Category: Water


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.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. 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 …

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How To Choose The Right Rainwater Tank

How To Choose The Right Rainwater Tank — I am sad to say that the subject of collecting your own rainwater is getting more and more controversial because states are starting to make this illegal. I can't say I agree with the reasoning, but I can guess it comes down to money.

I am sad to say that the subject of collecting your own rainwater is getting more and more controversial because states are starting to make this illegal. I can’t say I agree with the reasoning, but I can guess it comes down to money. Some good news is that a few states are coming around (not counting my chickens …

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Pro Guide For Using Tap Water In Your Garden

Pro Guide For Using Tap Water In Your Garden - Just as important as the composition of your soil, the quality of the water you use in your garden should be known and monitored. Especially for those who cannot utilize a water catch system, having the knowledge will help your garden with healthier plants and larger harvests.

Using tap water for your garden, especially your food garden, can have some negative results. Many times, gardeners are forced to use the tap instead of catching rainwater due to their growing conditions, regulations on catching rain water, or inability to catch rainwater due to space available. This can lead to less than ideal crop …

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How To Build A Bio Water Filter

How To Build A Bio Water Filter - This is a great DIY option to learn about in the event SHTF and you need a clean water filtration system larger than a Lifestraw. As you can see by the picture the water filters through three separate layers, gravel, sand and activated charcoal. The gravel removes the large pieces of debris, the sand removes the smaller particulate matter and finally the activated charcoal removes bacteria and some chemicals.  However this system does not completely remove 100% of everything harmful.

This is a great project to have at home for that just in case moment. Bio-filters are a great alternative This is a great DIY option to learn about in the event SHTF and you need a clean water filtration system larger than a Lifestraw. As you can see by the picture the water filters through …

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DIY Inexpensive Small Diameter Water Well

DIY Inexpensive Small Diameter Water Well - I would prefer to have my own well for everyday use, only because it would save a lot of money of the years and I wouldn't be reliant on the grid. Read on to see how you can make this small diameter water well for cheap and save a ton of money on your water bill!

Having clean water available in any situation is obviously ideal, but if you live where there is no well nearby and the SHTF you may find yourself out of water and thirsty quicker than you think. This is a perfect DIY project I’m sure we all could do, some easier than others as the water …

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How to Get More Pressure Out Of Well Water

How to Get More Pressure Out Of Well Water - I found the article below over at homeguides.sfgate.com, they go over how you can easily add more pressure to your well system. As always because you are dealing with pressure always seek advice from a professional plumber before you attempt this!

As soon as you move to the country and start homesteading, you may notice that the water pressure is a lot less than you have been used to. When you are getting your water from a well the pressure isn’t going to be like from the city water supply. I wanted to share this article …

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How To Remove Chlorine from Municipal Water

How To Remove Chlorine from Municipal Water - Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia. You cannot simply let the water sit out anymore. Chloramines do not evaporate into the air, which is one of the reasons treatment facilities started using it. Chlorine’s ability to break down when exposed to the air and sun, even motion. Chloramines are harder to get rid of.

Chlorine has long been used for treating water to remove any bacteria that may be present, thereby making it safe to use and consume. The most common way to remove the chlorine in the past was to simply let the water sit out and it was commonly believed that 24 hours, or overnight, was a …

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How And Where To Drill A Well On Your Land

How And Where To Drill A Well On Your Land - Having your own well, will not only ensure you have fresh, clean water when ever you need it, but you will be self sufficient and off the grid, saving you money in the long term.

Knowing how and where to drill a well on your land could save you and your family from dehydration if SHTF. If you live miles away from a natural water source you may struggle collecting water once the water stops flowing from the facets. I found this video from a prepper on YouTube who goes …

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How To Make Your Own Hydro Power

How To Make Your Own Hydro Power - Obviously this isn't a real secure way of generating enough power to run a whole house but if certainly could help and is a very efficient method of harnessing power.

Power by the movement of water is genius, if you have a huge river or stream you could generate a literal off the grid system, but what if you live with a small creek or a slow flowing body of water… over at otherpower.com they have a DIY water generator and they built a little …

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Pump Water Without Electricity

Pump Water Without Electricity - Consider a hydro powered water pump that requires no external energy (electric, solar or otherwise) using only the current of the water to power your water pump. It works due to the water in the wheel being higher than the release pipe, the larger the wheel the more pressure you will have to pump the water. More coils provide a greater head lift, or ability to pump uphill. What a ingenious idea and could be a lifesaver.

If SHTF you could experience a drastic disruption to your water supply. Given the importance of water for survival, having a reliable source of water after a disaster needs to be one of your main priorities. Even worse, if the grid goes down it will be extremely difficult to pump water from a source, so taking …

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