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WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage

WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage
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WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & StorageOn this episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program, Author Bobby Akart discusses the importance of water in your preparedness plans. The Prepper Rule of Three’s postulates that one can only live three minutes without air, three hours Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage

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Water Is Life on Prepping Academy

Water Is Life!
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Water Is LifeOne of the most important aspects of prepping, water. It is a life giving fundamental we take for granted every day. Whether you’re at home or work you always have ease of access to it. What happens though when the power goes out and water no longer flows from you tap? Access to freshwater supplies is becoming an urgent matter across the planet. How much water should Continue reading Water Is Life on Prepping Academy

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Bottled Water-Is It Really Safe for Your Family?

Bottled Water-Is It Really Safe for Your Family?

3-26-16 Bottled water production lineWater is everywhere, right? It’s a natural resource. As a smart prepper you know that water is one of those basic necessities you need to have stockpiled when SHTF. The most convenient way to stockpile water for a lot of preppers, especially those who urban dwellers, planning to bug in, is to stockpile lots of bottled water. In fact, you may have already made the switch from municipal tap water to bottled water. But is bottled water actually safe for your family? Continue reading Bottled Water-Is It Really Safe for Your Family?

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6 Critical Mistakes When Collecting Rainwater!

6 Critical Mistakes When Collecting Rainwater!

Rainwater is safe. Rainwater is free. Rainwater needs to be harvested.

Collecting Rainwater rainwater-harvestingUnless you leave near a nuclear plant or in a highly polluted region, you shouldn’t shy away from collecting and stockpiling as much rainwater as possible. Although it’s a little acidic, so are many of the foods we eat. And if you side-step the mistakes I’m about to tell you, you’re gonna have an unlimited supply of water to drink, do the laundry, to shower, to give to your pets and so on, a steady supply that will keep on coming post-collapse and, if you’re smart, you could even sell or barter with some of it.

So let’s go ahead and see these mistakes in Collecting Rainwater! Continue reading 6 Critical Mistakes When Collecting Rainwater!

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Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning!
Host Lynna “A Preppers Path”

Spring Cleaning Just Ahead Green Road Sign and CloudsSpring and the inevitable Spring Cleaning saga begins. It’s the same story every spring, not that your home is particularly dirty or messy but we all feel that urge to sweep out the winter and bring in the new, the natural cycle of the seasons.

Walking down the grocery aisles the shelves are full of this cleaner and that cleaner all boasting to be better and new improved easier to use, Continue reading Spring Cleaning!

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Water and the pumps to get it!

Water and the pumps to get it!
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty

Water Elowe-224x300Next to oxygen there is no resource more precious on this planet than water. I used to think water would be the least of my worries because I had a magic faucet that spit out clean water until forever. It becomes one those things we are just numb to, like flipping a switch for light. Only when I began to drill down into the real issues with the American water supply did I realize some things. The biggest realization was that, yes, on a planet that’s surface is three quarters water there could be and in some parts of the world is a water crisis. Continue reading Water and the pumps to get it!

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Water, storage, and all you need to know!

Water, storage, and all you need to know!

10-11-14 Dry_river_bed_in_CaliforniaThere is no more serious concern than water in survival and preparedness. You can improvise a lot of things, but it’s tough to improvise water. You either have it or you don’t have it. There are a lot of nifty tricks for finding water, but if you’re hunting down water, you’ve made some mistakes somewhere along the line. Let’s look at how you can make water part of your plans for bugging in and for bugging out.

Water Storage: Continue reading Water, storage, and all you need to know!

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Desalination, Unlimited Water!

Desalination, Unlimited Water!
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”

Desalination Port_Stanvac_Desalination_Plant_P1000725Last week we briefly discussed the article about Texas exploring abanding oil fields and drilling holes for fresh or brackish water. In that article there was talk of a proposed desalination plant. This is the reality of water levels in Texas.

When I opened the New York Times today I was absolutely astonished to see plans for a new desalination plant in China.
“BEIJING — A coastal desalination plant planned for east of Beijing could provide a large portion of the drinking water for the parched Chinese capital by 2019, the state news media quoted officials as saying on Tuesday. The reports indicated that the government and state enterprises were investing heavily in desalination projects to alleviate a dire water shortage in northern China.” Continue reading Desalination, Unlimited Water!

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Gardening without the worry for water.

8-28rain gutter 1The inventor of the innovative “Self Watering Rain Gutter Grow System” will joins Doug on Goat Hollow and the Surreal News. It’s an exciting new way to garden without the hassle of watering. Imagine container gardening with very little weeding, complete control of your soil, and massive yields. Since Larry invented this system it’s been used by hundreds, if not thousands of people from all over the world, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds!

Larry has a very successful Youtube channel where nearly an astounding two million people have watched his videos! He hosts a Facebook group centered on his fantastic gardening 8-28Rain gutter 3method with over sixteen hundred members! What’s most astounding is that he shares his knowledge for free! He’ll be live on my show… Right here on American Preppers Radio to answer all of your questions about how even you can be a successful gardener with his system. He’ll tell you just how to get started, and best of all He’ll show you how you can do it on a shoe string budget! We’re very excited to have Larry as a guest on GoatHollow and the Surreal News, because this gardening technique is sure to become a household name in the months and years ahead. So be sure not to miss this great show, bring your gardening questions with you, and learn how to use the fantastic Self Watering Rain Gutter Grow System right away!!!

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Incredible possibilities and options a windmill can create!

88px-Twinwind90px-Pitstone-windmill_600pxTilting at windmills or the act of committing something useless. This Sunday The Other Side of A Preppers Path isn’t tilting at windmills but rather nodding in agreement with them. Join Lynna as she explores the world of the windmill, it’s history, uses and what it can mean for those wanting to have as self sufficient and sustaining a life as possible. The windmill often thought of as a relic from the past and an object for photographs is much more. From ancient Persia to today’s wind farms full of wind generators the windmill is alive and well. Tune in and learn about the incredible possibilities and options a windmill can create for you and your road to self reliance and sufficiency.
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Water treatment and purification!

safe waterWater, water everywhere and nary a drop to drink!  Yup, you guessed it, this week on The Prepared Canadian we take a look at water treatment.  As a compliment to my presentation at the Ontario provincial prepper meetup in Huntsville this weekend, I thought I would give those who can’t be there a chance to hear about water treatment.  Possible contaminants are as easy as A B C D, and we’ll look at what treatment method works for each kind of contaminant, including radiological.
To top it all off, I have yet another fresh editorial this week, so don’t miss out!
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Home emergency kit, safe storage, and more!

Canada 125Canning 1219121745bIt’s back to basics time again on The Prepared Canadian! From time to time, a surge of new Preppers in the forum prompts me to get back to the basics of prepping. Now is another one of those times. This week, we will take a look at putting together a very basic home emergency kit. I’ll explain some of the options available to the beginner for water & food storage, as well as the basics of keeping up to date with news, keeping warm, and having light and cooking ability. Of course, more experienced Preppers should listen in also, as many will have all but forgotten about their emergency kit and what’s in it. If your new to prepping, or have been prepping for years, there is something in this show for everyone.
Also, I give a shout out about the upcoming Ontario Provincial Meet, and will also talk about a couple of projects I am working on, such as a dipole CB antenna and a 12VDC generator built from an old lawnmower and a car alternator.

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Gardening and Drought on “Preparing to Provide”

drought preparing to provideGardening in a Drought on Preparing to provide! … With the crazy spring weather, a lot of gardens are late this year, putting them right in the middle of summer when it’s often hot and dry. Dealing with drought can be a real challenge. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to conserve the water that you have and also maximize the effectiveness of it when used in the garden. It all starts with proper planning. Do you have a good source of water? Maybe a rain water collection system? For this week’s show, we’ll spend some time discussing how to keep your plants from getting too thirsty, and also cover a lot of other gardening related topics.

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