You can disinfect water and make it potable using a teaspoon, 5-gallon bucket, and powdered calcium hypochlorite (78%). Follow these simple steps and make your water biologically safe to drink. The concentrated chlorine mix we will show you how to make here can be added to water to kill bacteria, virus, and many other biological contaminants that can make you sick and dehydrated during a disaster or other water emergency.
There are several steps involved in making liquid disinfectant. Measurements do not need to be exact, and if you are going to error, error on the side of too much calcium hypochlorite.
WARNING: Do not drink this. It is the concentrate you use to disinfect your water.
Once the water has been treated, allow the water to stand for at least 1 hour, longer if possible. This allows the disinfectant to kill the living organisms. Once the water has been allowed to stand, you can dispense the water for drinking. If there are particulates in the water, dispense the water through a coffee filter. You can also pour the water between two cups or two buckets to aerate it. This allows the chemicals to disperse as a gas. An alternative is to run the water through a quality water filter to remove the chemicals before drinking.
The concentrate can be used to disinfect many common kitchen items. Using the concentrate in a 50/50 mix is strong enough to disinfect dishes, knives, forks, spoons, water jugs, coolers, water bottles and anything else that may become contaminated due to contact with food or hands. The process is: