Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check

Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below!

Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” -Samuel Taylor Coleridge. As preppers, we all know how vital water is to survival. We have the filters, the chemicals, the storage barrels, and most of us have a storage plan for drinking water. What happens when you run out? Have you planned on resupply your water reserves? This episode of Reality Check we talk about harvesting and using rainwater. We cover some of the problems you have to think about like pollen, roofing grit, bird poop, paint, mold, and general dirt that is on your roof. The best materials to use as catchment surfaces like tin, concrete, shingles, Read more “Harvesting Rainwater Reality Check”

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Comparing Water Filters for SHTF!

Comparing Water Filters for SHTF
Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below

Comparing Water Filters for SHTFWe all know the Rule of Three.  We all know we need water for drinking and sanitation.  As preppers, we all know the one gallon of water per person per day motto.  I am sure everyone reading this has 500 gallons of treated water in storage ready to go for Dooms Day.  I am sure everyone reading this knows we cannot drink water from just any source. Read more “Comparing Water Filters for SHTF!”

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WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage

WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage
Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” Audio in player below!

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 Read more “WATER IS LIFE: Catchment, Purification & Storage”

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Water Is Life on Prepping Academy

Water Is Life!
Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Listen in player below!

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 Read more “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? Read more “Bottled Water-Is It Really Safe for Your Family?”

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Clean Water, Liquid Gold!

Clean water could be Liquid Gold!
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

Clean water homespunThis week I am pleased to welcome Russ Michaud from Homespun Environmental as a guest to talk to us about some of the icky things that can be found in the water you and your family uses and what Read more “Clean Water, Liquid Gold!”

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Clean Water as a Barter Item

Clean Water as a Barter Item

Russ Michaud – www.homespunenvironmental.com

Everyone agrees that water is a must have essential at the top of the list for survival preparations. It is prudent to have a back up source of potable water in case of temporary infrastructure problems and natural disasters. Usually this is in the form of a case or two of bottled water stored away somewhere. For folks that are looking at the potential of longer term outages a small amount of bottled water will not be enough; some kind of water source and water purification system is needed. This paper goes one step further to describe using clean water as a barter item. In worst case situations, clean water could become more valuable than gold or silver…

There are two ways you can barter water. First would be to physically purify water and barter for other goods and services. This can be done but is a bit difficult due to the transportation issues. Read more “Clean Water as a Barter Item”

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