Category «Water Purification»

How to make water safe to drink by filtration and disinfection.

Prepare 2015 – July Homework

Water is critical to survival. It is important to understand how to disinfect water in the event your water source is contaminated. Calcium hypochlorite is a great way to disinfect water because it has a 10 year plus shelf life as compared with liquid bleach which has a 6 month shelf life. It can also …

FEMA’s Take on Emergency Water Storage

I was honored to be a guest expert on Debbye Cannon’s 20/20 Preparedness Show this morning.  Debbye was a delightful host and we discussed some great ideas about emergency lighting and other preparedness topics. You can listen to the interview on her site by clicking here. In the course of our conversation water storage was established as …

The PET Bottle Safety Debate

Recently we taught a class on emergency water storage and disinfection at a preparedness expo. We love interacting with our students and one gentleman brought up an issue with PET containers suggesting recent studies had found them unsafe for emergency water storage. True to our nature, we just had to research and find out the …

Ebola at Your Door? Review Our Pandemic Preps Checklist

The threat of an Ebola outbreak in the United States appears to be a real possibility. It is time to check your preparations and ensure that everything is in order. How do you prepare for a pandemic anyway? Ebola has a very high mortality rate. Your best chance of surviving is to avoid the virus …

The Provident Prepper Blog Tour a Great Success

Just what do people think about The Provident Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies? (name recently changed to The Provident Prepper – A Common-Sense Guide to Preparing for Emergencies). We hosted a blog tour to find out and were quite pleased by the results. We invited a wide range of bloggers to review …

Disinfecting Water Using Calcium Hypochlorite

Water disinfection is a critical part of our emergency plan. Properly stored water will always be your safest option when it comes to emergency drinking water. It takes up a lot of space making it difficult to store enough for an extended period of time. Water collected from a questionable source should always be treated …