I have heard there is a chemical you can put in a bucket of water that causes silt to drop out (precipitate) to the bottom of the bucket.
Is it true, or camping legend? If true, can somebody please tell me what the chemical is and where to get it?
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Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-24-13 1:26 PM (EST)
Also used in pool maintenance. |
Posted by: ezwater on Feb-24-13 2:02 PM (EST)
I used to add some to the filter line to create a "floc" on top of the filter sand. Find crud would be caught, and the filter cleared by backwashing.
Posted by: willi_h2o on Feb-24-13 2:46 PM (EST)
Always used a piece of cloth like a bandana
Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-24-13 4:48 PM (EST)
really fine silt will not settle out completely even after waiting overnight with that Sea to Summit dishpan.
Alum at Wal Mart|
Posted by: Toysx2 on Feb-24-13 7:12 PM (EST)
I have tried the alum technique a couple of times and it has worked well. One of the guys on our 7 day San Juan River trip developed a leak in his soft-sided water container. He used alum and a water filter to re-supply from the river. Wal Mart has an extensive collection of McCormick spices including the alum.
Posted by: yknpdlr on Feb-24-13 7:29 PM (EST)
Posted by: booztalkin on Feb-25-13 10:10 AM (EST)
Alum from a grocery store, as simple as that. Thanks for the info. There's a store near me that sells lots of canning supplies, so I'll look there for Alum.
We used Chlor-Floc in the Air- Force|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Feb-25-13 11:17 AM (EST)
The water was still murky but safe.
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Posted by: mintjulep on Feb-25-13 12:25 PM (EST)
Posted by: booztalkin on Feb-25-13 9:24 PM (EST)
This discussion has led me to a new word.
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Posted by: mintjulep on Feb-25-13 10:29 PM (EST)
because children pee in it and fish floculate in it.
I was thinking more of glumpy|
Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-26-13 8:46 AM (EST)
Apparently a new word to describe wet snow..how it stick together in gooey clumps.