Category «Water Disinfection and Storage»

Water is a critical resource. You can survive less than 3 days without safe drinking water. Learn how to find, store and disinfect water.

How to Store Water for Emergency Preparedness

A top priority for emergency preparedness is water storage. Clean, safe drinking water is absolutely critical for survival. What is the best way to store water for emergencies? What containers are best for water storage? How do you treat water for long-term storage? These are each important questions to understand to ensure you have a …

UV Rays Save the Day—Disinfecting Water with the Sun

Sam Clear Drinking Water

The sun is amazing! Did you know that you can disinfect drinking water using sunshine and a transparent container? This little tidbit of knowledge just might save you from contracting a nasty water-borne illness. Join me and discover just how easy it is to disinfect water using solar water disinfection (SODIS). Start by using the …

Tips for Storing Water in a 55-Gallon Plastic Barrel

Safe drinking water is a critical priority as you prepare for emergencies. You can only survive 3 days without water. A 55-gallon barrel is a great way to store a large amount of water in a little space. One 55-gallon barrel will supply 2 people with 2 gallons of water per day for a little more …

Prepare 2015 – July Homework

Calcium hypochlorite stored in glass jar

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 …

Prepare 2015–$20 and 15 Minutes a Month

Preparedness can be a little bit overwhelming. This year we are going to help you break it down into manageable pieces. We challenge you to spend $20 dollars to purchase necessary supplies and 15 minutes working on necessary tasks each month. Do it and you will be amazed at the progress you will have made …

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 …