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Why Save Rain WaterOnly ¼ inch of rain is needed to fill a 60 gallon barrel. Sixty gallons can cover about 100 square feet with 1 inch of water. This can go along way in offsetting garden needs in the spring and summer months when water consumption increases anywhere between 20 and 200%. Capturing rain water in a barrel before it hits the ground decreases stormwater runoff which otherwise carries pollutants from paved surfaces into groundwater and rivers.Installation GuidelinesTools needed: a hacksaw & measuring tapeDiverter attaches easily to gutter downspout Draw a line on the downspout approximately 9 inches above the top of the rain barrelMove the barrel awayUse a hacksaw and cut the downspout at the line or markingNote: if a downspout bracket is below your cut remove the bracket and place it above the cutAttach diverter and set angleThe diverter is designed so that you can crimp the sides of the downspouts to fit the diverterDone!
Stansport 294 Water Purification Replacement Filter Stansport 294 Water Purification Replacement Filter Features: Replacement water purification filter for model 293
Stansport 295 5 Gallon Collapsible Water Carrier Made of heavy duty polyethylene. On/off spigot removes for filling. Sturdy carrying handles. Folds flat for compact storage. Individually packed in poly bag with header. Specifications: Master 24/ Sub 0 Stansport 295 5 Gallon Collapsible Water Carrier Features: Ideal for all outdoor or emergency uses Folds flat for compact storage On and off spigot removes for filling Made of heavy duty polyethylene Sturdy carrying handles 5 gallon capacity
Wisconsin Pharmacal Company 302 Potable Aqua Water Purification (2 Pack) Wisconsin Pharmacal Company 302 Potable Aqua Water Purification (2 Pack) Features: Proven effective against Giardia Lamblia when used as directed Emergency drinking water germicidal tablets with PA plus Makes questionable water bacteriologically suitable to drink Ideal for camping, hiking and travel Treats up to 25 quarts
With hundreds of entertaining facts, Thomas Kostigen gives simple tips for water saving, both the water you see and use and "virtual water," the water you cannot see but is embedded in the things you consume. For example, it takes 27 gallons of water to grow a banana but only 19 gallons of water to grow an apple--thus choosing to eat an apple can save 8 gallons of water. "The Green Blue Book "includes an extensive guide so you can make smarter choices and help reduce the demand for water-intensive foods and products. With breakthrough research, humor, and a hopeful message, "The Green Blue Book "will show how, drop by drop, one's water savings can add up.
A classic is back in print One of the favorite books of 1970s back-to-the-landers, The Toilet Papers is an informative, inspiring, and irreverent look at how people have dealt with their wastes through the centuries. In a historical survey, Van der Ryn provides the basic facts concerning human wastes, and describes safe designs for toilets that reduce water consumption and avert the necessity for expensive and unreliable treatment systems. The Toilet Papers provides do-it-yourself plans for a basic compost privy and a variety of graywater systems.
Priscilla Short lived off the grid for a year in a strawbale house in Taos, NM, with no electricity, no running water, and a wood burning stove for heat. At the end of the year, Short returned home to Denver committed to making a smaller ecological footprint by consuming less and conserving more. In "Thrifty Green," Short offers a unique, resource-by-resource approach that shows us that the best way to practice conservation, the real win-win, involves saving money as we lighten up. In the tradition of Ed Begley, Jr.'s "Living with Ed," the book will help you make crucial decisions about: Transportation--hybrid cars, zip cars, bike shares, biodeisel and alternative fuels Heat--heat pumps, thermostats, stoves, insulation, solar options Power and Light-- fluorescent vs. incandescent, natural light, high tech vs low-tech appliances Water--treatment for water pollution, filters, purifiers, outdoor plumbing, composting toilets, water policies and regulations, water bill calculators Food--conventional vs. organic farming, pesticides in fruits and vegetables, dangers of plastic, resources for growing your own food Garbage--composting, recycling, disposables, plastics Stuff--downsizing and reclaiming: clothes, shoes, electronics, jewelry Peppered with examples of people living both on and off the grid, eccentric and ordinary, who are deliberately making choices to live with less, "Thrifty Green" is much more than a how-to book. It is a conscientious guide to the art of going green that includes a wealth of terrific tips, fun facts, and straightforward strategies that will make you think about conservation in a whole new way.
Who controls our water resources and how much water do we have left? Can we enact meaningful changes in our personal lives, our policies and our laws to protect our remaining freshwater reserves? Can we learn to share water equitably with each other and the planet? In this collection, some of the world's leading writers, activists, photographers, and artists have come together to answer those questions and put us on a path for change. "Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource" is a call to action and a solution-focused guide to solving our global water crisis. Authors take on both the good and the bad—the impact of climate change on water resources, the threat of privatization, and the challenge of thirsty agriculture, as well as a growing grassroots water justice movement, tools for watershed literacy, and success stories in conservation and efficiency. "Water Matters" is a book that will make you pause for a moment to remember the life-sustaining value of water in our daily lives, and then inspire you to do everything you can to preserve and protect our threatened water resources. Contributors include: Maude Barlow, Cynthia Barnett, Jeff Conant, Brock Dolman, Paula Garcia, Wenonah Hauter, Barbara Kingsolver, Jacques Leslie, Tara Lohan, Kelle Louaillier, Bill McKibben, Sandra Postel, Christina Roessler, Tina Rosenberg, Elizabeth Royte, Eleanor Sterling, Erin Vintinner, and William Waterway
A do-it-yourself guide to designing, building, and maintaining your water tank, cistern or pond, and sustainably managing groundwater storage. It will help you with your independent water system, fire protection, and disaster preparedness, at low cost and using principles of ecological design. Includes building instructions for several styles of ferrocement water tanks.
Offering a broad perspective on how to make the best of the precious resource of water in your garden, this book reveals how conserving water in your garden does not necessarily restrict the gardener to dry gravel beds, but can also involve lawns, leafy crops, and flowery borders. Topics covered include the natural science of water-efficient gardening, choosing a style and design, water-efficient plants, and techniques to save on water.
WATER: USE LESSaSAVE MORE THE CHELSEA GREEN GUIDESaA NEW SERIES OF POCKET-SIZED BOOKS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH Did you know that Americans now use 127 percent more water than we did in 1950? Or that about 95 percent of the water entering our homes goes down the drain? Our population is growing, our climate changing, and our lifestyles demand more and more water. This book includes one hundred tips for conserving water in the home and garden. Following just a few will reduce your consumption of water, save money, and save the environment. Also available: ENERGY: USE LESSaSAVE MORE COMPOSTING: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE
Children learn that clean water is one of our most precious natural resources. In this book, boys and girls are told about dozens of ways in which they and their families can avoid wasting water. Part of every childas development involves asking questions. Today, some of the most important questions kids ask are related to the natural environment. The enlightening and entertaining four-book "Why Should I?" series demonstrates the importance of protecting nature. Books present brief, entertaining stories that answer childrenas questions and feature amusing color illustrations on every page. A note at the back of each book is for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to use these books most effectively.
Wind and Water describes conventional hydropower, or wind power, and some of the newer technologies (with less certain futures) that are being introduced to harness the power of ocean currents, ocean waves, and the temperature difference between the upper and lower layers of the ocean. The strengths and limitations of each technology are discussed as well as mathematical models that describe the maximum amount of energy that can be harnessed by such devices. This comprehensive new volume also examines how these power producers benefit from government support and the economics of operating these types of generating stations. An interview with Dr. Stan Bull, former associate director for science and technology at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is included in which he shares his views about how scientific research is and should be managed, nurtured, and evaluated.
Wisconsin Pharmacal Company 301 Potable Aqua Wisconsin Pharmacal Company 301 Potable Aqua Features: Germicidal tablets contain20 mg of tetraglycinehydroperiodide Safely treats giardia and other waterborne pathogens Each bottle treats 25 qts. (23.5 ltr) Use two tablets per quart (liter) of water Shelf-life of opened bottles is six months (five years ifunopened) Not recommended for people with heightened iodinesensitivity or allergy Iodine does not definitely kill Cryptosporidium. Use withfilter for complete decontamination Contents: 50 tablets * Product can not be shipped outside of the United States
The Zodi Hot Tap X-40 is a very high output, instant water heater and hot shower, delivering up to 50 hours of continuous hot water between propane refills. Designed for professional outfitters, base camps, cabins, and horse trailers. This shower is constructed of rugged steel for extra durability. The 16 ft long hose allows use all over camp from the kitchen area for the dishes to the shower area without moving the heater. Electronic ignition (requires AA batteries) for "instant on" convenience. Legs retract for compact storage in tough storage gear bag. Rugged steel handles for easy transport. The toughest portable water heater available anywhere. So tough its even in use in the Antarctic: Features: Packed with a 40,000 BTU burner for unlimited INSTANT hot water. 12 volt high flow pump for great water pressure anywhere (providing Over 1 gallon of hot water per minute!). Delivers unlimited hot water for showers, dishes, cleaning up and more. 16 foot long shower hose for unlimited convenience and reach. Electric ignition system for instant ON (requires AA battery). Rugged gas valve adjust water temperature in seconds. Water saving showerhead conserves water. Gas regulator connects to all 5 gallon or larger propane cylinders. Steel handles on each side for easy transport around camp. Retractable legs for compact storage & convenient transport. Durable padded gear bag with carry strap stores and protects heater. Mil-Spec rated components for extra durability. Tough steel construction will not crack or fail in cold weather.