Category Archive: Water

Back To The Basics: Water For Survival 101

Back To The Basics: Water For Survival 101 Clean water is something that we all take for granted.  We turn on the faucet and there it is.  It is plentiful, it is clean and it is drinkable.  Yes, it may have some undesirable chemical additions (fluorides come to mind) but that is a subject for …

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How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water

How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water Many Preppers plan to use bleach for water purification, but bleach degrades over time, so it only has an effective shelf life of 6 months to a year. Dry High Test Hypochlorite (HTH) or pool shock has no shelf life, and its cheap – a one pound …

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Grey Water: What It Is and Why It’s So Important

Grey Water: What It Is and Why It’s So Important Since you can only live for about three days without water, learning to store and purify it should be a top priority no matter what kind of disaster you’re preparing for. This is especially true if you don’t live near a reliable source of water. …

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How To Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator

How To Make A 5 Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator This 5 Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator could literally change the way you harvest FREE power! This is by far the most innovative modification I’ve found for a five gallon bucket. Sam Redfield developed this design to provide a source of electricity that can be built cheap and hooked …

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How to make Solar Powered Water Pump for Water Barrels

How To Make A Solar Powered Water Pump For Water Barrels You can buy these from Amazon… but why buy one when you can make one 🙂 This project is pretty easy and a lot of the time more powerful than the store brought ones. If you have any rain barrels you should consider this project …

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Safe Drinking Water in Any Situation

Safe Drinking Water in Any Situation Everyone agrees that you should have an emergency supply of water. Most experts advise that you should have a minimum water supply for 72 hours and the CDC recommends that you have 1 gallon of water for each person in your family for each day. If you have a …

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Long Term Water Storage: How Long Will Your Water Storage Last

Long Term Water Storage: How Long Will Your Water Storage Last How much water do you think you use on a daily basis? Depending on your personal hygiene preferences:  5 gallons? 10 gallons? 20 gallons? Do you have a means to filter your water? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the average American uses 80 …

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3 Ways to Find Bodies of Water in the Wilderness

3 Ways to Find Bodies of Water in the Wilderness Wilderness survival skills are important skills for every prepper to learn. What happens if the SHTF, you need to bug out, and for some reason, the location you’ve scouted or prepped has already been invaded or pillaged by others? You’re going to need to bug …

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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel This is actually a really good idea if you store rain water. If you want filtered water right from a rain barrel this is for you. For gardening, rainwater is, naturally, best unfiltered. But for household use, the vintage book says the following instructions yield a cheap and …

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DIY Solar Water Heater From Plastic Bottles

DIY Solar Water Heater From Plastic Bottles See how to make a solar water heater from plastic bottles and save on your water heating bill 🙂 Jose Alano is a retired mechanic that lives in Brazil. Jose invented a solar water heater from a pile of plastic bottles and cartons. This is great for the environment …

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