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Old 02-24-2014, 03:25 PM   #15
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Be careful Francesca, you are stepping on a lot of long held "Senior Spouse/Partner Tales" that have been around since Mrs. Noah tried to clean out the bottom of the ark. LOL.

I agree about vinegar. Of the 1001 alleged uses, purifying water isn't one of the valid ones.

However, when used as a gargle, it becomes an effective short term birth control method. Now one will want to be near the user..... add a clove of garlic for longer effectiveness.
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For just cleaning the tank, I read somewhere to put the required ratio of bleach to water in the tank and then drive around to get the slosh factor cleaning all sides of the tank. I did this, but just didn't trust it to get the 30+ year old tank clean. So, in the end, I installed a deck plate to make easy access to clean all sides by hand. It was indeed a little on the slimey side when I first cleaned it. The clear deck plate makes periodic inspection easy.
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Wow everyone, thanks for the great advice! I didn't realize my post would open up the flood gates (pun intended). I guess in an emergency almost all water is better than none at all. Better to pick up a parasite or two than die from dehydration.
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Better to pick up a parasite or two than die from dehydration.
The "right" parasite will give you diarrhea, a main effect of which is dehydration.

You're doomed no matter what you do!
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That's it then, I'm filling it up with tequila and stocking up on limes to prevent scurvy while I'm at it. A bit of salt, and at least I'll waste away with a smile on my face!
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That's it then, I'm filling it up with tequila and stocking up on limes to prevent scurvy while I'm at it. A bit of salt, and at least I'll waste away with a smile on my face!
Oooohhhh!
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That's it then, I'm filling it up with tequila and stocking up on limes to prevent scurvy while I'm at it. A bit of salt, and at least I'll waste away with a smile on my face!
As some know that would be my highly recommend approach to the issue!
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That's it then, I'm filling it up with tequila and stocking up on limes to prevent scurvy while I'm at it. A bit of salt, and at least I'll waste away with a smile on my face!

That's the "spirit"!
Just make sure you get that tequila with the worm in it- that Bad Boy'll scare off any/all other such critters. Works best if using the "worm still alive" version of the tequila, of course.
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Let me know next time you're passing through San Diego Francesca and I'll whip up a batch of my famous margaritas for you. We're only 15 minutes north of Mexico you know
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Let me know next time you're passing through San Diego Francesca and I'll whip up a batch of my famous margaritas for you. We're only 15 minutes north of Mexico you know
It's a date, Sistah! But...San Diego- California? That's a fur piece from my reglar stompin' grounds.

Thing is, my parole officer set my ankle bracelet to "Autokill if going across the Southern Oregon Border". And the only reason Oregon lets me in is because I was born there and it continues to believe it bears a certain responsibility for the outcome of that event.

I heard that the California Inspection Stations are on a permanent lookout for a whole list of contraband items; which list includes firewood, vegetables, and me. But I haven't attempted to cross since the Schwartzenegger Administration there, which I understand has since been replaced with another, perhaps more...shall we say "Francesca Friendly" one?

Girding my loins for another attempt...if there are enough air holes in the trunk you'll be hearing from me!
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Brings back memories of my college days. We had the electric water cooler filled with vin rose. It was handy, and didn't require sanitation measures!
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Ah yes, I graduated from SDSU 30 years ago. Good ole college days.
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A tidbit that I picked up from watching TV.

If you don't have access to clean drinking water. Fill a clear, 1 liter pop, or water bottle with the clearest water you can find, then lay it out in the sun for a day. The UV kills the bugs in the water. After a day it is safe to drink. This does not work for cloudy water.
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