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How to Can Water for Long Term Storage

How to Can Water for Long Term Storage

Water is one of the essentials of disaster preparedness, but if you don’t store it properly, bacteria can grow in your containers, the containers can deteriorate and leech plastic into the water, or it will mold. Now, canning water might sound kind of silly, but given it’s a natural substance that’s subject to a sort of spoilage, canning it is actually an awesome way to store it, because you can seal the water off in a sterile environment, and, if done correctly, it can keep indefinitely. You pretty much just need proper canning jars to do it. Half-gallon jars are […]

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Disaster Water Treatment

Disaster Water Treatment

If you are a survivor of a natural disaster one of your first concerns will be clean drinking water.  Attempting to drink water that has not been treated could lead to serious illnesses.  Some of these illnesses are life-threatening even in good conditions, but when you are under stresses common to post-disaster scenarios such as malnourishment, sleep deprivation, and mental anxiety, your body’s ability to deal with these illness is going to be greatly diminished.  Likewise, medical treatment may not be available.  For all these reasons, making sure that the water you can access after a disaster is safe to drink […]

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3 Potentially Deadly Water Mistakes in a Survival Situation

3 Potentially Deadly Water Mistakes in a Survival Situation

Water can be a tricky thing for survivalists. In an emergency or disaster situation, you’re going to need clean, potable water, but you likely won’t be able to carry enough with you or store enough in your home to last more than a few days. As a result, preppers and survivalists are always looking for better ways to get enough water in a disaster. Unfortunately, some of the things you might do with water to stay alive could actually kill you. Watch out for these potentially deadly mistakes. Not Boiling Water Long Enough A lot of people think that just […]

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