Some Frugal Tips For Preppers on Water

By Brian F I have come to believe that it is just human nature that drives us as a society to over complicate our home built projects, we see someone that we want to replicate and we drive forward with out stopping to have a good think over. My case this month is water storage, in particular an acquaintance near by. This person wanted to expand their water storage. They … [Read more...]

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

“Water is life, without clean water you will die sooner than later.” 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 … [Read more...]

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

“Bring water and food with you from home, but forage around you as well. Thus your family or tribe will have food and water enough for its needs.” Sun Tzu (adapted for woodsmen and women) 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 … [Read more...]

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

By Robert B - this is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest. 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 … [Read more...]

Slow sand water filter system

This guest post by Thomas T. Tinker 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 … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about water storage

by Cliff C 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 … [Read more...]

How to Get Clean, Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency

by Kirk S 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 … [Read more...]

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

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Water Storage Tips and Advice 101

Today we present another article in our non-fiction writing contest –Boatswain's Mate from Florida 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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]