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  •  Garage Sales / Old fish thanks (none)
    Just get yourself a brand new filter pouch w/activated carbon ($3 at Walmart) and use one of the old tanks w/ filter you can buy fpr pennies at a garage sale (after thorough cleanup w/ bleach and lots of rinsing). The water should be good enough to keep fish alive (and for you to drink) in 12-48 hours.

    Perception trumps Reality until a category 5 Reality blows all the spin away

    by lawnorder on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 12:53:30 PM PDT

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    •  I would highly lobby against (none)
      this course of action, also. Are you educated in the field of water filtration/purification? There are some things where the cheapest solution isn't the best, much less "good".

      There is a high probability that in an emergency even tap water, or water around you, will be full of other contaminants. You need something more powerful than a "fish tank filter".

      In troubling times, it's good to read true stories about real people doing good things. HeroicStories, free

      by AllisonInSeattle on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 07:39:02 PM PDT

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      •  Ooops! (none)
        I yield to your knowledge.

        Perception trumps Reality until a category 5 Reality blows all the spin away

        by lawnorder on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 09:47:29 PM PDT

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        •  ~~Whew~~ (none)
          I thought I was going to have to read some huffy response! (Really -- how funny.)

          I remember talking to a lady who sold vacuum cleaners once. She said she trusted Consumer Reports... until they did an issue on vacuums. I'm sthe same way -- trusted them until they did water purifiers in a superficial way.

          Happy trails, stored water, dried food, solar flashlights, Solstice, etc.  :-)

          In troubling times, it's good to read true stories about real people doing good things. HeroicStories, free

          by AllisonInSeattle on Mon Oct 03, 2005 at 11:55:15 PM PDT

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