Category: Water


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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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