Water Filtering and Storage

This category covers all water issues including filtering and storage.

  • Dehydration: A Year 'Round Problem

    The word dehydration is often used in conjunction with hot temperatures and arid climates. While those areas do present dehydration dangers to those traversing them, it is not there and there alone that you should concern yourself with the perils of dehydration. Just because cold weather has set in also does not mean the risk of dehydration has diminished. Cold, wet weather is just as if not more dangerous than hot weather due to the lesser likelihood of drinking enough when cold, especially...
  • How much water is enough?

    If you like food as much as I do, its hard to imagine that our body can actually go weeks without food. Itwouldn'tbe fun, of course, but it can be done. But without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly " just a matter of days before dehydration can set in. So why is it that many people keep lots of extra food stored in their houses, but neglect to store any water? This subject came to mind recently when my cousin told me about having to endure a power outage with no...
  • Filtering & Purifying Water

    Since we previously went into ways and places to find and store water, the next logical step is how to make it useable. A lot of different bacterial and pathogens can exist in water that will need to be removed prior to consumption. Failure to do so can wreak havoc on bodily systems and cause extreme illness, escalating your situation quickly from bad to worse. Depending on the methods available to you, filtering and purifying water may not be terribly hard. Since portable water filters...
  • Surviving with the Least Amount of Water

    A human body is made up of about 80% water, and the body constantly needs water, since it releases liquids for maintaining important bodily functions such as respiration, the removal of toxins, and so on. Hence, your chances of survival without water are quite slim, and according to experts, a healthy person might last only about three to five days without water. Here are certain tips that will improve your survival chances in a situation where you have access to very little water. Prevent...
  • Solar Water Disinfection

    Jason, known as The Old Man to his colleagues and friends,was talking to his associate, Craig. Jason had recently returned from an extended trip overseas where he had been visiting several third world countries. Jason was a reporter; he had been a reporter for over forty years. Jason and Craig had been talking about the trip and Jason mentioned that the World Health Organization (WHO) had shown him a trick or two while he was in Africa. "Like what?" Craig asked. "Like making safe drinking...
  1. Prepare Silty Water for Filtration By Using Alum

    Water is a vital part of any and every survival plan, but availability of it is often only as good as the filtration systems available to you at the same time. Water from the tap or purchased in bottles is generally fine for drinking, but those are luxuries that may not last. When you are forced to rely on water from other sources, it will be necessary to filter or otherwise purify that water in advance of drinking it. Though there are many means of doing so, it is still possible for...
  2. How Will a Water Crisis Impact Your Survival?

    When it comes to planning for TEOTWAWKI, one of the first things we think of is water. Though the Earth is made up largely of water, it is not all immediately safe to drink. Without water, survival would be impossible. Upon begin deprived of water, the human body dehydrates and becomes unable to function with death soon to follow. Because of our need for water, we make having it priority, but just how can we ensure that there will always be plenty to drink? You can only stockpile so much...
  3. Dehydration: A Year 'Round Problem

    The word dehydration is often used in conjunction with hot temperatures and arid climates. While those areas do present dehydration dangers to those traversing them, it is not there and there alone that you should concern yourself with the perils of dehydration. Just because cold weather has set in also does not mean the risk of dehydration has diminished. Cold, wet weather is just as if not more dangerous than hot weather due to the lesser likelihood of drinking enough when cold, especially...
  4. Filtering & Purifying Water

    Since we previously went into ways and places to find and store water, the next logical step is how to make it useable. A lot of different bacterial and pathogens can exist in water that will need to be removed prior to consumption. Failure to do so can wreak havoc on bodily systems and cause extreme illness, escalating your situation quickly from bad to worse. Depending on the methods available to you, filtering and purifying water may not be terribly hard. Since portable water filters...
  5. Planning for the Absence of Water?

    Possibly the most important thing you will need in a survival situation is water. There are things you can ensure without access to for a period of time, but water is not one of them. It is widely reported that three days is the maximum we can survive without consuming water, and that is likely a best case scenario. If you are sweating profusely, three days could very well be wishful thinking. Alternatively, there has been the occasional situation where people have managed to live longer...
  6. Convenient On-The-Go Water Filtration

    Having clean water to drink is something you will really appreciate after the SHTF. Since drinking contaminated water can wreak havoc on your body in more ways than one, being able to drink free of worry that you will ingest waterborne bacteria or waterborne protozoan parasites and cysts is of the utmost value to you. Avoiding things like Giardia, E. Coli and Cryptosporidium in an already uncertain world post TEOTWAWKI is priceless, but the good news is that you can do so for about $20.00....
  7. Surviving with the Least Amount of Water

    A human body is made up of about 80% water, and the body constantly needs water, since it releases liquids for maintaining important bodily functions such as respiration, the removal of toxins, and so on. Hence, your chances of survival without water are quite slim, and according to experts, a healthy person might last only about three to five days without water. Here are certain tips that will improve your survival chances in a situation where you have access to very little water. Prevent...
  8. Solar Water Disinfection

    Jason, known as The Old Man to his colleagues and friends,was talking to his associate, Craig. Jason had recently returned from an extended trip overseas where he had been visiting several third world countries. Jason was a reporter; he had been a reporter for over forty years. Jason and Craig had been talking about the trip and Jason mentioned that the World Health Organization (WHO) had shown him a trick or two while he was in Africa. "Like what?" Craig asked. "Like making safe drinking...
  9. How much water is enough?

    If you like food as much as I do, its hard to imagine that our body can actually go weeks without food. Itwouldn'tbe fun, of course, but it can be done. But without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly " just a matter of days before dehydration can set in. So why is it that many people keep lots of extra food stored in their houses, but neglect to store any water? This subject came to mind recently when my cousin told me about having to endure a power outage with no...
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