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Water is life. There is no getting around that.
The good news is its also all around us if you know how to manipulate it. Water in an urban scenario presents many different challenges primarily because it is either locked up tight or highly contaminated.
Consider how many of our people live in cramped cities. There is much mention of the use of balconies and laundry rooms to store preps and grow small amounts of food but what about water storage and catchment.
Securing water in an urban scenario will not be easy. It will take a serious amount of work from you each day. Not only will you be tasked with catching water but also protecting it. Everyone else needs a drink, too! Have you considered your plans for procuring water in an urban survival scenario?
Survival water is a multi-pronged issue. Here is how you remedy your situation.
Though water catchment is not very easy in an urban environment it an be a very effective option when coupled with other things.
While storage space will be limited you should have a designated location for water storage in your home. You can use things like water bricks or just store gallon jugs. Stored water can be dangerous because it will damage structures if it bursts in large quantities.
High-quality water filters are going to be essential if you want to prepare for a situation that will involve no access to water. Even the water you catch could use good water filtering. You might also be asked to boil water that is coming from your tap in a disaster. A good filter can help with that water, too!
Finding a few bodies of water in your area can make a huge difference when it comes to dealing with water disasters. Search a map and look for lakes and rivers.
Things like bleach and other means of sanitizing water will also be a big deal in terms of dealing with a water crisis.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.