Category: Water

Guide to Making Activated Charcoal

Anyone living off the grid or preparing for a major disaster should learn about activated charcoal.

Anyone living off the grid or preparing for a major disaster should learn about activated charcoal. Why? Because it could literally save your life. Emergency rooms all over the world regularly use activated charcoal to treat certain types of poisonings. …

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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 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 a …

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The Big Three for Beginners

When you are new to disaster preparedness it can be a very big deal. 

When you are new to disaster preparedness it can be a very big deal.  It can seem very overwhelming and since most of us are on fixed budgets and fixed schedules this can be very tough on everyone. We all …

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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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Three Sources of Water in Urban Survival

The first week, or so, after a serious SHTF situation in the Urban environment water might not be an issue.

The first week, or so, after a serious SHTF situation in the Urban environment water might not be an issue. The tap might even still be working. You could have some water stored and there are going to be other …

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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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Have you Considered Drilling a Well?

Of the many considerations that can be made for water procurement, we all depend on a few. You might be a Berkey filter kind of person or a rain barrel type of person.

Of the many considerations that can be made for water procurement, we all depend on a few. You might be a Berkey filter kind of person or a rain barrel type of person. From what we can tell, emergency water …

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Rule the Barter with 5 Stockpiled Items

This is going to be a very raw look at the items you want to have on hand to barter.

This is going to be a very raw look at the items you want to have on hand to barter. It’s not an article about being a helpful person in regards to the barter. This article is about having things …

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Rain Collection and Garden Watering

Many preppers and survivalists are happy to store survival seed banks and harvest the prior year seeds for use in the next harvest.

Many preppers and survivalists are happy to store survival seed banks and harvest the prior year seeds for use in the next harvest. Growing food when things get ugly is a very important way to deal with your overall procurement of …

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