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mr. ed

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Posted: 02/18/21 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I try to be proactive and keep about 3 extra gallons of drinking water ready at all times. Stores here in Amarillo have run out of water gallons(at least, the ones I visit, including Walmart. It's like a repeat of early last year when folks were grabbing up water and TP, although I think TP is still available. I managed to find 2 gallons of distilled water at WM today. I don't like using distilled water since I've read it can leach minerals out of the body over time. I don't think 2 gallons will hurt, though, since I take supplemental vitamins that contain minerals. Burst water pipes have been happening here in TX, thus the dash for bottled water. Fortunately there's a warmup coming in next day or so. [emoticon]


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TBH, I'd rather drink distilled water than a lot of the water that comes out of the tap in many places. Our water here is so full of minerals it only takes a couple years to totally build up on faucets, and coffee makers are pretty much useless in less than a year.

FWIW, I've used basically nothing but distilled water for 30 years and have no health issues. Just old husbands' tales. [emoticon]


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At home in the mountains, I have my own water supply that is a spring about 70 feet above the house. One of our daughters who is a chemical engineer took some along with her city water and had them tasted.
Results: the mountain water was pure (drink it as is)
The city water: all kinds of chemicals (advised filtration)

We are so spoiled that the only water we will drink when we are in our trailer is bottled spring water

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Just scoop up the snow and melt it (assuming you can). Boil it for a few minutes to kill anything that might be in it and you'll have water. Comes in handy for drinking, cooking and flushing toilets.


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Crowe wrote:

Just scoop up the snow and melt it (assuming you can). Boil it for a few minutes to kill anything that might be in it and you'll have water. Comes in handy for drinking, cooking and flushing toilets.


When we were kids growing up in Bean town the word was "don't eat yellow snow"

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mr. ed wrote:

I try to be proactive and keep about 3 extra gallons of drinking water ready at all times. Stores here in Amarillo have run out of water gallons(at least, the ones I visit, including Walmart. It's like a repeat of early last year when folks were grabbing up water and TP, although I think TP is still available. I managed to find 2 gallons of distilled water at WM today. I don't like using distilled water since I've read it can leach minerals out of the body over time. I don't think 2 gallons will hurt, though, since I take supplemental vitamins that contain minerals. Burst water pipes have been happening here in TX, thus the dash for bottled water. Fortunately there's a warmup coming in next day or so. [emoticon]


this is another reason why we keep the fresh water tank full or nearly so even when staying in one place for any length of time. ya just never know...


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Crowe wrote:

Just scoop up the snow and melt it (assuming you can). Boil it for a few minutes to kill anything that might be in it and you'll have water. Comes in handy for drinking, cooking and flushing toilets.


Takes a lot of snow, and a lot of heat

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When we were kids growing up in Bean town the word was "don't eat yellow snow"

It's STILL the word LOL!


JRscooby wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Just scoop up the snow and melt it (assuming you can). Boil it for a few minutes to kill anything that might be in it and you'll have water. Comes in handy for drinking, cooking and flushing toilets.


Takes a lot of snow, and a lot of heat


Yes, it does (have done it more than once) but even to get a gallon or two of water is helpful. Have done it on a camp stove and on a regular gas stove.

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Trivia:

"One gallon (US measure) of water weighs approximately 8.3 pounds. If the snow in your one gallon container weighs four pounds then the water content of the snow is almost 50 percent which means it will take two gallons of snow to make one gallon of water." 50% would be a very wet snow.

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Trivia:

"One gallon (US measure) of water weighs approximately 8.3 pounds. If the snow in your one gallon container weighs four pounds then the water content of the snow is almost 50 percent which means it will take two gallons of snow to make one gallon of water." 50% would be a very wet snow.


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