The Big Berkey has long been a sought after filter for those living off the grid or that just want to have better quality water during and emergency or question … Read More
Interested in Water Supply?
Water is your first line of survival. If you are looking for ways to increase your water security, find a good filter for your bug out bag, or find out how to store water or set up a catchment system, then you have come to the right place.
If you have not really thought about your water situation then we suggest starting out with some of our general articles and reading The Ultimate Guide To The Best Survival Water Filters and Top Big Berkey Water Filter Alternatives. Regardless of having water stored, you need to have several water filters.
We suggest having a large capacity water filter for your family and a small affordable water filter like the Sawyer Mini for each person in your household. This set up will ensure that everyone has a personal filter for when they are away from others but you also have a large filter that takes care of household or camp needs.
Water Filter Reviews
There are a lot of water filters out there to choose from. Check out our many reviews on top notch filters so you can make the best decision for your situation. At Backdoor Survival we know that not every filter is suitable for every situation or ability level so we make an effort to offer a variety of water filter reviews at all budget levels.
Looking for a general buying guide that compares a lot of options in one post? Check out these guides.
Catchment and Storage
Acquiring and storing water for emergencies is not as hard as you might think. From setting up a catchment system to figuring out the best size and type of storage containers, these posts will give you the info you need.
Distillation, Purification, and Testing
The lifespan of your water filter can be increased a lot with good care. In a survival situation you want to ensure that your filter is operating in as best condition as possible and for as long as possible.
The quality of your water is important and vital to your health and wellbeing. Our posts can help you test, purify, and even distill your own water at home.
Dealing With A Water Outage Or Shortage
At some point in life you are probably going to have to deal with some type of water outage or shortage. There can be a lot of reasons for this from electrical issues to a burst pipe or a drought with rationing. Check out these posts full of tips for making the situation easier and more comfortable for you and your family.
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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.Learn how and why the LifeStraw Mission is the perfect water purifier for those times when portability, affordability, and ease of use are important.
Learn how and why the LifeStraw Mission is the perfect water purifier for those times when portability, affordability, and ease of use are important. Plus enter the giveaway to win one for free.
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. Learn what you need to know about building a rainwater catchment system.
Water filters are plentiful. Hydro Blu is one of the newer players in the market. The company was founded and based in Utah. The owners are outdoor enthusiasts that wanted … 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. I have three books to giveaway so enjoy the interview and enter to win!
When you think about emergency water, most likely you think about acquisition, purification, and filtering processes. What is missing from this equation, though, is testing. Can we assume that 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? Learn how you can test your drinking water sinply andeasily at home. Plus, enter the giveaway to win a free home testing kit. There will be 3 winners.
Not much is written about coping with a planned water outage. That said, often we know about water outages in advance. Here are 6 surprising lessons that were learned by BDS reader, Karen in Nebraska. I learned a few things as well!
Introducing the new LifeStraw Steel. How is it different? It includes the dual filtering action of both a hollow-fiber membrane and activated carbon capsule. The LifeStraw Steel removes virtually all water-borne bacteria, protozoa, and sediment plus some chemicals. Read the review plus enter the giveaway to win won for free!