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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I did a search for "well water" and it brought up TONS...eh, I don't want to read through those ;p Plus, I sort of have a unique situation that probably needs a separate thread anyway. So...my dad's property has a flowing artesian well. The problem is that it's been neglected for 30+ years. I'm...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im looking to get a water filter or purifier. and came upon the berkey black with pf-2 add on but from what ive been reading the start to fall appart and after 6 months the carbon is useless and starts attracting bacteria and viruses. with that, i have decided to look for other types of water...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How safe is the water source at your Bug Out Location? Currently, when we stay at the camp we have to either filter water from a nearby creek, or use water from a very old hand dug well. The old well is becoming less and less reliable, so its time to drive a new well. There is a saying I like...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What kind of filters or filtering methods should I use to filter stream water in the long term? What would be the safest filtering system/equipment to buy?
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I figured I would do a multi-part post on water discussing things like contaminants, filtration, purification, storage, etc. I want to do it as a multi-part post as this is really a large topic and it is much easier to break it down into smaller byte sized segments. So please bear with me as I...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Alright - I've been half-prepping now for about a year now with food reserves and water in gallon containers in the basement. This is mainly because our electricity goes out from time to time and that means the well doesn't run. I'm about 4/5ths the way through Once Second After and it has...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There are 3 basic priorities in prepping plans – food, water and shelter. Some people like to throw in fire, or the ability to make fire. But if you throw in fire, you need to crawl out from under your rock from time to time. Some things should be a given, such as packing medicines, fire...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Everybody always talks about their water filtering systems or this and that yet I never hear anyone talk about what seems to be the easiest, most basic way to have safe water.....boil it? Is there something I'm missing as to why you would ever need to filter it and all that extra stuff instead...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    About the author - I am not a professional in safe drinking water, so this article should be considered as opinion, and not as scientific fact. When possible links have been provided to authority sites to backup certain statements. Lets talk about safe drinking water during a long term SHTF /...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This was a brief but very interesting and alarming piece. I'm a big fan of water filters ( got Katadyns,MSR, Berkeys,etc. ), but how do you prep for NO water :eek: ?? http://lewrockwell.com/rep2/water-crisis-coming.html ....Approximately 40 percent of all U.S. rivers and approximately 46...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Texas is in a drought like the kind nev er seen before. Our water systems nationwide are in need of repair http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/13/water.infrastructure/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 Without safe drinking water, life as we know it can not exist.
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So, like most I've been trying to get my ducks in a row, also like most a plan for water is included in that. I'm going to share where I'm at and where I want to be as well how I'm going to get there. Please share your thoughts on the below. My initial plan is to Bug In. I live in a small...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I had tried to buy a Waterbob for filling my bathtub with water in a SHTF scenario, but they have been out of stock for a while. So in looking around I found this: http://www.aquapodkit.com/ Pretty much the same thing as the waterbob, near as I can figure. So rather than wait for the...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hope this is the right section for this... Considering ideas to be able to operate my well pump in the event of an EMP or other long term power outage. Right now I have it set up to fill the tank by generator, but would like to use solar incase of the unavailability of fuel to run the...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For those that do not have a spring or clean lake on their land. How much drinking water do you stock? How do you stock it? Thanks
  16. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Wondering if anyone here has experience with well drilling or geology of water tables? Looking for knowledge of well depth, related to local water sources.(ex) River near bye, standing swamp water. My land at 28' ASL Really want to start a sand-point but, nervous about the waste of time, money.
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know that water may be the most important survival item. I have often wondered how hard it will be to come by in a bad event. I am looking for some advice or some ideas on my situation. Here it is: Populated suburban area, municipal lake michigan water, no major lakes or rivers in walking...
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