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ferndaleflyer

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Posted: 06/03/21 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't dry camp but I also don't drink or cook with even my own home commercial water. I buy it in gallon jugs mostly from Wal Mart.

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Are you working on a book of your camping life? Seems like a rather unusual lifestyle that might be of interest to others thinking about it.


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Posted: 06/03/21 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You could buy or build a water purification system.

You could seperate your potable and utility water storage and use a simpler system on the utility water when you draft it. If you run low on potable you can final purify utility water into your potable storage.

Recommend you don't store raw water but treat it into your storage when you draft it.



Example water filtration

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Not sure about your neck of the woods, but while camping we find a local Co-op and they usually have 3 gallon jugs of RO water for a few bucks. If you bring your own jug, it's like $1.50.


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You just need to get brave. I only remember one time I was refused water in due too meaness or policy in my travels. All buildings have outside spigots. You just need to be confident enough to walk into a business, be it a store,gas station,church,diner,whatever,and ask. Cemeteries usually will have spigots available.
I once even stopped and asked a woman watering her lawn if I could fill up.
Just get brave.

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Horsedoc wrote:

dccamper wrote:

I don't own one but here is a thought for you,
https://www.amazon.com/WaterBasics-Emerg........rgency+water+bladder%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-18


That 30 gallons of water is going to weigh 250 pounds. Going to take some serious manhandling to get it up the steps of the bus, when you do find a place to obtain the water


We use a Milwaukee M18 transfer pump and a couple lengths of hose... One of our bladders is 95 gallons and when filled, sits in the back of the pickup. We carry a 45 gallon one that we fill in the back seat of our Jeep.


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The Bandit is a nice tool. You should get one. If you add a water tank, think carefully about where to place it. Don't forget to make it easy to drain too...reachable valve. Water is heavy.

* This post was edited 06/03/21 11:56am by Lwiddis *


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Just a suggestion: install a large tank, large enough you can go for a week on one fill, then spend one night a week in a campground where you can refill it and dump holding tanks.





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Posted: 06/04/21 06:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bob Wells video from his YouTube channel CheapRVliving

How a nomad gets water on the road.


I plan to supplement finding water by catching rain water and melting snow. I have caught rain water off of my awning and tarps to use to wash with or rinse off gear. In the future I will have a pump with a trash filter and carbon filter to pump rain water or melted snow into a water tank where I can treat it and then pump it to or gravity fill my fresh water tank.

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naturist wrote:

Just a suggestion: install a large tank, large enough you can go for a week on one fill, then spend one night a week in a campground where you can refill it and dump holding tanks.

I have a 30 gallon tank so a typical campground fee would cost me about a $1/gallon. Not only is that steep but that would only work if there is a campground available.

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