One 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→
Water 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?→
This 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 Continue reading Clean Water, Liquid Gold!→
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. Continue reading Clean Water as a Barter Item→
In this week’s installment of the 7 P’s of Survival show we will be talking all things water. Of course we will have the normal blog updates, let you know what is coming soon and the weekly survival challenge but 90% of the show we hope to dedicate to the evaluation of water sources and purification methods.
There 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.
Desalination, Unlimited Water!
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”
Last 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!→
Preparedness, The Very Basics!
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”
To be honest I am a little burnt out by these ominous, Nostradamus, articles about the collapse will happen in two months, 10 months, 10 minutes. I have been put off a bit by certain prepper websites by the amount of this “shock” language. I need to take a step back and just enjoy prepping for what it is not the why so much and definitely not the what if.
That being said we are going to talk about how practical preparedness is and how necessary it is without the use of TEOTWAWKI. I think this winter has made a lot people, especially those below the Mason Dixon line look at things a little differently. There are core items every family should have access to and, this is very important, the more dependent you are on outside services them ore of these core items you should have. For instance all your food comes from the grocery store than you better have a comfortable amount of food storage at home if extreme weather makes travel impossible. Continue reading Preparedness, The Very Basics!→
Water, It’s Life!
Host: James Walton “I Am Liberty”
It’s all about water. Let’s be honest many of us don’t put as much time into our water preparedness as we should. Tonight on I Am Liberty we will have Mike Wofsey on the show to talk all about just that. A very impressive man he will bring incredible scientific insight into our quest for clean water.
Mike has held senior positions with McGraw Hill and Unidigital,a founded Scientific Illustration Services, a manufacturer of high precision measuring and color calibration tools. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in physics from City University of New York, and his Ph.D. in physics from The University of Alabama. He continues research in solar desalination and ion polarization. Mike has written for Physical Review Focus, The Wall Street Journal and Australian Provincial Newspapers. Continue reading Water, It’s Life!→
Water, 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! Listen to this show in player below!
Water is the most precious resource on planet earth. Without it, Life cannot survive. While it is also the most abundant resource on earth, unfortunately, millions of people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water. So how can WaterStep help people to find water independence? Listen to today’s episode of Galt Strike as Tom talks with Kurtis Daniels from WaterStep.org and discusses the many products and programs that they have available to finding, procuring, and purifying water for people around the world.
From the Philippines Tom founder of American Preppers Network, the State prepper networks and many others will have Paul of Sun Oven live, on air as his guest this Thursday 4/11/2013.
As you may know, Tom, the host of GaltStrike has been in the Philippines for the past two weeks where he plans to marry on the 16 of April. (Congratulations Tom) While there he has been sharing self-reliance and independence to a small village on one of the many remote Philippine islands. Among the many items he took with him to share with the native people there were several Sun Ovens, Clothes washers, and Waterstep Water Filters.
Listen in as Tom, Paul and Catman talk about the culture of these people and the response to the tools Tom took to the Philippines that Preppers are so familiar with. Learn some things these islanders do as habit we strive to learn as preppers. Ask questions of Tom or his guests, be sure to listen in on this show and join us in the interactive chat room 4/11/2013 at 7pm/Eastern 6pm/Central.
There will be two or three more shows where Tom will be broadcasting from this small community before returning to the States. Be sure to listen in on this show, and catch next week’s show for updates and more from Tom and Catman on GaltStrike.