Category: Water

How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound

How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound - Did you know that when compost breaks down it produces heat? With this heat you can warm up water in the pipes that run through the compost. Obviously the more pipe and the more compost you have the more warm water you get.

Compost gives us the so much. It’s amazing that every American doesn’t have a compost heap in their yard. You can literally transform your soil by amending it with compost. If you do this for 5 years you will see …

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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. If a disaster occurred and the supply lines to fresh water were comprised, we would be in a pickle.

Of the many resources your prepare for, water should be way up on the list. While it seems like we could never have a water crisis in this nation, just stop and think about it. You do not want to …

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How To Make An Earthen Water Filter For Radioactive Water

How To Make An Earthen Water Filter For Radioactive Water — It’s amazing that mother earth gives us the radioactive particles but with a little knowledge we can take them away with her too.

There is an argument of which radical SHTF disaster is the most popular. Which has really brought on the survivalist’s movement and then the prepping movement? Well, it has to be a nuclear bomb. The nuclear age rattled everyone.  Some …

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How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water

How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water - One issue that arises when storing pool shock is that fumes do build up. You need to respect that this is a powerful chemical and you will need to be careful when opening it. Make sure whichever method you choose for storing this, you have it clearly labeled that there can be dangerous fumes upon opening it.

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, …

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How To Get Water, Filter and Purify 101

How To Get Water, Filter and Purify 101 — Water is essential for surviving more than a few days and will be your #1 priority in a survival situation. On average we can survive around 3 days without water. If SHTF and you don't have a source for water or the means to purify it, you will likely die fairly quickly.

The water cycle. We all learn about it in early science. As early as 1st grade we understand the behavior of water. That is very interesting.  There is a different water cycle worth mentioning. It’s one we dont talk about …

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Off-Grid Water Systems: 8 Viable Solutions to Bring Water to Your Homestead

Off-Grid Water Systems: 8 Viable Solutions to Bring Water to Your Homestead - Without water, there is no life. As such an important commodity, we need to constantly look for ways to make sure our supplies are reliable, sustainable, and sufficient. What are our options for the homestead?

Water is the key to life, hygiene, and food preparation. This goes for almost all life forms on your homestead. Do your best to have plenty of it around!  Tap Water If your homestead is close enough to run pipe …

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How To Drill Your Own Water Well

How To Drill Your Own Water Well - The water well drilling methods described here work well in digging/drilling through dirt, and clay, including really hard clay.  They will not work if you need to drill through rock but, if the area you live in is flat or relatively flat, it is definitely worth a try.  Many folks think they have to dig or drill their well into an aquifer.  For irrigation and lawn watering, reaching an aquifer isn't necessary.

You can drill your own shallow water well using PVC and household water hoses.   It is a cheap and effective way to dig your own shallow water well.  So, what are the benefits of having a water well drilled on …

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Emergency Water Purification Calculator

Emergency Water Purification Calculator - In an emergency, to purify drinking water, two methods are most often used. Boiling is the preferred way to purify water, however bleach can be a lifesaver. Both boiling and bleach will kill the bacteria and provide you with purified water to drink.

In an emergency, to purify drinking water, two methods are most often used. Boiling is the preferred way to purify water. Bring water to a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes, keeping in mind that some water will evaporate. Let the …

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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.

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. The Simple Shower is a little …

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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 …

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