Sunday, July 2, 2017

Suspect All Water Sources After SHTF

There are different organisms that can make water unsafe to drink even if it filtered. Even if it is boiled. Blue-Green algae killed the Clovis people 12,000 years ago in North America when it poisoned nearly all their water supplies.

The best water source is from your own in-situ deep aquifer well. Nothing beats that. If not your own well then perhaps your own storage tanks. Or in bottles. You just never really know for sure what you are getting after a black swan incident of any kind.

You definitely would not want to bathe or swim in untrusted sources.

There are a lot of new weapons specifically designed to corrupt the enemy's water supply. Some of these weapons were practical for use in 1964 so they could have come a long ways since then. Destroying the enemy's water is a big strategic goal in an unrestrained war.

1 comment:

FrankNorman said...

I suggest that desalination technology should be able to make water safe from anything - whether distillation (simple but energy-intensive) or filtration by means of reverse-osmosis or the like. Sodium ions are smaller than any of those toxin chemicals.