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#85403 - 02/11/07 08:06 AM Site on food and water storage...
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
... water filtration and purification, sources of water, treatment/prevention of insects in food, it goes on and on.

There is a TON of useful information here. And to think I just stumbled across it because I was trying to find out why Micropur isn't legal to sell in CA!

.pdf: http://peakoil.com/downloads/food_storage_articles.doc

Or html:


#85404 - 02/11/07 08:21 AM Re: Site on food and water storage...
Lasd02 Offline

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 130
Loc: Pasadena, Calif.

Thank you Susan, that article just got saved to a flashdrive and put away for a rainy day.

#85405 - 02/11/07 12:26 PM Re: Site on food and water storage...
norad45 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
Very useful Sue. Thanks for the link.

#85406 - 02/11/07 03:39 PM Re: Site on food and water storage...
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
"...I was trying to find out why Micropur isn't legal to sell in CA!..."

Good luck. I did some looking last night also, with zero results. When the stuff first came out I tried to buy some at REI in Sacramento, they told me it could not be sold in CA, and I also read it on some forum, possibly the Backpacker Magazine's. I didn't try to buy any again, so I don't know if that has changed, or why it was that way in the first place...

#85407 - 02/12/07 05:21 AM Re: Site on food and water storage...
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
I came across a post in backpackinglight.com that may (or may not) shed some light on that question:

"It looks like Micropur comes in lots of variations. The one approved in the US is Micropur MP1 which is uses chlorine dioxide like Aqua Mira. The Katadyn site for Canada shows Micropur Classic (based on silver ions, not effective against viruses) and Micropur Forte (silver ions plus chlorine to inactivate viruses). They also have something to neutralize the chlorine taste. I wonder if it would work on the taste of MP1 as well. Unfortunately MEC only sells MP1. I wonder if the others aren't approved for sale in Canada either. I suppose these might show up on ebay occasionally. Do you think it's illegal to ship these tablets to the US if they're not approved? I know that Aqua Mira isn't approved for sale in California, but I think it's still OK to buy it online from an out of state retailer."


#85408 - 02/12/07 07:23 PM Re: Site on food and water storage...
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 2067
The Micropur discussed there is a totally different product from the current chlorine dioxide product.
Doug Ritter
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#85409 - 02/12/07 08:08 PM Re: Site on food and water storage...
capsu78 Offline

Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 98
Loc: Chicagoland IL
Agree, lots of good compiled information on this link...too much maybe, but it covers a lot of ground.

And hat tip to Glenn @ Instapundit- Is anyone familiar with these 2 books?
"The last time I had a "good suprise", I was 5 and it was my birthday"


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