Water Supply

Why You Need A Water Quality Tester For Survival: Lessons From Venezuela

Why You Need A Water Quality Tester For Survival: Lessons From Venezuela

We have listened the rule of three so much, that I will not repeat it again. Water is life, and we know it. Its quality is so tied to our…

The Advantages of Hydrogel For Water Retention In Gardens

The Advantages of Hydrogel For Water Retention In Gardens

I strongly believe that one of our major capabilities of survival is adaptability. I am an engineer, but it seems that I won’t be able to survive unless I become…

The Many Uses of Metal and Plastic Barrels and Drums

The Many Uses of Metal and Plastic Barrels and Drums

Today when Matt and I were cleaning up and organizing so we would be in a good place to get started on some long-awaited finish work on the barn and…

How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water

How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water

There is much confusion surrounding the use of pool shock to purify water. In this article, the steps are broken down in an easy to understand manner.

Best Off-Grid Hot Water Heater

Best Off-Grid Hot Water Heater

Hot water is definitely a luxury that you miss when you actually have to go without. As someone that did without running hot water for about 5 years while doing…

Electrolyte Options For The Prepared

Electrolyte Options For The Prepared

Staying hydrated is important but it is about more than just drinking water. You need electrolytes. If you have found yourself working or exercising hard but still feeling bad despite…

Exploring Off Grid Hot Water Options

Exploring Off Grid Hot Water Options

Some of you don’t know that I went without hot running water for 5 years and any indoor plumbing at all for more than 4 years. That may sound crazy…

Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Water shortages caused by wonky weather patterns make finding ways to maximize the water we do have critical. In this article, learn 16 ways to conserve water in your home now so that the prudent use of water becomes habit. Your survival depends on it!

The Full Story on Emergency Water Storage

The Full Story on Emergency Water Storage

Every day, 6,000 children die of water-related diseases. https://www.unicef.org/ What an astounding number! Now, to be fair, water-related diseases will also include things like Malaria but sanitation and waterborne pathogens…

Survival Basics: Water and Water Storage

Survival Basics: Water and Water Storage

Need a basic understanding of the concepts behind water and water storage? Find answers to where to find, store, purify, and filter water for storage.

Best Water Distillers for At Home Use

Best Water Distillers for At Home Use

Why Distill? Distillation is beautiful process and it can be used to create a variety of things. Water distillation is an important tool for survival and we are lucky to…

Water Storage For The Home And The Homestead

Water Storage For The Home And The Homestead

If you are fortunate enough to have a well or some other stable, reliable source of off-grid water, you probably can stop reading. Or should you? When it comes to…

Choosing The Right Water Bottle

Choosing The Right Water Bottle

There are a lot of water bottles to choose from, and a lot of them are well made, but there are also some that are real garbage. I have attempted…

Surviving Flooding During and After Hurricane Florence

Surviving Flooding During and After Hurricane Florence

It is hurricane season, and so far it is lining up to be an eventful one. Florence is likely to bring flooding to a lot of areas. Figure 1. Infrared satellite…

How Important is Reverse Osmosis for Drinking Water Filtration?

How Important is Reverse Osmosis for Drinking Water Filtration?

In a previous blog, we discussed the benefits of a mechanical filtration system for prepping and in that blog, we began a conversation about Reverse Osmosis (RO) filters. In this…

Pros and Cons of Mechanical Water Filtration

Pros and Cons of Mechanical Water Filtration

Part of a solid home preparedness plan involves some sort of water filtration system. All of the prepper stores include water filtration from tablets to straws and some offer some…