Water Supply

Store Water With LifeStack Storage Containers

Store Water With LifeStack Storage Containers

Learn how to use the LifeStack storage container for storing emergency water in tight spaces and when space is at a premium. These handy containers are also useful for short term storage of bulk foods. Enter the giveaway to win a set of 5 LifeStack containers. There will be three winners!

Emergency Water For Preppers: Resources You Need to Know About

Emergency Water For Preppers: Resources You Need to Know About

When it comes to emergency water, there is a plethora of free information available on the web. Here are some of the very best resources to get you started. In this article, learn everything you need to know about acquiring, storing, and purifying water. Try not to become overwhelmed because the reality is, once you understand the basics of emergency water, you can take things step by step. Having plenty of good clean water is easy once you learn how!

A Glimpse at Everyday Life Without Running Water

A Glimpse at Everyday Life Without Running Water

How well would you cope without running water during a power outage? Talk about a double whammy! Here are seven solutions to help you survive for the short term when the tap is dry and the pump to the well, if you have one, is not working.

Win a 55 Gallon Water Barrel

Win a 55 Gallon Water Barrel

Here we go again with another Friday Giveaway Blast!  This week the prize is a fantastic 55 Gallon Ultimate Water Barrel Kit from Emergency Essentials.  I know for a fact . . .

8 Reasons to Drink Water for Survival

8 Reasons to Drink Water for Survival

We are all taught that water is important for survival but do you know why? Did you know that drinking water will help maintain a healthy immune system? Read about this plus 7 other reasons why water is important for survival.

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.

Gear Review: The SolarBag Water Purifier

Gear Review: The SolarBag Water Purifier

One of the first rules of preparedness is to ensure that you have an adequate supply of water to sustain your drinking, cooking and hygiene needs in the days and . . .

The Five Myths of Water Storage

The Five Myths of Water Storage

For many, water becomes their very first prep.  By that I mean that steps are taken to either purchase a supply of bottled water, set up a water barrel, or . . .

15 Ways to Conserve Water

15 Ways to Conserve Water

The information in this article, 15 Ways to Conserve Water, has been updated and incorporated into an all-new, enhanced article.
Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water In Your . . .

The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Review

The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Review

I first learned about the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter a year ago when one of the readers of Backdoor Survival sent me an email extoling its virtues. Although it sounded cool and the price (under $20) was right, I did not bother to test one myself. After all, I already had a Berkey Sport bottle, a Nalgene water bottle and some water purification tabs in my pack. I was all set.

Or so I thought.

During my recent trip to Alaska, I decided to carry along a LifeStraw and use it for some field testing. After all, what better place to stick a straw in the water and drink than a beautiful Alaskan glacial pond or stream?

Water the Survival Basic

Water the Survival Basic

A frequent theme in the preparedness community is the importance of water. Where to find it, how to store it, how to purify it and how to filter it. Whether you are a prepping newbie or an experienced survivalist, water should be high on the list of prepping priorities.

Every year or so, I like to share an article on water, not only for the benefit of the many prepping newbies that visit Backdoor Survival, but also as a refresher course for those of us that are more experienced. Today’s article is an update to information that I have previously shared but that does not make it any less important.

How to store water for emergency short term use

How to store water for emergency short term use

Freaking out over water or simply a water freak? I suppose it really does not matter since when it comes to water, I am a hoarder. In addition to my 55 gallon water barrel, I have cases of bottled drinking water in the cellar and another case or two in the garage. Is that enough? Don’t know. Actually, I hope I will never have to use my stored water.

How about you? Did you ever purchase that water barrel along with a siphon and a bung wrench? Or, if like a lot of folks, have you put off that purchase due to financial or space limitations?

It was recently pointed out to me that barring the acquisition of long term storage facilities (such as the water barrel), there are numerous ways to collect and store ordinary tap water for free. Not a bad idea, actually, especially when you take in to account that you may also use the free, short term water supply for cleaning, laundry, toilet bowl flushing and more.

So how can you safely store the water right out of your tap?