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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hi All Just wanted to share my pictures and story about putting in an IBC Tote Rainwater Collection System. I know this has been covered alot, but I am fairly happy with the way this turned out and learned a few things to look out for along the way...
  2. 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...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hi All I am interested in setting up 2 275 gallon IBC totes to store rainwater and use for my garden, with the thought that it would be available if needed for drinking after filtering. So I live on a corner lot in a subdivision.... No real privacy. Don't really care what neighbors think, if...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So I went camping last weekend near Nederland, Colorado, where we don't usually get a lot of rain. This weekend, though, we had a steady drizzle for about 3 days during the trip...and a couple times we had some serious rainfall. On Saturday, I had dozed off in my hammock after lunch, and I...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Firs of all hello to all and thank you for taking the time to share your opinions, ideas and let's not forget criticism for my questions. For the last year i have started to take my preparations a bit more seriously then before(before being keeping enough food(perishable one) for a week) and...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey guys, I am getting ready to build a rainwater collection system. It would consist of gathering rainwater from my roof/gutters and emptying into 3-4 55 gallon food grade drums under my deck (out of sight) :) I have seen a few nice setups on youtube. My question is related to actually...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just thought I would throw out a couple pics of our rainwater system. My wife and I built the house ourselves on 23 acres we found on craigslist. We dont have the 7k for a well yet, building only with cash, no mortgage. I have 2 tanks 1500 gal each. a shallow well pump and pressure tank are...
  8. Food and water
    Anybody had any experiences with rainwater harvesting? Would appreciate any input from someone that has it working for them. It would be great to hear what systems they have up, materials used, and vendor resources. Checked out Youtube already, but would like to hear from someone here. Thanks!
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Urban Survival
    Downloads: A new file has been added by BrowserCat: Rainbarrel Assembly Instructions Illustrated instructions on assembling a rainwater collection barrel.
  12. Food and water
    FIrst I put this thread in urban section since I live in the city but I am wondering if anyone harvests rain in a urban setting. I know a few people have a barrel or two for their garden but I'm talking about for all their water. I've been watching this guy videos on youtube and he said he...
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