3 Emergency Sources of Water Inside Your Home

ANSWER: In the event that your home’s water supply has been compromised, the first step you should take is to turn off the water service at the shutoff valve, usually located at the water meter. This will ensure that the water currently in your home’s plumbing is not tainted. Under ideal circumstances, you’ll be close to home when a crisis occurs, where you’ve stored an adequate emergency water supply, at least enough to last your family for 30 days: 1 gallon per person per day + water for sanitation. But what if your storage plans aren’t complete in time? Or what […]

Selecting the Right Rain Barrel

It’s springtime and the rain is coming down in buckets across many regions of the country. Aside from the farmers, however, few are capitalizing on the precious resource that’s falling out of the sky. Some are taking advantage of it though. And if you’re not among them, you sure as heck should be… Saying that water is essential to surviving a crisis is cliché. So I’m going at it from a different angle. If your goal is to become truly self-reliant, then you must have a way to provide your own water. In the movies, you’ll see folks collecting dew […]

Tap into the Rain Clouds

When preparing for a crisis, water is one of the first things that comes to mind. Storing water can pose a number of challenges… Sure, you can buy several cases of bottled water, but they take up a lot of space. And really, how long would they last? The thing that most of us are striving for is self-sufficiency. We’re searching for things that will help us become immune to the rash decisions of petty governments. Many of us are living under heavy watering restrictions right now. In many parts of the country, you can water once a week… if […]