Your Long Term Water Storage – It May Eventually Run Out – Then What?

Your Long Term Water Storage – It May Eventually Run Out – Then What?

Do you have water set aside for long term water storage? That’s great!! It is higher level preparedness to go beyond just a case or two of bottled water – to having a serious quantity of long term water storage. It is also a potentially dangerous presumption that your water storage will be enough. Here’s…

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 that not all water filters are alike in their ability to reduce…

How To Clean Berkey Water Filters in the Sink or a Bucket

How To Clean Berkey Water Filters in the Sink or a Bucket

How To Clean Berkey Filters (Sometimes called black Berkey filters, filter elements, ceramic filters, or candles) If you have a countertop / tabletop water filter system such as the Berkey or other brands that use ‘filter candle’ elements, every once in awhile you will need to clean the filters themselves. Eventually the water flow may…

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), I’ve heard this question debated: “What’s a higher priority when it…

How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

90 percent of the world’s water is contaminated in some way according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are a variety of microscopic organisms that can contaminate water supplies. They can cause potentially serious, even fatal, illnesses among wilderness travelers. Dipping your head into a cold mountain stream and taking a long refreshing drink….

Radioactive Water Filter

Radioactive Water Filter

Guest article by Bogan – Spurred by a comment on this blog, I started to research how a person might go about filtering water that has been contaminated by radioactivity. Knowing little to nothing about the topic a person ought to be able to find out something by rummaging through the internet, right? As I…

Bailer Bucket For Well Water Collection Without Electricity

Bailer Bucket For Well Water Collection Without Electricity

Guest article by ‘Papa S.’ I live in a dry part of the country. No, not “Dry”, a recent election took care of that – liquor is readily available in the shops. Dry as in little surface water most of the year. My home has a well; I have a DIY hand pump which can…

Bleach – Water Ratio For Drinking Water Purification

Bleach – Water Ratio For Drinking Water Purification

If your water source is uncertain, you should treat it first before drinking it. One way to treat water for drinking is to add a small amount of Regular Bleach (chlorine). Here’s how much regular bleach to add:(details below) One best way to purify water for drinking is to boil it for 1 minute. […

LifeStraw Review – 10 Benefits – And The Newer ‘LifeStraw Go’

LifeStraw Review – 10 Benefits – And The Newer ‘LifeStraw Go’

LifeStraw is a compact portable water filter. It enables you to drink straight from rivers and lakes, or from a container filled with water that you’ve scooped up from that water source. The way it works is simple – just place the bottom of the LifeStraw in the water, and sip through the top end….

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 perspiration. Even in a cold environment without exertion, you may need…