How To Use Pool Shock To Purify Water
Most households have a bottle or two of chlorine bleach, which is inexpensive and is effective as a backup water purifier. Did you know that bleach has a shelf life of 6 months to one year? Fortunately, a similar, also inexpensive option is available, and that option is pool shock or calcium hypochlorite. Thanks to Backdoor Survival for this fantastic how-to article on water purification using calcium hypochlorite. Enjoy!
If I were to ask how many of you store liquid bleach along with your other prepping supplies, I am certain that a good percentage of you would raise your hands. Liquid bleach is a powerful disinfectant and sanitizer but did you know that there is something better? Something with an almost indefinite shelf life that is inexpensive and takes almost no room to store?
I have known about Pool Shock for years but because it is not readily available in my area, I never took the time to search it out so I could stockpile some for my own emergency preps. That has now changed and today I plan to show you how to use Pool Shock the easy way, step by step.
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