It’s a possibility that in the times that we live in any disaster can happen so it is good to know how to prepare in case of emergencies. Here is a way to purify water using nothing more than Clorox bleach and a clean container. This will make water drinkable and also bathable and it costs pennies compared to the filtration systems out there. It is the most reliable way of sanitizing your dishes and get drinking water at the same time. Without water or electricity, it will be difficult to sanitize anything. This is why Clorox is a great alternative. Below are the tables and how much Clorox to use.
*Ratio of Clorox Bleach to Water for Purification
- 2 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per quart of water
- 8 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per gallon of water
- 1/2 teaspoon Regular Clorox Bleach per five gallons of water
- If water is cloudy, double the recommended dosages of Clorox Bleach.
Let water stand until particles settle. Pour the clear water into an uncontaminated container and add Regular Clorox Bleach per the chart.* Mix well. Wait 30 min. Water should have a slight bleach odor. If not, repeat dose. Wait 15 min. Sniff again. Keep an eyedropper taped to your emergency bottle of Clorox Bleach, since purifying small amounts of water requires only a few drops.
Mix 1 tablespoon Regular Clorox Bleach with one gallon of water. Always wash and rinse items first, then let each item soak in Clorox Bleach Sanitizing Solution for 2 minutes. Drain and air dry. Make sure you sanitize any containers you are going to use for storing water in.
Clorox says “think of it like this, 1 bottle of Clorox is like 3,800 gallons of drinking water.”
Who wouldn’t want have that piece of mind in hard times? I know that if my body could only exist 3 days without water, I would want to know where my next drink would be coming from. Anyone who has been without water for any length of time knows to go thirsty is “painful.” I would not want to watch my children suffer either.
Stocking up on Clorox is an inexpensive way of insuring that you will have the water you need when you need it the most.