Category Archive: Water

The 8 Fastest Ways to Purify Water

The 8 Fastest Ways to Purify Water If the SHTF and you’re running from a violent mob, fighting off looters, and trekking for miles through the wilderness, you’re gonna get pretty thirsty. Hopefully you can take some water with you, but you’re going to run out eventually, which means you’ll have to find water and …

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How to Purify Contaminated Water

How to Purify Contaminated Water From a SHTF/long term survival perspective, how on earth do you purify contaminated water? It’s a difficult question to answer because we need water for so many different things. We need drinkable water for obvious reasons, we need water that we can bathe in, water to do dishes in, to …

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How To Test Your Drinking Water (And Why You Should Do It)

How To Test Your Drinking Water (And Why You Should Do It) Most people turn on the faucet in their kitchen or bathroom and don’t think twice about the liquid flowing from it. But if the situation in Flint, Michigan has taught us anything, it is that we cannot trust the safety of any drinking …

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How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing Your plumbing system is particularly vulnerable to such things as frozen pipes and bursting water lines during the winter. There is nothing worse than when your pipes freeze (ok, there are a lot worse things, but you know what I mean). This has happened to me a number of …

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Connecting Rain Barrels For Extra Water Harvesting

Connecting Rain Barrels For Extra Water Harvesting Having plenty of water is a no brainer, without it we die… simple. Knowing that fact we all should be thinking proactively about how we can achieve more water storage and honestly, it is very simple….rain barrels. In this case, the authors have utilized a system of interconnected …

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How To Get Fresh Water Out Of Thin Air

How To Get Fresh Water Out Of Thin Air If you have heard of what survival experts call ‘the Rule of Threes’ you know that you can only live without water for about 3 days (along with 3 minutes without air, 3 weeks without food, etc). If the SHTF and you find yourself in a …

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DIY Gutterless Rain Barrel – a “Drain Barrel”

DIY Gutterless Rain Barrel – a “Drain Barrel” This DIY gutterless rain barrel is a great alternative to the standard rain barrel collectors you can get. This way of collection could be implemented on a shed or smaller structure to get maximum water collection. How to build a “drain barrel” for those of you who …

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A Complete Guide to SHTF Water Filters

A Complete Guide to SHTF Water Filters Water filters can be lifesavers when it comes to situations where you’re dealing with undrinkable or contaminated H2O. SHTF water filters can assist in these unfortunate situations with a variety of different devices to percolate water containing any bacteria. Our filters are designed to be fully functioning without …

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How To Make A Simple 3 Piece Plywood Canoe

How To Make A Simple 3 Piece Plywood Canoe I pride my self on getting the best information I can find on shtfpreparedness.com and I have to say this tutorial for the 3 piece flat bottom canoe is the best I have ever found! You can get other DIY tutorials on how to build a canoe …

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Extend The Life Of Your Hot Water Heater

Extend The Life Of Your Hot Water Heater I’m all about DIY here at SHTFPreparedness. Why hire an expensive professional when the job can be done inexpensively by yours truly. Much like changing the filter on your HVAC unit, it is a good idea to regularly maintain your water heater annually.  Family Handyman recommends Test the water pressure …

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