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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking for CHEAP ideas of how to catch and store rain water.... Get creative! :D:
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    many people are using plastic barrels for collecting water or storing it. I just wanted to point out that I have not seen the degrading effects of sunlight on plastic discussed before. We had several food grade plastic barrels cut in half when we lived in the country. I used these as planters...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone know if any rain barrels are safe for drinking water. I know that it is not advisable to collect the water off of a shingled roof. How about a large funnel around the rim with the barrel located in the open? If there are safe barrels, I would then use my Katadyne Combi to filter...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I live in an area that is still suffering from droughts. I feel that I must do something to better prepare for these droughts. I thought about harvesting rain. Here is a link to the setup that I am looking at. Does anyone have any good articles about this? What if I wanted to factor in two...
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