The Truth About Water Purification In A Wilderness Survival Situation

The Truth About Water Purification In A Wilderness Survival Situation

In this video Dr. Anja Whittington teaches us about water purification in a wilderness survival situation. She covers four great ways to make drinking water safe to drink and talks a bit about the side effects and risks posed by not making the water safe before drinking it.

This was also a project for my digital production class in film school so please let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions for making it better! Thanks guys!


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How to Grow a lot of Food in a Small Garden – 9 EZ tips

How to Grow a lot of Food in a Small Garden – 9 EZ tips

Here are nine easy tips for growing more food in a small garden:

1) Grow in Beds, not Rows
2) Optimize Spacing between Beds and Plants
3) Grow Vertically
4) Succession Planting
5) Interplanting
6) Grow in the Shade
7) Grow Edible Plants in the Front Yard
8) Grow Microgreens
9) Grow in Pots & Containers

Ideas from viewers

1) Interplant sweet peas with sunchokes. The sweet peas fix nitrogen, the sunchokes act as trellises for the peas, and both attract beneficial insects.
2) 3 sisters garden
3) Grow dwarf trees and plant shade tolerant crops underneath
4) Grow in window boxes
5) Optimize use of space by growing food you like the most

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Pool Sand Filter Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting, Sand Filter Part 1

Pool Sand Filter Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting, Sand Filter Part 1


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I spent about lots of hours researching and talking to two manufacturers of Sand Filters — Pentair and Hayward, plus I checked out various forums online to make this comprehensive video. It is part one of a three part series I am posting on Sand Filters.

I think I have covered most of the basic problems and tips in this first video. There is great debate (besides the manufacturer recommendations of course) of when to change the sand in the filter and even if the sand has to be changed. I know I was taught many years ago that the sand never needs to be changed in a sand filter and many Professionals and Sand Filter owners agree with that premise.

The manufacturer disagrees and is a staunch supporter or changing out the sand every 4-5 years. For every problem I presented from channeling to lack of filtering efficiency their answer was to change the sand. I mentioned the method of poking the sand with a running garden hose and the manufacturer said that that wouldn’t work. Nor was sticking a hose in the open top of the filter and letting it run for 10-15 minutes necessary as they say that backwashing is sufficient. But I found many Sand Filter owners who did these two tricks successfully and got their filters running much better. The one in the video seemed to do better after I did the process on it — I noticed that the suction increased dramatically (I only did a light rinse with the hose and poked the sand for a minute or two as to not damage the customer’s filter). You need to use caution if you are going to stick the hose into the sand — make sure the water is on low and that you don’t go down to the laterals which are very fragile.

Adding Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) to the filter to help with the filtration is another trick that I heard of -actually from one of my Subscribers –Dino 😉 and after some research I tried it on a sand filter and it seemed to work. I also use D.E. to test for leaks in the Laterals of the filter — you can also throw some dirt into the skimmer and see if it comes back into the pool. Of course if you see sand in the pool then there probably is a broken or damaged Lateral — the manufacturer also says that if you see sand it could be from it being ground down due to age or a motor that is too powerful for the filter — 2 HP is not recommended by them as it has been shown to grind the sand down.

Many people on the forums recommend a Filter Cleaner that you can add every year to also help clean out the grease and other contaminants that don’t backwash out well.

If you have any more tips and would like to share them with other sand Filter owners please post a comment and I will approve it and publish it.

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3 Tips for Berkey Water Filter Users or those considering buying a Berkey

3 Tips for Berkey Water Filter Users or those considering buying a Berkey

Berkey water filters are a favorite among homesteaders and for good reason. The long lasting filters and great tasting water are only a couple of reasons why so many love their Berkey.

Today we share 3 tips for those that are considering purchase of or already own a Berkey.

Tip #1 – Get the Sight Glass Spigot:
Tip #2 – Mark your refill points on the spigot
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Basic Gardening Tips For Beginners – 32 Tutorial Videos Compilation

Basic Gardening Tips For Beginners – 32 Tutorial Videos Compilation

Friends, share with You compilation of Basic Gardening Tips for Beginners Videos.
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1. Starting Seed
2. Seed Selection
3. Testing Seed Viability
4. Understand Seed Packet
5. Fall Watering Tips
6. Winter Watering Tips
7. How To Stop Soil Erosion
8. Soil Temperature For Gardeners
9. Fertilizing Tips for house Plants

10. Salt Accumulation

Garden Plot
11. Planning Garden Plot

12. Preparing Garden Plot
13. Preventing Weeds with Weeds Barrier
14. Dealing With Houseplant Pest
15. House Pruning
16. Evergreen Pruning

17. Mushrooms Growing
18. Innoculating a Log With Mushrooms

19. Tomato Growing
20. Pumpkin Growing
21. Growing leafy vegetables
22. Growing Peppers
23. Rose Planting

Rose Maintainence
24. Installing Rose Cones
25. Rose Hips

26. Apple Tree Pruning
27. Container Gardening

Herb Gardening
28. Herb Gardening
29. Culinary Herb Gardening

More Maintenance Tips
30. Choosing the Right Herbicide | From the Ground Up
31. Drainage for Potted Plants
32. Propagating in House Plants

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Camping Hack – Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System

Camping Hack – Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System

A simple camping hack that allowed me to combine some of my existing kit to create a gravity water filter system featuring these three products.
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14 Gardening Tips, Tricks, & Ideas

14 Gardening Tips, Tricks, & Ideas

In this video you’ll find 14 useful tips to make growing vegetables and gardening easier. From how to keep dirt out of your fingernails while gardening, to why you should use cinnamon with your plant starts, to how to keep your trimmer string from jamming on your weedwacker.

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DIY – Survival / Bug Out Water & Filter Kit – EDC – Emergency – Sawyer / Klean Kanteen / GSI

DIY – Survival / Bug Out Water & Filter Kit – EDC – Emergency – Sawyer / Klean Kanteen / GSI

Check Out this NEW – DIY Water Kit – YOU Can Build and Add on for Survival Kits, Bug Out Bags, Camping, Bushcraft, Tactical and Military Operations… Emergencies and Disasters. This Kit ALL Fits in a MOLLE Water Pouch and Could Save YOUR Life in a Pinch!

So Let’s Take a Look at How To Put Together this Rugged, EDC, Survival Water Collection, Filtration and Storage Kit… ALL for Less than the Cost of Most Good Water Filters Alone.

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