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 [...]
Continue reading Method for gathering water…….
This is the third installment of a monthly series called “Call to Action”. Call to Action (CTA) is a monthly reminder to review one part of your prep’s and strengthen it.
Water is taken for granted in many countries – but especially in the United States. Most all have crystal clear water at the turn of a knob or the twist of a bottle cap. Just imagine if the water stops flowing and the ability to grab a bottle of water ceases. Massive panic would set in and [...]
Continue reading Call to Action: July ’13 – Water
I have numerous methods of making water safe for drinking. One that I had always heard of but had never tried until recently was the LifeStraw. The LifeStraw is an ultra-portable water filter that you use just like a straw. Place the straw in the suspect water – and as you suck it through the unit the water is filtered.
The LifeStraw has been used all of the world by those desperate for life sustaining water – but no clean water [...]
Continue reading Review and Giveaway: The Lifestraw
I have been spending some time going through my preparedness supplies, evaluating strengths and weakness, and getting more organized. Throughout my time doing this I came to a conclusion – I really need to focus on essentials. Yeah, I know….a real miraculous discovery, heh?
As I prep for what would be considered a “long-term” crisis, basics such as water will be incredibly important. Although discussed often – how many of us can really say we can go without modern piped-in water for 3 [...]
Continue reading Water filtration……..
“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 [...]
Continue reading YouTube Video and a few thoughts on water…….
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Continue reading Important Announcement: Berkey Systems now being sold in California
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 [...]
Continue reading Guest Post: Water Off the Grid
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 – [...]
Continue reading Water isn’t just for drinking……
[Guest Post courtesy of Dr. Bones from http://www.doomandbloom.net - Rourke]
Hey Prepper Nation,
It’s just makes common sense that there will be sanitation issues in a major disaster or collapse situation. Any water source that has not been sterilized or any food that hasn’t been properly cleaned and cooked will be an opportunity for pathogens to start their damage. As a community medic and chief sanitation officer, your duty will be to assure that water is clean and that food is prepared properly. It will [...]
Continue reading Guest Post: Emergency Sanitation Basics – Food and Water
SouthernPrepper1 recently released this video. He talks with common sense and discusses a lifestyle that the vast majority of people today just are not prepared to live.
A couple thoughts:
- People that think there will be plenty of time to do anything or nothing in a WROL situation because there is no “work” need to think about it. Think about a garden which is providing food and nutrients for your family. A lot of time will be spent weeding, keeping pests [...]
Continue reading Preparedness Video – Save a lot of work in WROL situation
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 [...]
Continue reading Sponsor Highlight: American Tank Company – www.watertanks.com
This is one of SouthernPrepper1′s latest video’s where he updates viewers on a few thoughts about the Middle East, what he does for as living, and some projects he and partner Scott are working on.
Take care all -
Continue reading YouTube Video: Update from SouthernPrepper1
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. [...]
Continue reading Guest Post: Water, the Key Nutrient
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 [...]
Continue reading Welcome WaterTanks.com………..