Archive for the ‘Water Storage’ Category

How To: Find Water in the Wild

Posted: 9th January 2014 by Michael Levanduski in How To, Water Storage, Water Survival
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Whether you get lost while on a nature hike, or you’re forced to go out into the wild because of a disaster or other emergency situation, you’ll want to know how to get your hands (or mouth) on some water.  Water is far more important than food, or even shelter in most cases.  In order to stay healthy, humans need at least two quarts of water per day.  If you’re out in the wild, you may need quite a bit more than that due to exposure to heat, cold or lots of strenuous activity. Having the ability to find water in the wild is an excellent survival skill that may save your life someday.  The exact techniques used to find […]

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When it comes to prepping, one of the many important things to think about is how you’ll get the hot water you need.  Hot water is used for cooking, cleaning, bathing and many other important things we do every day.  In the event of a total loss of power and/or gas, most people would be without a good way to get the hot water they need.  It is possible to set up solar water heaters, or use generators, but those are often expensive and inefficient.  Heating the water in a pot over an open fire is also a slow and inefficient process.  The following guide will show you how you can make virtually unlimited hot water for a minimal investment. […]

Long Term Water Storage Guide

Posted: 12th November 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Water Storage
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When it comes to survival preparation, nothing is more important than water.  While it is possible to live without food or even shelter for weeks, people need a regular supply of water if they are going to make it.  In order to make sure you always have enough water, no matter the situation, it is essential to know how to store water safely for a long period of time.  There are two types of long term water storage preparation, stocking up and finding & storing water naturally. Stocking Up on Water If you start storing water today, it is extremely easy to store it safely.  This is because you can buy purified water, and keep it in the storage containers […]

The Many Survival Uses of Bleach

Posted: 13th October 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Emergency Must Haves, Water Storage, Water Survival
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The vast majority of households have a bottle or two of bleach to help with a wide range of cleaning activities.  It is excellent for washing white clothes in to keep them looking nice and clean. You can use it to clean tile floors, white kitchen appliances, make your bathroom sink and toilet look like new again and much more.  Bleach can also be used for a wide range of other things as well, many of which will come in quite handy in emergency situations and long term survival. The following are some of the many great uses for bleach.  If you don’t already have a gallon or two of this great product, make sure you pick some up the […]

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The average human requires two quarts/liters of water daily just for hydration. During the course of a normal day, you will be hydrated from coffee, juices, teas, sodas and even certain foods, so you may not realize what it actually takes to keep your body hydrated. Once you find yourself lost or stranded water becomes critical to your survival. If the weather is hot, you may need up to one gallon/four liters daily just to replace lost fluids in a survival situation. Dehydration is fatal if not treated by consuming water. Once your body has lost 15 percent of its fluids, organs will begin to fail and this can happen in less than 72 hours if you are sweating heavily, […]

Posted by Devin Peterson on 2/7/2012 to Water and Hydration Disinfecting and purifying your drinking water in a survival situation is extremely important. Below we have outlined a variety of techniques you can apply when you have come across non potable water and must hydrate yourself with no other options. It does not matter whether your source of water is a river, a pond, a puddle, morning dew, rain, ice, snow or whatever the case may be, you may run a great risk by not purifying and sanitizing the water before you drink. The difference between purification, filtration, and disinfection. Disinfecting your water means to kill or inactivate harmful pathogens that are biological in nature, such as viruses, bacteria, and protozoa. Filtration means […]

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The couple of days I got home before dark I was able to do some work on the rain water harvesting system.   Even though I had one in place, it was a make shift system and I was loosing many, many gallons of water every time it rained. Plus I did not have a “First Flush” system in place to catch the contaminates before it dumped into the tanks.   What contaminates you ask, after all it’s clean rain water right?   My house like most is an asphalt shingled roof and every time it rains some of the particles from the shingles wash off into the gutter making their way to the bottom of the storage tanks. Plus […]

Solar Bathhouse Update

Posted: 16th January 2012 by Modern Day Redneck in Making what you need, Modern Day Redneck, Water Storage
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It has been a while between posts on here so I thought it would be good to give an update on the Bathhouse to those who do not follow the Modern Day Redneck Blog over at blogspot.                   The weather and work has kept me tied down for the past couple of months but finally there is now water in the bathhouse. The system is ready to go.         The composting toilet is ready to be used and the sink is finished. Yes that is a salad bowl I am using for a sink and it does drain. After the pic I did some decor work and hung the […]

Solar Bath House

Posted: 10th November 2011 by Modern Day Redneck in Home Steading, How To, Making what you need, Modern Day Redneck, Water Storage
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I have been really busy the last couple of weeks building a Solar Bath House. When completed, the water will be pressured from the harvested rain water through a 12v on demand pump. It will then be heated in the batch water heater and delivered into the Bath House. Inside, the bathroom will have a home made composting toilet, sink and a bathtub/shower combo made from a horse trough. Light will be from solar lighting during the day and oil lamps at night. Here are some pictures of what has been built so far.         Composting toilet with saw dust bucket on the side.             Cute flower box.         […]

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