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Old 05-05-14, 09:12 PM
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Drinkable Book

Sometimes simple can be very good... and cheap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYTif9F188E The Drinkable Book - Water is Life - YouTube
 

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Wow.....that is pretty cool. Effective and inexpensive
 
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If I am not mistaken that organization Water is Life is located in Canada. I once watched a show on ION television network that talked about ecology. Anyway they sell bottled water in paper boxes and also plastic bottles made out of plant materials not from oil. I had heard that their water sales go to help benefit those in poor countries. This is really neat and as Peter said a neat idea and I agree very economical.
 
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Old 05-06-14, 03:29 AM
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Am I missing a link?............
 
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Larry, click on the arrow in the middle of the pic
 
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Amazing! But one wonders why it doesn't make headlines and take center stage. In just a couple of days it will be forgotten by the general public. In fact if it wasn't for Ray I would be clueless about this.

Great stuff!
 
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if it wasn't for Ray I would be clueless about this
Me too! Ray's short post confused and intrigued me but it made me watch the vid With all the clean drinking water issues in the world, especially in 3rd world countries you'd have thought it would have made the national news.
 
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And to support distribution in third world countries I'll bet they could sell it at a good price to campers in countries like the U.S. and Canada.
 
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Larry has the same problem I do I bet...ABP doesn't show certain pics. Have to disable it for this page only.
 
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Old 05-06-14, 09:54 AM
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Vic would you please add in a direct link in my post to the vid? I can't.
 
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I dont think it would sell too much since its more or less a personal filter... Your not cleaning massive amounts of water for whole villages...

Money is better spent of new well digging and bigger purification systems... Also isolate sewage discharge.


Most of the problems I know are that sewage runs right next to the drinking water.

Those books will probably be funded from some government entity funded through tax dollars or some type of subsidy...

Just my opinion...
 
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Old 05-06-14, 07:16 PM
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While I can't see these getting used by third world countries, I definitely would be interested in them for camping and such.
 
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I did a Google search on this and apparently this is a different organization than the one I saw on tv. I think the United Nations supports the organization and from what I understand the book is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak and used mainly as a teaching aid. They also help, from what I understand, design wells and help poor people in poor countries with proper sanitation too. So it definitely is a good idea.

Our country needs to think about water more seriously too though. The world as we all know it is filled with oceans and rivers and streams but most of the worlds water is unfit to drink. That is due to either naturally unfit water(the water is salty) or pollution and in some areas just not enough rain fall. We already have some solutions to our problems but having even more innovative ideas like this book really helps.
 
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I can see where water will become a precious commodity one day. Who'd have thought 40 yrs ago that we would be buying bottles of water! I scoffed at the idea when they 1st came out but our tap water isn't as good as it was even as little as 10 yrs ago. I couldn't imagine living in a part of our world where good clean water is rare.
 
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