Straw/Portable Water Filters, A Two Year Test: Weekly Product Review

This test began as a result of my desires to build several 3 day bags, after purchasing my first water filter which was the Katadyn Hiker Micro filter which at the time was almost $80, now obviously a cost issue when it comes to ensuring everyone in my immediate family has what they need. It filters 0.2 microns, and about 190 gallons + or – a few depending on how hard you use it. Without a doubt this is a very solidly built filter, and they make several models and now replaceable cartridges for extending the life of the water filter.

HippoRoller© improve access to water or transport dry goods: Weekly Product Review

When I first heard about HippoRoller© I was intrigued, after all though we have water accessible in Arizona, contrary to many popular myths. It is not always easy to reach nor is it in most cases clean without filtering and boiling, or using $200 filtration systems that require extensive maintenance themselves. Personally, as a soon to be 40 year old with dozens of major spinal surgeries under my belt, the idea of carrying around an extra 25 too 30lbs of water filtration gear doesn’t make a bit of sense.

The Prepper’s Easy to Set-Up Rain Water Catchment System

Whether for your home or your “Bug Out” location, you’re going to need water to survive, personal hygiene, washing clothing, etc. I’ve made a simple rain catch system at our bug out location that any one can build for less than $150.00.

Although there are many ways to build a rain catch system, we found this system to be simple to build in under thirty minutes.

Slow sand water filter system

Just stirring the pot of ideas for the pack at large and those that have simply missed the possibilities. Thomas T. Tinker

While in a third world country with light arms and air support, I first noticed this style.. type.. of water ‘filter’ systems. Clay boxes and cement pipes, used drums and barrels, pots and 5 gallon buckets. Each had some form of cobbled up hose or pipe out of the top or the side. I got mine out of a ‘Buffalo’ or a 2 liter bottle and I never enjoyed the effects of the third worlds revenge.

Now folks this posting is not unlike the one I did on “TARPS” not too long ago. Short on plans and hoping to instigate a dialogue on the subject. Gawd knows I donwanna spend too much time on this cause it’s a Tuesday and I don’t wanna run into NatGeos Doomsday Preppers. Next to Storage Wars or Snapped…. Who’d wanna miss it!!! THAT LAST LINE WAS FOR THE FEDERALIES READING THE BLOG TODAY… I’M REALLY GOING TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE ATTIC WATCHING THE ENTIRE ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ BOXED SET… YEEE HAWW.

Let’s talk about water storage

I’ll start off by saying that I’m in west Georgia and the bulk of our state has been under drought conditions for several years. I believe it was two years ago when our local reservoirs were almost empty (it gave the county a good chance to clean out the old tires (close to 1000) that had been tossed into the water over the years and to clean out the old sunken boats, junked cars and other trash and garbage that has accumulated over the years. The reservoirs have pretty much refilled and since there is no housing boom and so many houses sitting empty they will remain pretty close to full for the foreseeable future.

How to Get Clean, Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency

Everyone agrees that you should have an emergency supply of water. Most experts advise that you should have a minimum water supply for 72 hours and the CDC recommends that you have 1 gallon of water for each person in your family for each day. If you have a family of 4 you will need 12 gallons of water for those 72 hours. This is pretty easy to do with bottled water. Bottled water is pre-packaged and has clear expiration dates so you know that the water is still safe to drink.

Acquiring safe drinking water becomes a little more difficult if you need to abandon your home or if the emergency lasts longer than 72 hours. Each case requires an understanding of water safety, contamination, and treatment.

How to make a pre filter using an inline RV water filter

Water Storage Tips and Advice 101

Greetings to all. I would like to write about my experience with water storage over the years. First and foremost, water is hands down the most important tangible item in a survival scenario. There are countless articles written on food storage, guns, bug out this, bug in that and multiple other survival gear and items.

The fact is, without water….your dead. The human body can only survive a few days without water, but can go a few weeks without food. Sure you can “bug out” and snare game, or kill a deer for food, but how are you going to wash your hands after you dress an animal, clean your cookware or wash down that game flavored goodness that you are probably not used to? So here is a short article on water basics covering procurement, storage, filtration and usage.

The Prepper’s Water Storage Primer

Because I live in an area that receives a decent amount of rainfall throughout the year I keep my water storage plan simple – I have ten, five-gallon containers bought at Walmart in the sporting goods department a 200 gallon rainwater catchment system and another 55 gallon food grade barrel that I have put in place to catch water off of the room of my chicken coop – I use this water to water my chickens, but of course if needed I could filter and drink it too.

The Big Berkey / Doulton Filtration System Hybrid for Those Who Live in California

This is a review for my Big Berkey/Doulton water filtration system. I live in California and was informed by Berkey that they can only ship the smaller units to California due to a lead-free certification that Berkey did not yet have. They could only ship the travel size or the plastic one because those were supposed to be for travel/outdoor use.