Survival Skills 101: Clorox!! How to Purify/Disinfect Water.

A detailed discussion about the benefits and the pitfalls of using Clorox to disinfect/purify/decontaminate water during a disaster scenario. This is generally for water that you get from a tainted outdoor water source or a contaminated city source. It generally won’t be “pure” but it will be “disinfected” from harmful waterborne disease. The World Health Organization estimates that 1.8 Million People a year die from contaminated water!

Remember: It’s important to also have a number of clean containers on hand to hold water. Nothing is more annoying then not having clean containers to hold the water that you worked so hard to disinfect.

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  1. ErikSixx
    ErikSixx 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    good vid

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  2. Heejie Samuel
    Heejie Samuel 28 June, 2016, 17:45
  3. ram1brn
    ram1brn 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    good video but you should have stated that the bleach MUST contain the sodium hypochlorite or it wont work ( a lot of them dont contain this ingredient )otherwise it wont work

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  4. Bruce Nguyen
    Bruce Nguyen 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    You shouldn't be writing the date that you bought the bleach on the bottle you should be writing it based on the expiration date. that bleach could have been sitting on that shelf for months

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  5. kim jong il
    kim jong il 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Amanda todd wasent paying attention to the steps

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  6. God over Everything
    God over Everything 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Sand and gravel then the the Clorox

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    351WINCHESTER 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Will any other brand of bleach work also?  I know Clorox is probably the gold standard, but it seems any other bleach would work too.

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  8. Mike Zipad
    Mike Zipad 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    it all depends on the "dirtiness" of the water, because I'm sure if you need to clorox your water, its probably questionable at best….. and then finding the breaking point (the correct mix of chlorine to water)

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  9. jozef maly
    jozef maly 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Good video, but I want to know, if there is any method to cleanse water from chemicals, heavy metals? I mean in the wilderness. Is there any portable device one can carry with him?

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  10. guido mori
    guido mori 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    I recommend this app This application is to calculate chlorine. Its very useful in disinfection processes?. Its free

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  11. Tektonic
    Tektonic 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    With an introduction like this you might as well have said
    "Oh, didn't see you there, I'm Rhino and I'm gonna teach you how to drink bleach like a pro."

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  12. Irene C
    Irene C 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Your video has to be one of the best ones I have seen, and very well thought out. I appreciate your pace and tone; extremely educational. The one thing many who comment on videos like this is that we rarely consume pure drinking water (tap, filtered and or bottled), and some of those little germies in there we need. For those who watch things like this and are germaphobe's (who wash excessively, use antibacterial everything, etc) they need to start licking doorknobs, because the slightest thing in an emergency situation will make the sick; their bodies are simply not used to 'filth'.

    Great video and new subscriber. I shall spend some good quality time on your channel =)

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  13. St8kout
    St8kout 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    This is how the liveaboard crowd (people who live on their boats) purify the water supply tanks on their boats, as well as remote houses where the only water supply is an underground cistern. He should point out to use regular Clorox, not any kind of special version with additives that I sometimes see in the stores.
    The chlorine will eventually evaporate out after it kills all the nasties in the water, so you probably want to let your treated water sit out on the counter for a number of hours before drinking.

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  14. Miami sands
    Miami sands 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Hmm where will you get the water when the grid goes down? and your kitchen faucet is dry?

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  15. Miami sands
    Miami sands 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    hey wanna trade with clorox??

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    KOSTAS KAOUDIS 28 June, 2016, 17:45


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  17. Bill Doe
    Bill Doe 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    also, chlorine will evaporate from the water in approximately 24 hours if stored in an open container.  the water should be consumed soon, or stored in a sealed container.

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  18. froiran Aguilar
    froiran Aguilar 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Disinfect water with Clorox chemicals really nigga

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  19. Nates Dad
    Nates Dad 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    What concentration is the Clorox that you're using and what is the concentration you're targeting to achieve disinfection? Stock Clorox can vary between ~3 – 8% sodium hypochlorite.

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  20. kurtu5
    kurtu5 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    A cold garage is a better place to increase it's shelf life than in a warm house. Keep it in a cold, dark place.

    >Light, heat, organic matter, and the transition metals nickel, copper and manganese accelerate the rate of decomposition of sodium hypochlorite.

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  21. C Nick
    C Nick 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Understand this

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  22. seattwa
    seattwa 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    So I can store tap water from my house in clean containers in my basement for a long time and it won't get stagnant? 

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  23. Onur Kaan Aydın
    Onur Kaan Aydın 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Hello! Just as an idea, i would suggest iodine crystals dissolved in water. You can mix a teaspoon of crystals in a bottle of water and use just a full cap to disinfect another bottle of water. It can be used for approx. 200L before fully dissolving.

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  24. chrisj52688
    chrisj52688 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    this guy must have very happy neighbors!

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  25. queeneaglebird
    queeneaglebird 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    A very simple and a great video!! Thaks.

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  26. John Smith
    John Smith 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Great video.

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  27. Phil Adelphia
    Phil Adelphia 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    Cryptosporidium is highly resistant to chlorination

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  28. Gary H
    Gary H 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    What if you add too much bleach,will it harm you?

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  29. chilly willy
    chilly willy 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    wow I didn't know that bleach only lasts a year…. Thanks Rhino.

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  30. jabil habibi
    jabil habibi 28 June, 2016, 17:45

    you people need to try some of these techniques before you start thinking this Video Maker, everything might look good when you're in your little living room but when you're outdoors and the S has hit the fan, absolutely nothing is going to work right and you're going to be down to just the knife you have in your pocket, before you guys start stocking up on Clorox bleach, try making a little bleach water in your kitchen and just try to survive on bleach water for a week and see if it doesn't tear up your guts, and make the water out of toilet water, and just see how much Clorox bleach toilet water you can stand to drink after about a week and It will tell you right away if this is a good idea or bad idea especially when you get diarrhea from the Clorox and you get stomach cramps in about a week you're going to realize that when you're outdoors in the hot Sun no shelter no heat no cooling, just what a piss poor idea this is it is not a godsend and it is not a blessing, you people need to try some of these techniques at home, why don't you on a Friday night after work go shut off your water to your house and don't turn it back on till Monday morning and then let me know how your weekend went while you're drinking Clorox lake water from the pond in your backyard….

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