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!
When it comes to emergency water, you can never have enough. If you are lucky enough to have advance warning of an upcoming hurricane or storm, you can line your bathtub with a bladder and fill it with up to 65 gallons of water. The AquaPod Kit is a bathtub bladder system that has been upgraded to include an improved pump and a water filter. Enter the giveaway to win one for free. There will be 2 winners plus 2 bonus winners of the RoguePak hydration bladder.
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!
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!
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.
There are some situations during which water could be so scarce that every drop must be used for consumption. In this article, I describe what you can do to maintain proper hand and surface hygiene when there is no water to spare.
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.
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?
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.
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?