How to Purify Water with Bleach

May 9, 2020 Tim Makay 2

It is common to find bleach in abundance within the stashes and caches of preppers all over the globe. This is because bleach is something of a chemical multi-tool, just as handy as sanitizing surfaces […]

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Berkey Sport Bottle Review

December 26, 2014 Rourke 2

One item that in the past I was severely lacking was water purification. Due to the expense for water purifying equipment – I relied on having the ability to boil water, add bleach, as well […]

Product Evaluation: Powdered Gatorade

September 12, 2014 Rourke 14

  By “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)               Recently I took my grandsons on a weeklong camping trip. We were going to be camping in a tent, in central Mississippi during the month of June. The […]

Do you need Potable Water stored?

August 25, 2014 Rourke 9

  I was speaking to a person I recently met while shopping at an outdoor equipment store.  During our conversation the topic turned to storing food and water at home in case of an emergency.  […]

Water filtration on a “string”

July 14, 2014 Rourke 8

  Here is a very inexpensive water filter experiment I conducted over the past weekend.  I was taught this method while serving in the military several years ago and remember it being one of the […]

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Method for gathering water…….

July 17, 2013 Rourke 17

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 […]

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Review of The Lifestraw

June 26, 2013 Rourke 31

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 […]

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Water filtration……..

June 4, 2013 Rourke 13

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. […]

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……..

December 11, 2012 Rourke 0

Rourke,   For all who use portable water filtration whether from Katadyn or Aquamira, a coffee filter around the intake will greatly extend internal filter life. Extended water filter life is paramount in any survival situation. All […]

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Water Off the Grid

August 9, 2012 Rourke 5

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 isn’t just for drinking……

May 29, 2012 Rourke 8

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 […]

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Guest Post: Water, the Key Nutrient

July 28, 2011 Rourke 7

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 […]