Category Archive: Water

The Secret to Making Bleach a Safe First-Aid Antiseptic

Bleach by itself can be toxic if ingested and harmful to the skin.  However, you can process ordinary household bleach into a safe and effective antiseptic solution that can kill germs, clean wounds and minimize the destruction of surrounding tissues and cells.  Take a look at this excellent DIY video recipe that has been used successfully ever since …

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The Top 3 Tips for Improvised Floatation Devices

Swimming for survival takes an enormous amount of energy, and even the best swimmers can run into trouble in a very short period of time.  It is very important to think about how you can create makeshift or improvised flotation devices that can be used at a moment’s notice.  Let’s take a look at a few examples that can …

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6 Tips To Prepare For a Hurricane

Learn how planning ahead can help you protect your family, your home and your belongings in a dangerous storm.  When the weatherman tells you to take cover because a hurricane is on the way, the last thing you want to do is worry about whether you are prepared. A little effort now—before catastrophe strikes—can yield …

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How to Clear Muddy Water Prior to Filtration

How to Clear Muddy Water Prior to Filtration One of the biggest challenges in the field is finding water that is suitable for purification.  However, there are times when the only water available may be cloudy or murky.  There is a solution that can address this problem very easily, and processing water only takes a …

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Basic Information About Water Bath Canning

Basic Information About Water Bath Canning Water bath canning is used to process recipes that contain acidic foods, including many fruits and vegetables.  This method is normally used to produce a significant amount of food that will be included in any good stockpile, and it is also arguably the easiest to use.  Let’s take a …

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How to Make the Easiest Chicken Watering System Ever

How to Make the Easiest Chicken Watering System Ever There’s no shortage of chicken watering projects out there, and most of them are quite effective.  However, many are also more complex than necessary.  If you’re looking for a self-watering dispenser for your chickens that’s easy to put together, requires minimal parts and can be assembled …

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Lead in Drinking Water: Bigger Problem than Ever Imagined

Lead in Drinking Water:  Bigger Problem than Ever Imagined A recent report reveals that around 5300 municipal drinking water systems across the country are tainted with lead that exceeds safe drinking standards.  Consequently, the problem in Flint, Michigan is just a drop in the bucket when compared to the ramifications of this report.  Not only …

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How to Build a Self-Watering Tomato Planting System

How to Build a Self-Watering Tomato Planting System Tomatoes are one of those plants that can be grown almost anywhere and under different conditions, including planters.  You can take this to a whole new level of convenience and flexibility by creating a planter that is also self-watering.  Not only will this save you time and …

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Top Poisonous and Venomous Fish to Avoid

Top Poisonous and Venomous Fish to Avoid We often don’t think of fish as being toxic to humans,  but there are a handful of species that can inflict serious pain or inject a fatal dose of venom.  Fortunately, incidences of attacks by toxic fish are not as common as jellyfish stings, but they do happen.  …

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How to Build a Simple Rainwater Collector Without Gutters

How to Build a Simple Rainwater Collector Without Gutters Most rainwater collection projects can help to enhance water storage capabilities, but they also require the use of gutters or downspouts.  For those who don’t have them on their structure, there is an alternative that can be just as beneficial.  Let’s take a look at a …

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