Water Supply

Survival Buzz: How to Test Your Drinking Water

Survival Buzz: How to Test Your Drinking Water

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.

6 Surprising Lessons Learned from a Planned Water Outage

6 Surprising Lessons Learned from a Planned Water Outage

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!

Review: LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter

Review: LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter

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!

All-New AquaPod Emergency Water Kit and Filter

All-New AquaPod Emergency Water Kit and Filter

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.

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!

Emergency Water for Preppers Part 3: Storage

Emergency Water for Preppers Part 3: Storage

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…

Emergency Water for Preppers Part 2: Purification

Emergency Water for Preppers Part 2: Purification

In Part 2 of Emergency Water for Preppers, read answers to YOUR questions related to water purification. Included is also a DIY for building a solar still.

Emergency Water for Preppers Part 1: Acquisition

Emergency Water for Preppers Part 1: Acquisition

When it comes to planning for a disruptive event, nothing tops the quest for a source of good clean drinking water. Water followed by food, are the top priorities for…

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.

Prepper Book Festival 9: Prepper’s Water Survival Guide

Prepper Book Festival 9: Prepper’s Water Survival Guide

Last week I indicated that this was going to be “Water Month” on Backdoor Survival. What better way to kick the month off then with a book on water that…

Survival Basics: Hand & Surface Hygiene When There’s No Water to Spare

Survival Basics: Hand & Surface Hygiene When There’s No Water to Spare

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.

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.

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…