Purify Water With Sunlight (Glass or Plastic?)

Purify Water With Sunlight (Glass or Plastic?)

Here’s a survival tip… Did you know that you can purify water with sunlight? The article “How to Purify Water with Sunlight” describes the process in more detail (it’s surprisingly simple). In short, it’s a matter of utilizing UV...
How to Purify Water with Sunlight

How to Purify Water with Sunlight

Did you know that solar radiation from the sun can purify (disinfect) water and make it safe for drinking from harmful bacteria? While so often we hear or read about the bad things that the sun is capable of doing to us, we should also know that some of the same...
Water Purifier or Water Filter – Which is Best?

Water Purifier or Water Filter – Which is Best?

To know which one is the best (a water filter or water purifier), it’s about the phrasing, words, and how it relates to water treatment standards. The term ‘water filter’ is broadly used to describe many water filtration devices. But did you know...
Survival Priority #1 – Water or Shelter?

Survival Priority #1 – Water or Shelter?

Survival priorities. What comes first, next, and so on. Many of you know the rule of three: 3 – Minutes without air Hours without shelter (body core temperature) Days without water Weeks without food The Rule of Threes Aside from air (ability to breathe),...
Disinfectant Bleach-Water Ratio

Disinfectant Bleach-Water Ratio

Bleach is one of the most widely available and affordable disinfectants on earth. Clorox® brand liquid bleach was introduced in 1913 and has played a critical role in helping to protect public health by killing germs that cause illness. (Disinfectant Bleach-Water...
Water Sources For Survival

Water Sources For Survival

Water will eventually or quickly become one of your most urgent needs during a survival situation. Believe it or not, you cannot survive much beyond a few days without any water whatsoever, especially in a hot environment where you are losing water rapidly through...
How Long To Store Water Before Filtering It?

How Long To Store Water Before Filtering It?

Just got an email from someone who asked “How long can you store water before you need to filter it?” It’s actually a good question. I’m sure others wonder the same thing… If you store water for a long time, does it go bad? How often...
Do You Have A SHTF Water Plan?

Do You Have A SHTF Water Plan?

Here’s the thing about water that most of us already know, but many ignore… ‘you can’t live long without it’. In fact, water will rapidly become a NUMBER ONE concern following most any major disaster. As I’ve said before, I believe...
An Earthen Filter For Radioactive Water

An Earthen Filter For Radioactive Water

The following earthen water filter will effectively remove radioactive particles from water… All soil found around the United States include different combinations of the following three things… sand, silt, and clay. With that said, the soil type...
If The Grid Goes Down, How Will You Get Your Water?

If The Grid Goes Down, How Will You Get Your Water?

Given that there are real risks out there which could bring down the power grid – what will you do to obtain one of the most important life-sustaining supplies – your water?   Recently, Admiral Michael Rogers of U.S. Cyber Command, said the United...
Is Stored Water Safe After One Year?

Is Stored Water Safe After One Year?

I received an email asking my opinion about the safety of drinking water that has been stored for a year under specific conditions. Including being exposed to higher than normal temperatures during the summer. Here is the question and my answer.   Question: Water...
WATER Sources and Treatment

WATER Sources and Treatment

WATER is a survival priority. In fact, generally we cannot survive much longer than 3 days without it. A very small number of people have been known to survive for up to a week without water under special circumstances, but this has been a rare exception. Knowing...
Ground Water Source: A Dug Well

Ground Water Source: A Dug Well

A dug well is a simply a hole in the ground dug by shovel or backhoe. Years ago, a ‘dug well’ was used for many a household’s water supply, but most are “relics” of older homes, dug before drilling equipment was readily available or when...