Skip to comments.How to Make Homemade Chlorine Bleach
Posted on 08/10/2011 10:04:52 AM PDT by Kartographer
One of the main components that youll want to have around the house (or apartment) during a SHTF situation is chlorine bleach. Not only can it be used for cleaning water (although boiling is hands down more effective and healthier) it is excellent for keeping things sanitary.
Unfortunately, the average shelf life of liquid bleach (being stored between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit) is around 6 months. After that, bleach will lose 20% of its strength at around the year mark and then 20% each year after that. So if youre not vigilant about keeping it rotated, chances are when you need it for disinfecting water or to keep things clean youll be fresh out of bleach and luck.
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how would you use bleach to ‘clean water’?
do you mean add it to water and clean with that, or to make it drinkable... which is implied with the boiling statement
Couple tablespoons to 50 gallons. Tastes horrible, but it kills the stuff that will make you sick and/or kill you. Given a choice between bad tasting water, and getting sick in an emergency situation, I’ll take yucky water every time.
You can add a little bleach to water to make it drinkable. Make sure you know what you are doing first.
You use it to clean as well as to disinfect drinking water.
If I cannot buy bleach what makes this person think I can find the substances to make my own?
Three caps full to a gallon of water and let it set for an hour. Thanks to Duel Survival
Just be careful never to mix bleach and ammonia. It creates a strong poison gas.
I once did it and fortunately as soon as I got just a whiff, I got out of there. It wasn’t until later that I learned for sure that it was extremely dangerous.
Nice info but I think I’ll stick to vinegar which you can put in water to kill germs, rinse your hands in it to kill bacteria, edible - non toxic - multiple uses and cheaper than bleach.
I keep a small spray bottle with a bleach solution and spray all my knives and cutting boards that i am working with.
Three caps full to a gallon of water and let it set for an hour. Thanks to Duel Survival——————
It does not take 3 capfuls to a gallon.
More like 12 drops to a gallon.
Liquid bleach has a terrible shelf life compared to pool shock.
So when storing supplies for emergencies, store pool shock with a 10 year life vs bleach with 6 month.
That’s the point of the article
What does SHTF mean?
Excellent article and right on the money.
Chlorine has a million practical uses. When weaponized, it’s a bummer.
When I was an Army Cadet (our Corps established pre-WWI) we learned the “quick response - no mask” approach to a Chlorine attack.
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The article is all about shelf life. Liquid bleach loses its properties, so that in a few years a bottle of bleach is not a reliable disinfectant. Solid (granules) of pool shock have a 10 year shelf life with no degradation at all.
As for me I've already brought two 2lbs. bags and placed them in a empty plastic coffee can and added to my preps.
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