Back to the Basics: Water for Survival

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Survival Basics: Water and Water Storage



Back to the Basics: Water for Survival — 7 Comments

  1. Great article. I’ve heard many folks talk about water purification by simply boiling it in a plastic bottle, but I always argue against it due to the amount of toxins that would seep from the plastic. Any thoughts?

  2. QUESTION — In the above article you gave instructions for getting the water out of your hot water heating. It says to open the valve at the bottom. Wouldn’t this cause all the water to run out on the floor? Thanks.

    • There should be a valve at the bottom of the hot water heater. You need to hook up a short hose and drain the contents into a bucket. I have made a note to elaborate on this in a future post.

  3. I have a ‘water board’ – its not what you think. It is a water filtration system that can be solar powered but since we use ours on our boat (which is solar powered) I opted not to use the solar panel. I drop the suction hose into the lake, turn it on and fresh, clean, safe, tasty water comes out the other end! It takes about 5 mins to produce the 5-7 gallons we need for showering, drinking, food, coffee whatever. If we need more it just takes a flip of the switch!

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