National Preparedness Month is just around the corner. It should be a time of reviewing our skills, stockpile and weak spots.
The worry that still keeps me up at night? WATER. Here are some fresh blog findings that helped.
What are you doing for prepping this September and how can we help?
1. Let’s Talk About Water Storage
“I’ll start off by saying that I’m in west Georgia and the bulk of our state has been under drought conditions for several years.
I believe it was two years ago when our local reservoirs were almost empty (it gave the county a good chance to clean out the old tires (close to 1000) that had been tossed into the water over the years and to clean out the old sunken boats, junked cars and other trash and garbage that has accumulated over the years.
The reservoirs have pretty much refilled and since there is no housing boom and so many houses sitting empty they will remain pretty close to full for the foreseeable future.”
Read more on The Survivalist Blog.
2. Methods To Transport Emergency Water From Source To Home
“Water. You all know that water is among the very highest of priorities for survival. The vast majority depend on flowing water from their local municipal water department while others depend on their wells. Since many of you are also preparing for a worst-case collapse scenario whereby the infrastructure may also collapse or be interrupted, one of your highest concerns should be a plan (and the methods) to move emergency water from an external source back to your home…”
Read more on Modern Survival Blog.
3. How Much Water Do You Really Need to Stockpile for Disaster Preparedness?
“One of the most frequently asked questions about emergency water is how much do you need to stockpile. I love that you can find exact numbers in gallons recommended all over the web. As if we all have the same water needs! If you want to find out how much water YOU really need to stockpile to be prepared for all types of emergencies, read on.”
Read more on Primal Survivor.
4. How To Build An Off Grid Gravity Fed Water System Cheaply
“An off grid Gravity Fed Water System is a great option for running water. Since many of us off grid dwellers and tiny house owners do not have running water. Yes, you can live without running water. Indoor plumbing has been around a long time but mostly for the wealthy.
Your average 16th century English Farmer would have to carry in water. The same still holds true for many parts of the world today. The system I’m going to show you how to build is not a whole house solution. The principles will scale up, though. This is a cheap and easy solution to get a gravity fed water system for a sink.
So this is perfect for doing a few loads of dishes, brushing teeth or hand washing.”
Read more on Survival Punk.
5. Survival Water Purification: Hidden water sources, tools for preppers, and storage ideas
“Preppers live by this fact: a person can live a month without food, but only a few days without water. And while pollution or disruption of the water supply is entirely possible, most preppers fail to stock enough water.
They’ll need water not only for drinking, but for cooking and cleaning as well. A water strategy for preppers includes storing water; filtering, purifying, and sanitizing water; locating water reserves; and creating new water supplies. Discover these methods of water filtration.”
Read more on Happy Preppers.
This article has been written by Brenda E. Walsh for Survivopedia.