Water filtration is one of the most if not the most important part of any survival plan. You can do for a while without a lot of things but water is not on the list. There are a lot of filters out there to choose from and I will say right now that no filter is ideal for every possible situation, but this ultimate guide should help you sort through the best survival water filters on the market. After studying this guide many of you will probably come to the conclusion that you need more than one type of filter to cover all of your bases. You may even want three types if you want a personal back up filter on hand. Backdoor Survival has compiled this guide to the best survival water filters to help you find the right water filters for . . . Read More
The Katadyn Pocket is a premium water filter that has what it takes to get you and your family through a long emergency or crisis. When you first pick up this filter you will notice that it is made of some sturdy and premium components. The pump mechanism is high grade stainless steel and provides a smooth action that gets you fresh and pure water faster than you might have imagined. My Experience with the Katadyn was actually a gift/investment in our emergency supplies courtesy of my father. Dad was in heavy jungle combat in Vietnam and often mentions the importance of water. He had some very tough times and extreme survival situations so water security was always something on his mind. His experience had a major impact on how seriously I took putting back and being prepared over . . . Read More
We need water for drinking, cooking, bathing, cleaning, and overall hygiene. Without good water, we will suffer and could even die. That said, a struggle for many is not how to source water but rather how to make bad water good. After all, the last thing we want to find a source of water, use it, and end up married to the toilet god or worse. Over the years, I have learned to trust Lifestraw products for their ease of use and portability. It is for that reason I am thrilled to share my experience with the Lifestraw Mission plus, in my usual style, offer one to a lucky reader in a giveaway. . . . Read More
Living in the desert has taught me not to take water for granted. Unlike the Pacific Northwest, I am not footsteps away from streams, ponds, or a vast sea just waiting for me to collect and purify for personal use. In a continuing effort to educate our readers on the finer aspects of self-sufficiency, I have invited Dan Chiras to share his best strategies and tips for creating a rain catchment system that works. . . . Read More
Water is on my mind this week. Not only have I received quite a few emails about water storage, but I have also been swapping out water filters in my Berkey, and doing my darndest to convince my non-prepper neighbors to store water for emergency use. Given the importance of having good, clean water following a disruptive event, today I am bringing back the Prepper’s Water Survival Guide and an encore interview with my friend, Daisy Luther. . . . Read More
When you think about emergency water, most likely you think about acquisition, purification, and filtering processes. I know that I do. What is missing from this equation, though, is testing. Can we assume the water coming out of the kitchen faucet is safe to drink? And what about well water or home filtered water? Wouldn't you like to know about the lead, bacteria, pesticide, iron, and copper content of your water?
These questions lead me to the topic for today: testing your drinking water using a home test kit.. . . Read More
Over the past few days, something has become very clear to me: Backdoor Survival readers are a community. I have been reading the 176 (and counting) comments to the recent Buzz, and more than a few of you have mentioned that you learn as much from comments as the from the articles themselves. Nothing could make me happier!
Along those lines, recently I received an email from Karen in Nebraska. The topic was "What I learned about water recently" and she wrote about the lessons she learned during a planned water outage.. . . Read More
When it comes to filtering water while on the go, the LifeStraw personal water filter rocks. It is lightweight and easy to use, and, in sort of a perverse way, a lot of fun. That said, I do not mean to poke fun at the very important task of ensuring that drinking water is safe, but it sure does help when the experience is pleasurable.
Do I love my LifeStraws? You bet. I own three of them, one for each of us and a spare. So, when I learned that there was an all-new LifeStraw Steel, I became excited because the all-new LifeStraw Steel includes a 2-stage filtration process instead of just one. How cool is that?. . . Read More
A couple of years ago, when I first learned about the AquaPod Emergency Water Kit, I jumped on the bandwagon and tested one for myself. At the time, I was thrilled by the reasonable cost and my own ability to assemble the kit myself, without the need for any male-type brawn.
As I explained then, an AquaPod Emergency Water Kit is a heavy duty bathtub liner that is filled with water in advance of an upcoming hurricane, storm, or weather system. The kit includes a bathtub liner that is filled with water, some fittings, and a pump for siphoning the water out of the tub.. . . Read More
Finding the space to store water and food for emergency purposes can be dilemma. The reality is that not everyone has a large pantry, basement or cellar where buckets, cases and cans of food and water can be stored away, out of sight and yet accessible if and when they are needed.
That is why when my blogging colleague, Bernie Carr, the Apartment Prepper, asked if I wanted to introduce you to the LifeStack Storage Container and participate in a group giveaway, I jumped at the chance.. . . Read More
For the past month or so, the focus has been emergency water, that most vital but often under-appreciated prep.
During this time, I have highlighted various aspects of water preparedness, including storage, acquisition, and purification. These recent articles, coupled with those that have been posted in the past, bring to you a wealth of knowledge that will enable you to be water-prepped, regardless of where you live and the size of your budget.. . . Read More
It seems as though every day I get a new question or two about emergency water. The most interesting thing is that the questions get more detailed and more technical over time. This tells me that preppers generally, and Backdoor Survival readers specifically, are an educated bunch that are willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure that they have safe, drinkable water following a disruptive event. In the early days of my preparedness journey, I became some what of a water freak. You may, in fact, have heard me use that term. I was lucky enough to have the funds to purchase a 55-gallon water barrel from the get go but stupid enough to place it directly on concrete. (You will learn the reas . . . Read More