Category: Water

Make the Most of Water Storage Today!

DIY Easy Hand Pump For Wells Or Rain Barrels - If you have a rain barrel or a shallow well or even want to just suck up water from the river this is a perfect project for you.

Water storage methods and means are very important. At the moment we are living through a time where clean water is plentiful and its a means of good living. While water is very important in survival, if we set ourselves …

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How To Build A Mini Water Garden Oasis In 20 different Styles

How To Build A Mini Water Garden Oasis In 3 Different Styles - As many of you know I try to have a wide mix of DIY projects that not only help you become more self reliant and prepared for hard times but also I like to find awesome projects like this one that can test you creative skills and save you a lot of money by building your own.

There are a ton of different things that can happen to a garden. Tragedy can befall all of your growing spaces in a hurry. It is for this reason that we grow in raised beds and we grow pots. You …

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All Preppers Should Try to Drill a 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.

The importance of water stands on a pedestal above most others in the world of disaster preparedness. We are bags of water that dry out in 3 days. Image Credit: offthegridnews.com When your organs dont get the water they need, …

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The Truth About Water Storage

Americans are so used to clean and safe water is a right that its a serious problem when it goes out. Have you ever experience the water tap running dry? It doesn't happen often here but when it does, you need an answer. 

Our first-world approach to water is very interesting. For many in the world, they drink water that we wouldn’t even step in with our shoes on! That is real. That water also kills many of the people who drink it.  …

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Boiling Water With Stones 101

Boiling Water With Stones 101 — What if you were in a survival situation, and the only container you had could not be placed over a fire? Either it will melt, or if heated with a flame, it would leach toxins into the water.

The emphasis on fire and boiling water is all about making safe water.  It’s not well known but people water had cryptosporidium and other waterborne pathogens were present in the waters of America even when Jamestown was settled. They were …

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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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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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