you added 2 drops of bleach per liter and shook it.
How long do you have to let it set before taking a drink? Or can you drink from the liter bottle immediately?

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Post by Preacha Man on Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:42 pm

I waited over 10 minutes before I drank, but UL only waits 5 minutes I think. Read the rest of this thread and I think it gives a few more details. I did wash the threads of my bottles before I drank though, just like you would with iodine tabs.
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Post by John on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:25 pm

Thanks, Preacha. You guys have some good tips.

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Re: Container for bleach (for water purification)

Post by Trail Monkey on Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:53 pm

John.. I just used a 1oz eye drop bottle. You can pop the top an clean it. I usually wait 10 min or so when its warm but suppose to wait 20 if water is 50 or below.
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