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How to Safely and Easily Harvest Rainwater

By Emma C / March 28, 2016

No matter the situation, every prepper has the same thing at the top of his list for an TEOTWAWKI situation: water. Every well-informed prepper also knows that when it comes to water storage is not an easy thing. Where will you store it? How much is enough? In order to avoid a situation where you […]

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Proven Methods for Filtering Water in a Grid Down Scenario

By Andrew J. / December 4, 2015

Having water on hand is just one part of being prepared. Knowing how to safely store, treat, filter and purify water can keep you alive. To know how much water to have on hand and how to store it, read Water Storage 101. This article reviews how to make sure water is safe to drink. […]

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A Great Idea for Rainwater Catchment

By Andrew J. / October 23, 2015

When I was a kid, we didn’t have city water. We had a cistern as many in our community did. However, our cistern was not so good, it was made of cinder block, leaked and had to be cleaned at least once a year. Also, instead of just collecting water we had to have water […]

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Dry Run for When the Water Stops

By Andrew J. / September 4, 2015

Something I have learned over the years is that my own experience coupled with the anecdotal experience of my peers will always trump the theoretical. Most assuredly, this also applies to coping skills learned in a disaster or what I like to call a “Disruptive Event”. Some of you might recall that due to a […]

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Product Review: Portable Water Bladder

By Andrew J. / September 2, 2015

This Hydration Engine Bladder is much more than just a plastic bag with a drink tube that can only be used for hydration for one person. The GEIGERRIG system dramatically expands the uses for you and even others’ access to drinking water. The bladder is BPA FREE and PTHALATE Free. It has a unique spray […]

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Normal Water Bottles Are Insufficient for Long Term Storage

By Andrew J. / August 22, 2015

Water bottles, the small ones up to gallon containers and even the three gallon containers, have become so flimsy that you might as well be drinking water from Ziploc bags. They should market them as collapsible, because some of the bottles will almost collapse when you try to open them. Some, if not many of […]

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DIY Well

By Andrew J. / July 20, 2015

For anyone lucky enough to have a shallow water table without bedrock, a do-it-yourself driven well saves thousands of dollars compared to having a bored well drilled. Under ideal conditions, a well can be driven in a few hours and fitted with a pitcher pump, creating an uncomplicated, inexpensive backup or everyday water supply. Sand […]

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How to Find Water in the Wild

By Andrew J. / July 16, 2015

Clean drinking water is high on the survival checklist, second only to shelter. The fragility of the human body means that it can only survive a day or two, maybe less, without clean water to drink. Water is necessary to regulate the body’s temperature and allow maximum physical performance. Without doubt, in the case of […]

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Is It REALLY Illegal to Catch and Store Rainwater?

By Andrew J. / June 17, 2015

You may have heard about a news back in 2012 of a man who was sentenced to jail because he collected rainwater on his own property and… you may be wondering whether this is something you can or cannot do. Obviously, rainwater is free and since it’s on your own property, you should be able […]

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Can Your Stored Water Go Bad? How Do You Fix It?

By Andrew J. / May 26, 2015

The short answer is: “Yes”. The long answer is the subject of this post. In the abstract, if you have a clean container with nothing but water in it, and the container is sealed, the water should keep indefinitely. It starts with no bacteria. It is sealed, so no bacteria can enter. And there would […]

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