Category Archive: Water

Making Good Use of Greywater on Your Property

Making Good Use of Greywater on Your Property Greywater is usually considered wastewater from minor household applications such as washing dishes, doing laundry or bathing. It does not include wastewater from heavy chemicals or drainage from petroleum products and other toxic substances. Greywater can be processed and used for purposes such as irrigating trees, grass …

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How to Make a Tepee Water Filter

How to Make a Tepee Water Filter Water filtration is  one of the most important things to consider in a survival situation, and there are limitless products on the market to accomplish this task.  However, you may find yourself in a situation where you don’t have access to these devices, and building your own may …

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Add a Pinch of Salt to Your Drinking Water

Add a Pinch of Salt to Your Drinking Water Salt has been getting a bad rap for years now, especially due to obnoxious levels of sodium in processed and prepared foods.  However, we all need salt to survive, and the body uses it to bring water into cells and carry waste out.  Believe it or …

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Have You Tested Your Water for Arsenic Lately?

Have You Tested Your Water for Arsenic Lately? Arsenic in drinking water supplies is a global problem that takes tens of thousands of lives per year.  It is also present in many water sources here in the United States as well.  While the EPA regulates what constitutes toxic doses of arsenic, there is little that …

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Back to Basics: Hit the Ground Running in Wilderness Survival Situations

Back to Basics:  Hit the Ground Running in Wilderness Survival Situations With all of the tips, tricks and tools available, it’s really easy to complicate the simple when it comes to getting established in the wilderness. It’s important to remember to focus on the three basic aspects of wilderness survival before spending too much time …

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Create a Mini-Solar Heater With Plastic Bottles and a Sun Shade

Create a Mini-Solar Heater With Plastic Bottles and a Sun Shade You can create a mini-solar heater that is powerful enough to heat a bottle of water with some plastic bottles and a reflective vehicle sun shade.   This is an excellent way to have some hot water available for re-hydrating foods or uses that …

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Check Out This Sanitation Sink for Safe Food Handling When SHTF!

Check Out This Sanitation Sink for Safe Food Handling When SHTF! Nothing is more important than sanitation during a survival situation.  The cross-contamination of germs plays a direct and indirect role in taking thousands of lives and sickening tens of thousands more every year during crises.  One of the simplest things that we can do …

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Getting Water From Moss and Other Thick Grasses

Getting Water From Moss and Other Thick Grasses Water, especially in moist wilderness areas, is very easy to obtain if you know where to look.  Much of this water is normally free from bacteria and other organisms that would otherwise pose a health risk as well.  Let’s take a look at some interesting places where …

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Vital Info to Understanding the Process of Rehydration

Vital Info to Understanding the Process of Rehydration Replacing fluids in the body that have been lost takes time.  There are also many different opinions out there as to the best and most efficient way to rehydrate.  In all reality, any water that goes down the hatch will rehydrate the body sooner or later.  However, there …

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When SHTF Make a Rudimentary Mug From a Plastic Bottle

When SHTF Make a Rudimentary Mug From a Plastic Bottle Did you know that you can easily turn an empty plastic soda, water or milk container into a rudimentary mug?  It can be an excellent trick to know in the field, and you only need some basic supplies and creativity to get the job done.  The …

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