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  1. Food and water
    I ran across this information and found it worth sharing. The links on the page are also worth exploring. http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/water/drinking-water/cisterns-and-springs/rainwater-cisterns-design-construction-and-water-treatment Main cistern and springs page...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So I have this gardening shed I am building a lean-to on. The lean-to is go to be for storing supplies under, and for rainwater collection. How far should I let the tin hang over the edge so the water can run into the gutter? Attached picture with completed lean-to on the right. No rainwater...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I had it all planned out this summer to put in rainbarrels and start collecting rainwater from the downspout to use for the garden and for potable water if TSHTF. But then I started reading about contamination from some composite roofing material, etc. and now I'm nervous. I can't find the...
  4. Urban Survival
    Do you want to just stick the downspout into your barrel, well NO, not without a little preparation. Rainfall acts as a filter when passes through the air and picks up every bit of soot, dust and even radio active particles when applicable. :eek: Rainfall on your roof has to be assumed to...
  5. Urban Survival
    Hi to everyone. New member on the board. Looks like you have an incredible wealth of information here. I haven't sorted through it all yet, but I'm looking forward to it, and am learning a lot. I've been sort of a closet survivalist for years, but already the many insightful posts on your...
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