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  • Thank you for your great class at the prep fair at UVU last month. I took notes on the “pool shock” recipe for cleaning gallons of water.

    Should it be used in laundry or is it too tough on fabrics? I know at the end of a swim season my swimsuit has lost its elasticity. So is vinegar the preferred disinfectant in the final rinse.

    I am trying to figure out how much to buy. thanks. I hope to hear from you.

  • Hi Christine … glad to see you are making great progress! Calcium hypochlorite is a really strong disinfectant. You could make a 5 percent stock solution and use it to disinfect laundry, however, I would probably use the standard bleaches in my everyday laundry because they have whiteners and brighteners. Chlorine is always a little tough on fabrics so if you are only looking for a disinfectant vinegar just might be a great choice for delicate fabrics. It is important to store calcium hypochlorite carefully. It has a 10 year plus shelf life and a one pound bag will treat over 10,000 gallons of water. Considering the need to disinfect surfaces and laundry during an emergency a few one pound bags is enough for my family. I would NOT purchase a 25 pound bucket for emergency preparedness. The risks associated with the chemical is such a large quantity is too great for my purposes. That’s just me … you need to decide what is best for your family. Thanks for being part of the solution!

  • Hi there. I stumbled upon your website while looking for emergency preparedness planning in Utah. Two things: I see you have blog posts but no way to sign up to receive them when they are written. Do you have a way to communicate to readers when new blog posts are created? I want to make Christmas gifts that will help prepare my friends and family for emergency situations. When I look online I feel overwhelmed. Do you have a good starting point, that would be specific to Utah residents?

  • Did you want to include the Sierra Leone landslide in August, 2017, that killed over 1,000 people in your recent post?

  • You are awesome! Thanks for all you do and share!

  • Hello Robert,
    Thank you so much for bringing the tragedy in Sierra Leone to my attention. The scope of this post was just intended to give a snapshot of the tremendous devastation experienced in 2017 from natural disasters. I really should have included this landslide. My heart goes out to these people.
    Thanks!
    Kylene 🙂

  • Hello Teresa,

    My apologies for the tardy reply. Our site was hacked and it took awhile to work all of the bugs out. The subscribe option was deleted from our sidebar. Thanks for bringing that to our attention. If you go back to the home page, you can enter your email address now and it will send you each new post. I have a fantastic IT guy now who is taking care of everything.

    Have you looked at our book? We were teaching a class at a conference and a lady stood up and thanked us for writing The Provident Prepper. She said that after reading this book for the first time she felt that she could do this. She could prepare her family without being confused or overwhelmed. That was a fantastic compliment. Our book is a great resource. We encourage everyone to take small steady steps. Please feel free to contact me through the contact us page on this site anytime.

    Thank you for being part of the solution Teresa!!

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