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Update on West Virginia water contamination problems

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Below is an update from Warren who has documented the water contamination issues in West Virginia. 

Officially, all of the water has been cleared and most people are once again bathing and cleaning with it, me included.  A lot are not drinking it yet however.  I suspect that will go on for a long time.  The water company president drank a big glassful on tv the other night to prove it is ok but the Governor said he wasn’t going to say it was safe…that’s not his call.  A lot of people are pissed at the Governor for saying that

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First hand account from the West Virginia contaminated zone……

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Recently I had “Warren” leave a comment regarding the West Virginia water contamination situation. Realizing that he was smack dab in the middle of the event I reached out to him with some questions and a request to share his experience with ModernSurvivalOnline.com readers.

Here is a first hand account from Warren in West Virginia:

I’ll answer your questions  as best I can…

 

How did you handle washing clothes?  We were lucky to know of a laundry mat just outside the impacted area.  It is near a farm we own.  The farm is our retreat if you will so we

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West Virginia water contamination….are you ready?

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There has been a developing crisis in West Virginia effecting over 300,000 people across nine counties. Currently the State of West Virginia has declared a state of emergency in these areas due to severe water contamination. Citizens can no longer use tap water to drink, bathe, wash, or cook with.

Grocery stores have had a run on all bottled water sources and shelves emptied out. Tanks of potable(drinkable) have been being brought in to assist. As you can imagine life has changed dramatically for these residents. Numerous businesses have had to shut down as well.

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Method for gathering water…….

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 the bucket filled close to half-way (2.5 gallons). The water did pool quite a bit in the

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YouTube Video and a few thoughts on water…….

“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 water filter.

Why do many of us do this? Lets lay the cards out on the table and admit

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Guest Post: Water Off the Grid

Water Off the Grid

By Bev

 

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 her to sleep. A time when there was no need to carry water and the spring was fenced off

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Water isn’t just for drinking……

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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 – 200 gallons per day. In a grid down/SHTF situation

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Guest Post: How much water is enough?

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 water?

 

This subject came to mind recently when my cousin told me about having to endure a power

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Sponsor Highlight: American Tank Company – www.watertanks.com

I am very pleased to highlight one of my longtime sponsors – American Tank Company.

 

Water Tanks.com carries a simply amazing selection of methods to store water. Anyone reading this blog 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 are numerous. Here are a few examples:

Plastic water storage tanks RainWater Harvesting Systems Underground water tanks Portable water

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Guest Post: Water, the Key Nutrient

by E.T.

 

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.  Water is not only necessary, it is VITAL to all life!

 

The body loses water everyday via

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Welcome WaterTanks.com………..

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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 are numerous. Here are a few examples:

Plastic water storage tanks Rainwater collection Underground water

Continue reading Welcome WaterTanks.com………..