Water Supply

What to Consider When Digging Your Own Well

What to Consider When Digging Your Own Well

A good supply of water is one of the most important things when it comes to long-term survival. Digging your own well was once common. It is no easy task…

The Alexapure Pro Review – Should You Buy This?

The Alexapure Pro Review – Should You Buy This?

For those that have been curious about the Big Berkey for a long time, there is another filter that you might want to consider. The AlexaPure is quickly proving itself…

DIY Emergency Water Pouches: Taking Care of Dehydration

DIY Emergency Water Pouches: Taking Care of Dehydration

Editor’s Note: This is a special contribution from longtime BDS community member, Donna. What is Dehydration? Its Cause and Solutions Dehydration happens when you use or lose more fluid than you…

30+ Tips for Coping Without Running Water

30+ Tips for Coping Without Running Water

Editor’s Note: This article has been revised and updated for 2018. Every prepper worth their salt stores water and lots of it.  Not only that, they store one, two, three…

Lifestraw vs Survivor Filter: Which Personal Filter is Best?

Lifestraw vs Survivor Filter: Which Personal Filter is Best?

When it comes to water filters there are plenty of companies to choose from. Over the last few years, it seems almost everyone has been trying to capitalize on the…

Survivor Filter: A Rugged Alternative To Lifestraw

Survivor Filter: A Rugged Alternative To Lifestraw

With so many different water filters out there vying for a spot based on versatility, cost, and ease of use, it can be hard to make a choice as to…

A Review Of The Survival Filter Pro

A Review Of The Survival Filter Pro

Survival Filter Pro offers outstanding 0.001-micron filtration for under $60. The makers of this filter are dedicated to offering affordable outstanding water filtration capabilities to anyone around the world. Special…

The Top Big Berkey Water Filter Alternatives

The Top Big Berkey Water Filter Alternatives

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…

Hydro Blu Water Filtration Review: Fantastic solutions for clean, drinkable water anywhere you are

Hydro Blu Water Filtration Review: Fantastic solutions for clean, drinkable water anywhere you are

Hydro Blu makes water filtration systems for preppers, backpackers, off-gridders, campers, and everyday use, and they sent their entire water filtration line-up for me to test and review. They included:…

MSR Sweetwater Review: A Good All Purpose Filter?

MSR Sweetwater Review: A Good All Purpose Filter?

The Sweetwater is a good all purpose filter for those concerned about protozoa and bacteria but its filtration factor provides no protection against viruses so this is not a filter…

The Ultimate Guide To The Best Survival Water Filters

The Ultimate Guide To The Best Survival Water Filters

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…

Katadyn Pocket Review: Hands On with this Premium Portable Survival Water Filter

Katadyn Pocket Review: Hands On with this Premium Portable Survival Water Filter

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…

Review: How to Filter Water With a Lifestraw Mission

Review: How to Filter Water With a Lifestraw Mission

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.

20 Strategies and Tips for Creating a Rainwater Catchment System

20 Strategies and Tips for Creating a Rainwater Catchment System

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.

A Review of the Hydro Blu Go Flow 10L Water Gravity Bag with Versa Filter

A Review of the Hydro Blu Go Flow 10L Water Gravity Bag with Versa Filter

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…

Prepper Book Festival 13: The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide

Prepper Book Festival 13: The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide

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!