Tag Archives: Water

8 Requirements of a Good Bug Out Location

If a major disaster occurs, millions of people will be forced to leave their homes and find some other safe place to live. Let me be clear about something: if you don’t secure your safe place before SHTF, then you will be a REFUGEE. You will be left roaming with the masses and fighting for any resources you can find. Let’s hope that a disaster never strikes, but let’s also be prepared for it by choosing a Bug

5 Things I Really Wish I Had Known Before Homesteading

I have not always been a homesteader. Most of my adulthood has been spent living a lifestyle far closer to what is generally considered mainstream — suburban home, food from the supermarket and central heat. Nine years ago, my husband and I embarked upon the steepest learning curves in our lives. Even though our previous lives had involved a great deal of outdoor activities and total immersion in the natural worl

12 Items You Should Stockpile Other Than Food and Water

We live in very volatile times, times that are marked by increasingly horrific weather events, water scarcity, financial instability and in many cases, civil unrest. What does this mean for us? It means we need to live in a state of preparedness. That doesn’t necessarily translate into being a “hardcore prepper,” but rather just being aware and understanding what it means to be prepared. Of course, when you h

Little House on The Prairie: 5 Must-Haves for Living Off the Grid

There are many reasons why people go off grid. Some individuals seek to be away from the danger of other people in the event of a disaster. Others simply cannot take the stress of the daily grind anymore. Others enjoy braving the elements and seek to prove that they can live off the land. Whatever the reason, it is important to be aware of a few necessities before pulling the plug. Adequate Shelter The first concer

Storing Water Long-Term, The Right Way

Perhaps the only thing more important than food in a long-term emergency is water.  Even the food you do have probably needs water to be cooked and eaten – especially dried beans and grains. Seriously, have you ever tried to bite into a dried bean? What is even more concerning is that water can be “bad” without anyone ever knowing it until it is too late. Crystal clear water can have dangerous bacteria grow

How Long Should You Boil Water?

In this guide we show you how long to boil water before using it. Learn how to make your water safe to use without wasting fuel. Today a friend asked me, “How long should I boil my water?”. He’s a prepper and a smart guy, but it’s no surprise to me that he’s confused on such a seemingly simple topic. I frequently come upon bad advice on blogs, books and forums about boiling water for purification. It

Back to Basics: Direct Hydropower

All hydropower plants today produce electricity. Transforming energy to electricity seems to be the only way to harness water power, but it is not. For almost two thousand years, water wheels powered machines directly via mechanical transmission. Some small direct hydro powered systems in South America present a strong case for combining the use of modern materials with old fashioned methods of water power mechaniz

20 Last Minute Ways To Prepare For An Emergency

. The more prepared you are for an emergency the more likely you are to get through it without any serious harm – and the thing about preparation is it’s better to start long before disaster threatens. The ideal situation is to be completely prepared, so that when the S really does HTF you can take it in your stride. Realistically, though, not many of us have the time or resources to reach that level of prepare

The 5 Best Places In America To ‘Bug Out’ When Society Collapses

Many people wonder where the safest place to retreat is should a major disaster hit, an economic collapse occur, or the power grid go down for an extended period of time. In truth, there is no singular “safe place” where you are guaranteed to survive no matter what, but there are certain factors that make some regions safer than others. In general, the bet regions to survive in the United States should meet as

25 Skills You Can Trade After SHTF

When people talk about trading after the apocalypse, usually they start discussing whether you’re better off stockpiling extra ammunition or some surplus food. These are both great trade assets – for a while. Eventually they’ll run out, though, and then what? The guy who’s been bringing you fresh eggs every day isn’t going to keep doing it when you’ve run out of shells for his 12-gauge. Trading surplus

H2O Dynamo – The Awesome Device That Turns Air Into Fresh Water!

Fellow preppers, You can throw away your water supplies! No matter how much water you store, you’ll never have enough. Plus, you’ll make a lot of room in your storehouse for other things. The newly invented H2O Dynamo occupies a small space and produces an unlimited supply of fresh, clean water, every day! NOT by filtering or desalinizing water that you already have… but PRODUCING water from air! Pretty Aweso

30 Lost Ways of Survival from 1880 We Should All Learn

  People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how the guys who wandered the west 150 or so years ago did it. 1.Community – We were not meant to survive in isolation forever. There are many skills we can learn from one another. Nothing will help people survive more than a tight knit community that cares for its members. In this community, you will

Homemade Water Wheel Electric Generator

Homemade Water Wheel Electric Generator A medium size water wheel electric generator can provide enough electricity for one house (3 bulbs, one TV and one radio all running at the same time). Not only you will no longer dependent on the power grid, but you’ll have electricity when SHTF and more important: absolutely FREE. Unlike solar panels, a water wheel electric generator can produce electricity 24/7. Hydroele