Question about water collection and storage from Red C

My 200 gallon water storage / rain catchment system...

MD, thanks for all you do on this site, as you’ve made it a very valuable one, IMHO. I have a question for the Pack, related to water. I’ve been increasing our water storage. We live in a small town & depend on city water. If we lost that, our primary resupply would be rain […]

Questions and Answers with The Wolf Pack : Choosing a Water Pump…

I have a question that might be a good one to pose to the pack. I’ve been looking at 55 gallon water barrel pumps on Amazon and Ebay and reading details and reviews. The price ranges are fairly wide. I want something that will last, and do the job with ease of use. I am […]

How to Carry 200 Gallons of Water or More

Photo by: Sam Howzit

Today’s non-fiction writing contest entry, “How to Carry 200 Gallons of Water or More” was written by Donald T I would like to start off by letting all of you know that, I too have been lurking for the past two years. I have learned more from this site than I have from all of the others combined. […]

Questions & Answers with The Wolf Pack – Rain Water Collection

Question from Red C

MD, thanks for all u do on this site, as you’ve made it a very valuable one, IMHO.

I have a question for the Pack, related to water.  I’ve been increasing our water storage.  We live in a small town & depend on city water.  If we lost that, our primary resupply would be rain water.  Our area rec’s about 40 inches of rain/year.

I’m curious about what types of water resupply systems (rain, well, creek, lake, etc) other Pack members depend on, & if some pack members have advice for me.  We’re in the process of setting up a couple rain barrels.

I have some tarps I could use to increase rain catchment in an emergency.  We have 3-4 pools & a hot tub within a 2 block radius.

M.D. Adds : Red, I have two of these “100 Gallon Rain Harvesting Tanks” from Prepper Water Storage, and a 55 gallon tank that I use to collect water off the roof of my chicken coop, that I use to water the chickens. I also have a farm pond that is about one acre in size and located about 200 yards from my property line, that I can use if needed.

Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Storing Water?

Question from Mountain Fever

I have a question I’d like to post; I don’t know what day of the week you post questions from members… but my question is: I have (4) 7-gallon water storage containers in my garage; and I hope to change out the water only every 6 months.

Do I need to use any “water preserves” or something else to kill bacteria growth? I found this “Aerobic Stabilized Oxygen Water Preserver” but am not familiar with it; has anyone used it? I also heard of some people using a little bit of bleach or baking soda; but would like advice.

Questions and answers with The Wolf Pack : How do I get to my well water after the electric goes out?

Question from Robbin W I’ve seen where people can write in and get advice from the pack, that is what I need!! My husband works out of town a lot. He takes good care of things and keeps most everything in working order but I have this fear of him being gone when the SHTF […]

How to fix a black Berkey filter

Homemade water filter

Video by bctruck M.D adds: I also detail how to make this type filter in my book “31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness“.

DIY Multiple Rain Barrel System

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Slow sand water filter system

This guest post by Thomas T. Tinker and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. 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. […]

Having to drink wild water

Black Berkey filter

This guest post is by Dale Martin and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . In virtually ever facet of preparedness and planning, especially if money is not a problem, there are items you can buy from a commercial supplier. For most of us, however, money is somewhat relevant. Thus, most of us are constantly deciding on a […]

Water Storage, Collection, Locating and Handling.

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Mar We have been studying the issue of water for several years. Living in Texas we not only have to concern ourselves with what would happen during a SHTF event, but, also during a severe drought. I think all of us here […]

Well Mining for Water


This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest by Mike M It’s a well known fact that in order to survive, the need for a clean, fresh source of water is paramount. In any survival situation, water should be in your top three must haves. Shelter is absolutely paramount and so […]

How much water is enough?

This is a guest post by Tom Sciacca of :yes: . If you like food as much as I do, it’s hard to imagine that our body can actually go weeks without food. It wouldn’t be fun, of course, but it can be done. But without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly – […]

Let’s talk about water storage

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  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 […]

Lifestraw water filter system


In my bug out bag, I have two Sport Berkey water bottles, these work great and besides filtering out waterborne pathogenic bacteria and heavy metals the bottles do double duty as a canteen of sorts. But, with clean water being second in importance only to oxygen for survival, I’ve been looking to add yet another water filtration system to […]

The Last Resort Water Source

This is a guest post by Kim B [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win a number of prizes including an 84 serving storage bucket of Wise Food Storage, 500 rounds of 9mm ammo, a NukAlert a copy of my book The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat and a copy […]