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 … 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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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.
Getting Prepared Year 2. This month we add to our supplies and emergency fund, locate our water shut-off valve and practice for a grid-down, power outage.
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?