Category Archive: Water

Drinking Rain Water

Drinking Rain Water Many of us collect rain water for grey water uses. Always of course staying within the legal limits and only for the purposes allowed by the rain water laws of our own locality. 😉 In a SHTF scenario this could be your only option to obtain water for all uses including drinking. …

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DIY Water Storage Tank

DIY Water Storage Tank The featured DIY instructions in this post are what I would call vintage! Ron wrote these instructions in 1986. So add a bit of inflation for the cost of materials on this one. However, the need to store and gather water for your livestock still exists and doing it yourself is …

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DIY Installation of Your Above Ground Cistern

DIY Installation of Your Above Ground Cistern An underground rainwater catchment cistern is ideal. They are also expensive to have built or to even build yourself. You need a lot of expertise to successfully build one on your own. So the majority of those with water insecurity who can afford to purchase an above ground …

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How and Where to Drill Your Well Video

How and Where to Drill Your Well Video If you don’t live near a moving body of fresh water or if getting to that fresh water could be an issue at your bug out location. You will want to drill/dig a well.  This process could actually be life saving someday and if the water is …

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DIY Rainwater Catchment Cistern

DIY Rainwater Catchment Cistern A few weeks ago one of our followers on our Facebook asked a question regarding her defunct  cistern. One end had been breeched by tree roots and the property owner before her had begun to fill it with odds and ends including concrete bricks. Her question to the group was should …

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Tips On Reusing Containers For Water Storage

Tips On Reusing Containers For Water Storage Recycle, reuse, and renew! But when you do so to store water for the future do so with caution. Reusing plastic containers is good for not only your pocket book but our planet. Just make sure that you’re using the right plastic for the right job. For tips …

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DIY Rainwater Harvesting Tower

DIY Rainwater Harvesting Tower I have got to say this is one of the most awesome DIY rainwater harvesting projects I have ever seen! The step by step instructions allow you to build it as high or as low as your needs and location allow. Harvesting rain water has become more and more important as …

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Finding Water Along the Way

Finding Water Along the Way Bugging out or trying to get home during a crisis could mean hiking on foot, or by any means of travel still available. Especially if you’re on your own water will be an important supply. The majority of us can’t carry the recommended amount of water necessary to make a 3-4 …

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Solar Powered Salt Water Distiller

Solar Powered Salt Water Distiller Water security is an important issue for everyone world wide, not just preppers and no longer just in third world countries. This simple solar powered salt water distiller can change the lives of those who live with the daily struggle to find fresh drinking water. The featured article is about putting …

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Colorado Legalizes Rainwater Collecting & Rain Barrels

Colorado Legalizes Rainwater Collecting & Rain Barrels         Colorado’s first legal rain barrel signed by the state governor Most of us have been appalled by the laws across the United States banning or limiting it’s citizen’s collection and use of rainwater. We  have featured articles before regarding these absurd laws you can see them here: …

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