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Post by ProZombieHunter » Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:41 pm

Makeshift water-purifier

INGREDIENTS:
(BIN)One large water-bin or bucket.
(CUP)One smaller bucket, or cup, or whatever you like.
(CLOTH)Just a piece of basically anything, but it has to be non-absorbent..
(ROCK)A rock or stone, or small, heavy object of choice.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Collect water in the BIN. It can be any kind of water. Even urine will do the trick, or untreated sewer water. Maybe even vomit, depending on how watery it is.

2) Stick CUP into BIN, making sure none of the dirty water gets into it. This means that the bottom of CUP is submerged in the water, but the water isn't over the mouth of the CUP.

3) Throw the CLOTH over the BIN, making sure it doesn't droop into the water. Now, put a ROCK on top of the CLOTH. The weight will cause it to droop in the middle, directly over the mouth of your CUP. (If it is necassary, stabilize the cloth with more rocks on its corners for weight to make sure the wind doesn't carry it away or that the cloth doesn't just fall into the cup.)

4) Go to sleep. When you wake up, the water will have evaporated, leaving all non-water shit that you don't want to drink behind, hit the cloth, condensated back into liquid-form, traveled downward along the cloth, and finally dripped into your cup.

5) You have purified water. Drink up.
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Post by Zardoz » Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:48 pm

or you could just strain the water with the cloth, then boil it. I personally would drink the zombie water straight. Puts hair on your chest!
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Post by jamoni » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:24 pm

Actually, a solar still much like PZH described will give you cleaner water than just filtering it, because the water evaporates, then condenses, leaving most contaminants behind. YET another use for those black garbage bags you should have in your BOB. Good info, PZH.
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Post by ProZombieHunter » Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:03 pm

Thanks Jamoni. I worked that one through on my own after reading several survival books when I was 13 years old.

Then I found out that other people had already built stuff like that. "Son of a BITCH!"

I thought I had a neato invention. Bah.
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Post by jamoni » Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:29 pm

You can use a similiar device to extract water from vegetation. You just put the vegetation inside the pit, not touching the bag. Works best in hot dry areas, which is luckily enough where you'd need it the most!
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Post by NecronomiconExMortis » Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:13 am

Just hope it works well enough to filter out viral particles.
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Post by jamoni » Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:18 pm

That's a good question. I BELIEVE the virus crystals would be too heavy to be lofted by evaporating water, but I don't know for sure. They must be, though, right? I mean, if the water becomes a vapor, the virus should be left behind....
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Post by ProZombieHunter » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:04 am

In any case, I'm not going to worry about it. It counts as distilled water to me, and I'm a lot more worried about getting my face torn off by jagged zombie-teeth than some harmless little virus.
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Post by michelle » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:13 am

Jamoni wrote:I mean, if the water becomes a vapor, the virus should be left behind....
Depends. I certainly wouldn't count on it. Especially not since it seems to have been decided that zombiism passes virally.
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Post by jamoni » Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:14 am

Isn't somebody on the forums a molecular biologist, or something? Anyone remember who? I'll have to check the "welcome" section when I get more time, and PM them.
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Post by Ashnack » Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:04 pm

I aint no biologist but I will say that if you boil water and collect the condensation the virus will not come along for the ride. An individual water molecule is a whole S#!+ load bigger than any virus which we would all agree is made up of millions of molecules. Otherwise rain would be filled with viral badness.

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Post by Agent281 » Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:13 pm

Ashnack wrote: An individual water molecule is a whole S#!+ load bigger than any virus which we would all agree is made up of millions of molecules. .
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Post by Ashnack » Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:01 pm

Agent281 wrote:
Ashnack wrote: An individual water molecule is a whole S#!+ load bigger than any virus which we would all agree is made up of millions of molecules. .
shit load smaller buddy
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Post by Zardoz » Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:43 pm

Viruses aren't freefloating. They exist in living organisms and jump through various methods to other hosts. Yes, a virus can live outside, but not for very long. The Hepatitis B virus can live only 7 days in open air and this is longer than most viruses can. Airborne for the most part means it can be transmitted by someone coughing on you, not necessarily that it floats around in the air like dust motes.
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Post by SlingsVaqueros » Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:48 pm

Someone brought up insects carring the virus and/or being infected (zombie mosquitos). I'm not sure if the little buggers are affected by the diseases they carry. I don't think so, but I'm not an expert on bugs. Anyway, even if insects were able to be Zombified, I don't think they would be able to fly. You know, the whole lack of coordination and stuff. Could the virus, if the zombie thing is a virus, be sustained for any lenght of time in the body of an insect? Would the virus be able to multiply?

I know these are a lot of questions, but if the answers mean that transmission of the virus is possible through insects, I guess we should all go out an get a bee-keepers out fit...
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