Category Archive: Water

How To Drill Your Own Water Well

Make sure you Like SHTFPreparedness on Facebook or Follow us on Pinterest to be updated every time we post great articles on Prepping, Homesteading, Survival, DIY and other topics! How To Drill Your Own Water Well You can drill your own shallow water well using PVC and household water hoses.   It is a cheap and …

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How to Purify Contaminated Water

How to Purify Contaminated Water 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 …

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DIY Easy Hand Pump For Wells Or Rain Barrels

DIY Easy Hand Pump For Wells Or Rain Barrels Don’t spend your hard earned cash on a hand pump for a well or rain barrel when you can make a better one at home for half the price. I have made tens of these over the years and they work great. In an emergency water …

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How to Build a Self Watering Rain Gutter Grow System

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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. The Simple Shower is a little device that turns just about any …

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How Much Rainwater Can You/Should You Store

How Much Rainwater Can You/Should You Store 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 …

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Laundry To Landscape Grey-water Hack

Laundry To Landscape Grey-water Hack   I think this is a perfect project for many of us that want to save money and recycle laundry water 🙂 We all waste water. Well, with this hack you can use the water from your laundry to water your garden 🙂 Save gallons upon gallons of water. The hose …

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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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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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