May 14, 2020

An Entire City was Under a Boil Water Order

This post is by Bernie Carr, I wanted to share with you a story that shows us why we all need water storage for emergencies, even if a disaster doesn’t happen. What happened? If you’ve lived in Houston for any amount of time, you know the city streets flood on a regular basis, even after a minor rainfall.  Many areas experience water interruptions due to broken pipes. I used my Berkey year round, because one of the neighborhoods I […]

Four Easiest Ways to Purify Drinking Water

Written by Travis Noonan Whether you’re a seasoned prepper or new to the scene, this is practically a law of the universe itself: You need a method for making clean drinking water above and before all else. When disaster strikes – be it a natural event or manmade – conventional sources of clean water disappear. Public infrastructure often fails. Stores get cleaned out. No glass to fill under the tap, no 24-pack to snag at the local grocer. Panic not: […]

What Happens if Your City Runs Out of Water?

This post is by Bernie Carr, I was checking out various news sites and learned about the latest crisis in Capetown in South Africa.  The city is rapidly running out of the water, because of a prolonged drought brought about by El Nino conditions.  Their water crisis has gotten so bad that officials are expecting to see supplies run about by April 12th if usage continues at the current rate.  April 12 is being named as Day Zero, an […]

7 Emergency Water Sources for Apartment Dwellers

  This post is by Bernie Carr, Water is such a crucial need – you can only go three days without water. A lot of people who prepare plan to fill the bathtub before a hurricane, ice storm or other predicted emergency. However, if a disaster were to happen suddenly, it would not be possible to fill the bathtub ahead of time. To be sure you are prepared for a sudden water emergency, store enough water for drinking as […]

Testing our Tap Water

This post is by Bernie Carr, I received a home Water Analysis Test Kit from  They make a variety of at home water test kits that test for ten different contaminants, including lead and bacteria. With the recent news about many city water being contaminated, I was curious to see if our own drinking water has bacteria or pesticides. The testing kit I received included tests for bacteria, lead, pesticide, iron, copper, alkalinity, nitrites and nitrates and chlorine. […]

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