JUMPSTART: Water5 – Analysis

July 3, 2013

in Jumpstart, Water

JUMPSTART is a survival methodology that includes consideration of others around us who are either not aware of the need to prepare for emergencies or have made a decision to lower the priority of that need.
For an introduction see: JUMPSTART: Overview

This is the fifth and last part of a series of five articles on Water.

Analysis

The greatest needs are knowledge and instructions.

Critical resources include:

  • Containers to hold water(free → ?)
  • Chlorine – granular (1lb = $5)
  • Fresnel lens for heat ($5)
  • Filters (free → ?)

Cost is not a major factor.

Key tipping point is 90 days.

90 days water for 2 adults = 180 gals for drinking only, 270 gals total.

Neighbors needs:

  • 2 liter soda bottles for SODIS purification
  • 2 bathtubs (50 gals each) + 1 hot water heater (40 gals) + 4 x 10 gal tote = 180 gals storage
  • Buckets or totes to collect rain
  • Chlorine solution (powder)
  • Evaporation still materials (acrylic, fresnel lens)

For 4 neighbors:

  • 5 x 2 liter soda bottles x 4 = 20 @ free
  • 3 buckets/totes x 4 = $50
  • 1lb bag granular chlorine x 4 = $15
  • Fresnel lens and acrylic pane x 4 = $80
  • TOTAL = $145

For an expense of $145, we can probably keep four neighbors from dying of dehydration. This is a small expense in exchange for creating four neighbors as allies and the start of a cohesive neighborhood group that can work together toward survival.

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The JUMPSTART series will continue with JUMPSTART: Food1 – Overview next.

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