Category: Water

How To Can Water for Emergencies

inverted mason jars with water ready for canning

Bottled water is definitely easy to come by when conditions are favorable, but it has a relatively short shelf life. Canning water is a great method to preserve water, and there’s an easy-to-follow way to do it ourselves!   Stocking …

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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 water well! Benefits of a Well So, what are the benefits of having a water …

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Water Purification or Sanitization do you Know the Difference

Water security and water storage are vitally important to any version of preparedness plans.

Water security and water storage are vitally important to any version of preparedness plans. There is no getting around the fact that we need to have an answer for water in a disaster. Every year we see a city in …

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Rainwater Harvesting Tips for Newbies

When I was in college, my parents bought a huge piece of land in Oklahoma where they planned on building a self-sustaining homestead.

When I was in college, my parents bought a huge piece of land in Oklahoma where they planned on building a self-sustaining homestead. At first, they were really excited, but the longer they lived there, the more they realized how …

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How to Purify Water for Survival

Knowing how to purify water is a critical survival skill. When disaster strikes, there is a very good chance that you won't have access to drinkable water.

If you don’t know how to purify water for survival or when SHTF, just taking one look at the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) National Outbreak Reporting System will show you that disease outbreaks associated with drinking water …

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DIY Automatic Garden Watering Tool

DIY Automatic Garden Watering Buddy - With this DIY automatic garden watering buddy you will never forget again! This size watering buddy is designed for container plants / veggies but with a little imagination and skill you could easily upscale this and use a 55 gallon barrel.

Gardens can be a serious source of food for people with a good chunk of land and the right vegetables. Its not easy to grow lots of food consistently and harvest and store it properly.  It’s often misleading when you …

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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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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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