Follow Up To My Presentation on The Grow Network

  This is a follow up page for my presentation on Marjory’s “The Grow Network”. Recently, I did a presentation on Marjory Wildcraft’s “The Grow Network”. The presentation was called “Drinking Water Purity, Protecting Your Family from Contamination”. If you haven’t seen this presentation, please go here. In the presentation, I promised some follow up items… An Overview of the Water Contamination Crisis. My Recommendations for Protecting Your Family. An Overview of the Water Contamination Crisis: The only water that my family and I consume on a regular basis is distilled water. This is what we have done for 30 years, and it’s what we will do for the rest of our lives because I believe that the quality (purity) of water that you consume can have a significant impact on your health. It comes down to this simple question, “Do you think you have a better chance of living a long, healthy life if you avoid consuming chemicals and toxins?” If your answer is yes, then you too should drink only distilled water. First of all, what is “distilled” water? Actually, there is no such thing as “distilled water”. Water is water. The only difference between different types of
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What is the Difference Between Pasteurization, Boiling and Distillation?

  There is discussion on the internet about pasteurization of water in an emergency situation. In this article I want to clear up any confusion between boiling and pasteurization, because they are not the same thing, and I want to compare both methods to distillation. Let’s start by comparing boiling and pasteurization. While there are some similarities, they are not at all the same. One similarity is that they both involve heating water, but the difference is the temperature to which water is heated and the length of time it is held at a specific temperature. Mankind has been boiling substances much longer than we have been pasteurizing substances. To my knowledge, no one person has been given credit for discovering the process of boiling though many have studied it. Let’s just give credit to early man or God since there are some examples of boiling in nature. The process of pasteurization, on the other hand, is named after a famous French Chemist, Louis Pasteur. He did much of his research pasteurizing wine and is also famous for anthrax and many other germ-related research. He is the one most responsible for the germ theory for infectious disease. We shall continue here by defining the
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Understand That There Are Different Types of Water Emergencies!

  A GENTLEMAN EMAILED me the other day and said, “I have chlorine tablets and can boil water in an emergency. Is distilling overkill?” The answer is important so I wanted to share it with you. First of all, it’s important to understand why an emergency situation is MUCH more dangerous than normal. I won’t spend much time on this part of the answer, because I have written a previous article on this subject, which you can see here. The second part of my answer however, is also very important. You need to understand that there are different types of water emergencies, and you may have to respond differently to the different types. Water contamination is not one-dimensional, and in fact can be quite complex. This is especially true in an emergency situation because harmful contaminants can be released into the environment in greater amounts than normal. For example, an earthquake could rupture water and sewage lines, chemical pipelines, chemical storage tanks, refineries and nuclear power plants, releasing who knows what into the environment. If you have been listening to me for a while, you know that I encourage you to understand Red Cross recommendations for treating water. But even
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Removing Radioactive Contaminants by Distillation by Eldon Muehling

This is a guest article by Eldon Muehling (aka Dr. Water), who was a chemistry teacher and was my mentor for many years. His knowledge about water and water contamination is endless, and he has agreed to be a regular contributor to the Survival Still Blog. With increasing frequency we hear questions regarding the ability to clean water that is contaminated with various radioactive contaminants. Especially of concern to many currently is the continuing threat of radioactive contamination of nearby rivers and streams in the aftermath of the tsunami that struck the nuclear power facility in Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. This disabled plant is located on a 3.5 square kilometer site in the towns of Okuma and Futaba. This concern is well grounded since a study published by Elsevier late last year in the Journal Anthropocene . (Elsevier Reed is based out of Amsterdam and is a world-leading publishing company and provider of technical, scientific and medical information.) The study titled Natural News revealed that many of the lakes and rivers which are located along the coast of Japan are now inadvertently transporting considerable radioactive waste directly from the severely damaged Fukushima power plant into the Pacific Ocean! After conducting
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Understanding the West Virginia Chemical Spill

I have received a number of questions from people regarding the recent chemical spill in West Virginia. I would like to go over some of the facts about the spill and talk about what you can do to protect your family from this situation and future chemical spills (yes, it will happen again). Before I get into the article I would like to make a quick statement to our customers. While we have not tested the Survival Still against MCHM, we have examined the characteristics of the chemical and WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THE SURVIVAL STILL WILL REMOVE THE CHEMICAL. Please keep reading to see additional advice. On January 9, 2014, 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, or MCHM leaked into the Elk River near Charleston, West Virginia. State and federal agencies issued a state of emergency and ordered 300,000 West Virginia residents not to drink or use tap water for any purpose other than flushing toilets. MCHM is a foaming agent used in the coal preparation process. Unfortunately, there is simply not a lot of information available about this chemical. The fact is that no one knows what the health effects of this chemical are! Richard Denison, Ph.D., a Senior Scientist
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Choose a Water Distiller

  Quick Links for this article: If you want to learn more about AquaNui Water Distillers go here. If you want to learn more about the Survival Still go here. For today’s article I wanted to go back to my roots and talk about the importance of using a water distiller every day. Let me ask you this, is the water that you are consuming every day safe? Believe it or not, this is actually a trick question. It’s a trick question that can potentially affect the long-term health of your family. I’ll tell you what I mean in a minute. First, I would like to give you a little background. Before I created the Survival Still emergency water distiller, I worked at my family’s business, which is the leading manufacturer of premium water distillers in the world. Saying that I worked there doesn’t exactly convey my experience there, though. A more accurate description is this… I invested 22 wonderful years of my life working with my family to create the absolute best water distillers in the world so that people around the world could provide their families with the highest level of protection from toxins in tap water. I
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FEMA and Red Cross Recommendations for Treating Water in an Emergency (Part 1)

Today I am starting a important article series about FEMA and Red Cross recommendations for treating water during an emergency. This is very important, practical information that everyone should know, because having a supply of safe drinking water during an emergency is one of the key aspects of survival. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the American Red Cross have prepared a comprehensive pamphlet that instructs people how to make water safe to drink during an emergency. My goal with this article series is to go beyond the information in the pamphlet and explain to readers WHY FEMA and the Red Cross recommend the treatment methods that they do, with the intent that a deeper understanding of the core issues will enhance your ability to survive an emergency. BEFORE READING ANY FURTHER, YOU SHOULD PRINT THE FEMA/RED CROSS PAMPHLET OUT AS WELL AS THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE SERIES SO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION IF THE POWER GOES OUT. YOU SHOULD STORE THESE DOCUMENTS IN A WATER-PROOF, EASILY ACCESSIBLE LOCATION. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE FEMA/RED CROSS PAMPHLET. THE RECOMMENDATIONS. FEMA and the American Red Cross recommend three treatment methods for treating water during an emergency. Here are
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