Kenny's Water Page
Off-Grid Ho~! Topic: Water
(*This page is in the making)
develop a means to "Let thine own cisterns water thee".
A well seems to work well. And without a water bill every
have allowed for the
funds to remedy changes necessary to using that water. Take
it from me, this needs to be priority ONE.
In a word, Nematodes.
If you're thinking of venturing off grid, the adjustment isn't so
traumatic as one might pre-suppose. However, there are some
very real needful adjustments that will NEED to be addressed.
Having used my self as the test population (LOL), I first feel
compelled to tell you about those pesky nematodes.
I pretty much know my body. I don't go to doctors that proscribe
medications that desensitize or detract from my own immune system and
therefore feel more sensitive to arising issues (thereby able to
counteract a bit more quickly). It seems I don't get sick
like all the others around me so without being conclusive, I'm leaning
on the lack of doctor visits as being the premise and the result.
One day I was feeling bloated. No big deal, I ate cheese.
But then it went on for over a week. Along with the bloat came
the lack of energy (which is usually something not lacked).
I pondered having eaten after the cat on a pan that was forgotten to be
washed. I thought about my diet and intake of tobacco (yes,
I am aware tobacco is in vogue to be known as bad. Consider that
in my youth, unlike some of the readers of this writ, we were fed with
media PROGRAMMING consisting of cartoons to market cigarettes to
us. Consider that in my youth there was still debate since "9 out
of 10 Doctors preferred to smoke". So what was taking
my energy? I considered cancer, old-age, the weather, etc. as the
cause for my sudden lack of energy but wasn't convinced.
Those pesky nematodes did this to me.
Since I brush my teeth with the untreated/unfiltered water, there's one
way they invaded me.
you are using water straight from the well, or other source that is
unfiltered, you will need to address this NEMATODE issue.
As gross as it might sound, it's actually really amazing that there are
some nematodes that ONLY prefer human hosts! So when
it first was realized, I felt super-popular because it felt like a five
pound baby in my stomach~!
Let's jump right in to the cure. It's not always possible
to cleanse our water intake, so the following is a need-to-know for all
off-gridders (or campers, hunters, fugitives, etc.)
Here's what worked almost immediately: Garlic and Coconut
Oil. It's all I had on hand but it worked and resulted in a
The garlic works best if smashed and allowed to sit for 15 minutes
(that's just something I read on the internet though, so it's variable
until one of my alter-egoes fully tests this theory).
However I followed the direction and smashed some garlic and let it sit
for 15 minutes before chewing and swallowing. The effects
were almost invigorating (I must have had a lot of nematodes in that
water!). Then it was off to the wood-burning stove to make
some tea. Tea is not part of the cure though, it was my
personal choice for ingesting the coconut oil.
Other cures should
also be considered:
Diatomaceous Earth (food-grade only) and this stuff is amazing for
apparently just about everything in diverse areas of our lives.
Swallow some till you feel better. A shovel a day ought to get it.
Pumpkin seeds are said to paralyze the cling-on nematode type, so eat
Coconut Oil is said to have a bunch of stuff to aid the riddance of
nematodes from the body, put a shovel full in your tea....tastes good
to me anyway.
There are some other seeds that are also advised but all I remember is
that it is a purple edible thing. If you know what that thing is,
eat the seeds from it. Okay I'm back to edit this, it's not
purple, it's a papaya. It is stated that the seeds from the
papaya contain an enzyme that nematodes don't like. Try it and
get back to me on that one.
Coffee Enema (seriously, I'm not doing this one, but it is said to rid
the area of which some anematodes lay their eggs...i.e. your
butt). So next time you see that dog dragging its butt across
your carpet or leg, it probably has worms (nematodes) that it's wiping
off. Believe it or not, this particular nematode remedy was
VERY detailed and lengthy of a process. The steps involved
are far beyond my time frame (and probably my comfort level, too).
Since contaminated water is the primary source of parasites in general,
find a way to filter the water. Reverse osmosis is my
choice (not yet connected since I'm still trying to locate a 1" female
connector from a garden hose that will reduce to 1/4" line of the
reverse osmosis unit). I also have a pre-filter that is of the
type that can be simply cleaned/sterilized and re-used. Filters
are ridiculously over-priced so consider newer technology over the
chains and tethers to the manufacturers of the temporary
It is said that sand, charcoal, etc. will also filter water pretty good
but that's not on the agenda for the time being.
is a good
resource for your pesky nematode days.
The end of Water (for now).
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