Category: Water


The Shower that Fits in your Bug Out Bag

The Shower that Fits in your Bug Out Bag - Designed as a lightweight alternative to the much heavier solar showers, the Simple Shower weighs in at under an ounce and is a great addition to the bug out bag where every ounce matters.

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. Designed as a lightweight alternative to the much heavier solar showers, the Simple Shower weighs in at under an ounce and is a great addition …

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How Much Rainwater Can You/Should You Store

How Much Rainwater Can You - To determine the amount of storage that is appropriate for you, you need to know how much rainwater you can collect from your roof and the amount of water you will need. When calculating how much water you are going to need, you will want to really think about what you want to use the water for and what conservation methods you can incorporate.

To determine the amount of storage that is appropriate for you, you need to know how much rainwater you can collect from your roof or other areas and the amount of water you will need. When calculating how much water you are going to need, you will want to really think about what you want to …

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3 Ways to Find Bodies of Water in the Wilderness

3 Ways to Find Bodies of Water in the Wilderness - While it may be easy to pack your backpack full of high-energy protein bars and take off, it's a lot harder to carry enough water for you to last weeks on your back. Once your water bottle is empty, you're going to be praying for signs of a natural source of water, and in places that don't get too much rain, that can be even harder to come by.

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 out into the wilderness, and that’s where survival skills will …

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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.

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 easy way to make a filter just as …

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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 - According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the average American uses 80 – 100 gallons of water per day! In fact, over 410 billion gallons of water are withdrawn from the country’s water supply each day!

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 – 100 gallons of water per day! In fact, over 410 …

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DIY Solar Water Heater From Plastic Bottles

DIY Solar Water Heater From Plastic Bottles - 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 as it frees up waste trash and if you decide to  build one you could use old bottles or what ever you have available.

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 as it frees up waste trash and …

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How to Purify Contaminated Water

How to Purify Contaminated Water - We need drinkable water for obvious reasons, we need water that we can bathe in, water to do dishes in, to wash our clothes in… And not all of that water has to be filtered in the same way.

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 wash our clothes in… And …

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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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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 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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