Category: Water


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.

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. 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 …

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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 In fact, over 410 billion gallons of water are withdrawn from the country’s water supply each day!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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DIY Inexpensive Small Diameter Water Well

DIY Inexpensive Small Diameter Water Well - I would prefer to have my own well for everyday use, only because it would save a lot of money of the years and I wouldn't be reliant on the grid. Read on to see how you can make this small diameter water well for cheap and save a ton of money on your water bill!

Having clean water available in any situation is obviously ideal, but if you live where there is no well nearby and the SHTF you may find yourself out of water and thirsty quicker than you think. This is a perfect DIY project I’m sure we all could do, some easier than others as the water …

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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 water cool before drinking (obviously). Add one minute of boiling to the initial 10 minutes for …

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8 Places You Can Store Your Drinking Water

8 Places You Can Store Your Drinking Water — Of all the survival supplies you can stockpile, water is arguably the most important. Without it, you’d only last a few days before dying of thirst. Unfortunately, water takes up a lot of space. 

Of all the survival supplies you can stockpile, water is arguably the most important. Without it, you’d only last a few days before dying of thirst. Unfortunately, water takes up a lot of space. Even a whole pallet of water will only last a family of four a couple months (if everyone only uses one …

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