I purchased a box containing 5 one-pound bags of pool shock last summer at Wal-Mart. I don't remember the actual price, I think it was about $18.
I read on Rawle's Survival Blog that a safe way to package it for long-term is in a Reagent Bottle with ground glass stopper. Well, I didn't have any of those just lying around and had visions of antique bottles in expensive magazines. Then I did some searching on Amazon and found these for $5 each!
They are about exactly the right size to hold a one pound bag of Calcium Hypochlorite, or pool shock. Here's the recipes I got off of multiple posts also on Rawles' Survival Blog:
1/8 teaspoon pool shock
1 gallon water
dissolve 1/4 teaspoon pool shock into a quart jar of water. When it is completely dissolved, mix it into a 55 gallon drum of water that has been strained to remove visible impurities.
*One pint of bleach can purify 12 gallons of water.
Now in theory I have at least a handful of options:
- purify 60,000 gallons of water for my own use.
- sell 5000 pints of bleach to fund my survival lifestyle post SHTF
- let it sit on the shelf forever to be inherited by my children when nothing happens, insurance for under $50
In addition, it is an excellent option for a post SHTF income that you can feel good about. You help
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