Off-Grid Solar and Wind-Generated
It's something we generally don't spend a lot of time
Until it's not available.
Water to quench thirst, shower with, cook with, wash hands
with, clean clothes with, etc.
If you are getting your water from a well, it stands to reason that the
water is filtered by the ground to some degree.
However water straight from the well will require the need to address
the potential NEMATODE issue.
Roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, and pinworm infection are the most
common worms in humans. As gross as it
might sound, there are
some nematodes that ONLY prefer human hosts!
It's not always possible
to cleanse our water intake, so the following is a need-to-know for all
off-gridders, campers, hunters, fugitives, etc.
Unwittingly consuming "bad" water? Here's some
tips to remedy the problem.
Garlic is helpful. It is said that the garlic works
best if smashed and allowed
to sit for 15 minutes to allow a reaction before ingesting.
Diatomaceous Earth (food-grade) is amazing
apparently just about everything in diverse areas of our lives.
Swallow some till you feel better.
Pumpkin seeds are reported to paralyze the cling-on nematode type.
Coconut Oil is said to have a bunch of stuff to aid the
nematodes from the body.
Papaya Seeds. It is stated that the seeds from the
papaya contain an enzyme that nematodes don't like.
Presuming that industry has not polluted or poisoned your ground
water supply, filtration is an easy fix. Presumably,
and preferably, your method for
filtration will be dissimilar to our Nation's Water Supply Treatment
At one time I was instrumental in the conclusion of three water
contracts which included Cherokee Water and
Treatment Plant, the Adairsville Water Treatment Plant,
and TVA (Tennessee Valley Water Authority owned by
Fortune500 capitalist, Fluor Corp),.
Consider not doing what the water treatment plants are
doing to filter water. Incredible amounts of toxic chemicals are
being injected into
No chemicals and poisons to add to your water supply? No
Consider Reverse osmosis as
affordable means to filter your water instead!
Having a user-serviceable
pre-filter is a good idea to delay the
expense of changing filters within the R.O. unit.
The preferred plumbing here is the common garden hose.
Parts for garden-hose plumbing is prevalent and cheap and easily fixed
repaired without the need of a proffessional to fix.
IT TAKES LOTS OF WATER TO MAKE A GALLON OF
Most, if not all, R.O. Units require some pressure. Water
pressure is what forces the water to want to go through finer and finer
filters. There are a myriad of types and compositions of filters
In an on-grid example of life, the occupant or end-user is oblivious to
the incredible loss of water that their Reverse Osmosis System slags
units themselves come with
directions that direct the installer to drill a hole in under-the-sink
plumbing to drain off all the refused water.
USE THAT WATER for other purposes!
To give you an idea of just how much water is wasted making a solitary
gallon of filtered water, I redirected the refuse water to a
The economy 110v washer can be filled almost twice to make the solitary
The photo shown below is the water heater relocated to the
hold area. Below the plate steel which the heater is
resting upon is another tank which is used for the reverse osmosis
water treatment system (partially visible on the right side of the
water heater). I chose this location (3rd move now) for the water
heater for a number of reasons. Having the water heater
close to the area in which the hot water is required delivers the hot
water quicker and wastes less heated
water that otherwise would remain in a stretch of plumbing.
Typically, when the water heater was located at some
other remote location, the amount of water to run through the hose to
the final destination was wasted water until the hot water caught
up. Now the hot water is almsot instaneous due to its close
proximity. The hardest part of this setup was the relocation of
the power structure/rail required to run the water heater. As for
the plastic, it is not necessary
that it be located there and is overkill, the plastic is draped over
water heater to eliminate any standing water.
Off-gridders battery maintenance
requires distilled water.
Buy-not having the easy ability to gain transportation serves to
curtail spontaneous purchases and allows for the creation of something
from virtually nothing. Not only does recycling generally
diminish the need for cash, but also enables recycling of the crap
that's already laying around your house unused.
In the case of the distillery below, the pressure cooker serves three
1.) 2015-2016 tomato canning season are still being
consumed to this 2018 year! There was an incredible year for tomatoes in
2015-2016, and virtually all of the canning was done in haste to keep
up with the harvest (so the seeds still remain in the canned
tomatoes). The pressure cooker has a steamer insert that allows
for the filtering-off of the seeds allowing for the tomato "sauce" to
2.) Another purpose for the canner is of course for canning.
3.) And now it also distills the water for the batteries! One crappy device does it all.
Even so, "Let thine own cisterns water thee"
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