I live in the Southeast and we have gotten a tremendous amount of rain. I looked out my kitchen window and saw an umbrella sitting there in the rain – “BINGO!”
I stuck the umbrella upside down on top of a Home Depot bucket. The simple idea here is to use the surface area of the umbrella to capture falling rain – and allow it to drain into the bucket.
It worked fantastic. I had a particularly heavy ran and [...]
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“Water, water everywhere - not a drop to drink.”
That is a famous saying and when it comes to preparedness, water is certainly on the top 5 list for most of us when it comes to our preps. The thing is – I think most of us tend to “underplan” our water contingencies. We will go out and spend literally thousands of dollars on firearms, magazines, scopes, red dots, and ammunition - and then go buy a few cases of water along with a backpacking [...]
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Water Off the Grid
When I was a little girl we used to go visit my great-grandfather, Harry, on his farm in Trout Valley. We would carry buckets of water from the fresh water spring that bubbled out of the base of the bluff in the pasture to the house for drinking and cooking. But my grandmother, Marge, would tell us of a time, when she was a young girl, on the farm when the boom of the ram water pump would lull [...]
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There is so much information and discussion out there on water filtering and purifying. From Berkey’s to Brita’s, to Clorox and boiling – it is an active topic with a lot angles. What I do not see are a lot of discussions on water’s other uses beyond drinking.
Here are a few uses for water -
cooking (yes – I know that is still consumption) washing clothes washing ourselves sanitizing cleaning cooling plants/animals fighting fires
Depending on the source considered most people use an average of 140 – [...]
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by Tom Sciacca
If you like food as much as I do, it’s hard to imagine that our body can actually go weeks without food. It wouldn’t be fun, of course, but it can be done. But without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly – just a matter of days before dehydration can set in. So why is it that many people keep lots of extra food stored in their houses, but neglect to store any [...]
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As I mentioned – the types of water storage tanks carried are numerous. Here are a few [...]
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Water (H20) is the main constituent of the body, making up 70-75% of the body’s total composition. It has many functions within the body, including maintenance of the body’s core temperature, helping in digestion (fats and proteins primarily), cushioning / lubricating organs and joints, transporting nutrients, and flushing toxins. The primary biochemical pathways that occur in the cells take place in a water-based medium and involve water as some of the co-factors to even run their course. [...]
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I am very pleased to announce that MSOnline has a new sponsor – American Tank Company.
American Tank Company carries a simply amazing selection of methods to store water. Anyone reading this blog most likely knows the critical need for water in a survival situation. The ability to have stored water in bulk could make a huge difference in many situations.
As I mentioned – the types of water storage tanks carried [...]
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