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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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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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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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 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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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 …

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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 …

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