Category Archives: Water

Survival is Impossible Without Water pt 2

By Bison Pumps “the Power of Water in Your Hands” Groundwater is the most accessible, dependable, and longest lasting form of potable water. In this article, we will explore the methods of accessing, conveying and storing groundwater.   Accessing ground water Can anyone have a well, how do you know if you will hit an aquifer, what is hydrofracking, dousing, Hand dug vs Drilled vs Well Point vs artisian (pros and cons) Understanding physics of water removal – Physics of water removal – static water level When using a hand pump, shallow well suction vs. deep well lift Conveyance System: The bucket … Continue reading

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Survival is Impossible Without Water pt 1

By Bison Pumps “the Power of Water in Your Hands” A person can survive four weeks without food; but only one week without water. It is the transportation system of the human body; moving nutrients, circulating the blood, carrying oxygen, removing toxins from the kidneys, and eliminating waste from the body. The human body is 60% water with organs such as the brain and lungs being 70-90% water and the muscles and blood consisting of 75-85% water. According to the Mayo Clinic, each day women need 9 cups and men 13 cups of water for proper hydration. Without it, a … Continue reading

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Preparedness Uses for Coffee Filters?

My article for this month over on TheSurvivalMom.com website is about using coffee filters for preparedness tasks. Are they any good? Do they have value as a prep item? The answers may surprise you! Head on over to the article and find out what I discovered when I put coffee filters to the test. The Reality of Coffee Filters for Preparedness Uses (Hint: Mostly Fail!)

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10 Questions to Ask About Your Food Storage

(Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out the podcast on the same topic) Your food storage is one of the most important aspects of your preparedness plan. Food is one of the critical needs we have to maintaining life and the ability to continue functioning. Therefore, it is vitally important to ensure your food storage is going to meet your needs when the time comes for your family to rely on it. Below are ten questions to ask yourself about your current food storage to see if you are on the right track. 1. Do I Have Enough Food Diversity? … Continue reading

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Episode 172 – Berkey Water Filters

            The Berkey Water filter is one of the best drip water filters you can get. Learn more in this interview with Jeff the Berkey Guy. Next preparedness expo: Prepare 2 Endure Emergency Preparedness Expo, June 8th & 9th, 2013. Kern County Fairgrounds. I’ll be there giving two classes on Surviving EMP. Speaking of EMP, my Surviving EMP book is now available in print!        

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Emergency Drinking Water Disinfection Procedures

Way back in Episode 13, we covered how to disinfect, filter and purify water.  In that podcast, I made a reference to a very informative PDF put out by the US Army.  Back then, I neglected to include the link into the podcast notes and have just added it. The PDF is one of those resources that you should print out, double side so it’s on one sheet of paper, and laminate.  As water is one of the primary needs, stick a copy in all of your preparedness bags (bug out bags, fast packs, bug back bags, GOOD bags, evacuation … Continue reading

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Episode 69 – Back to Basics – Jump Starting Your Water Storage

Taking a look at some simple things that you can do to get a jump start on your water storage. This podcast joins the Back To Basics series, which are a collection of podcasts that are great for reviewing the essentials or for someone who is new to preparedness. You can find all the Back To Basics podcasts here: Back To Basics Podcast Series

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Episode 64 – More on Water Filters

I wanted to clear up a few things about what I had said in a previous podcast about water filters. And as this is not about just one man’s opinion, I wanted to get Greg’s input on this, as he also has had field experience with water filters. It’s important to note that viruses aren’t generally the concern for water sources in North America.  If you’re traveling abroad, you need to be very concerned with them, but they’re not typically a concern in the US. An excellent article from REI on choosing a water treatment system: http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+treatment+backcountry.html

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Episode 60 – Water Filters

Rob opines on several water filters and give his Dos and Don’ts for choosing a water filter. Please make sure that you also listen to Episode 64 for the important clarification on viruses and water filters.

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Episode 20 – Pandemic Flu Information

(Previously billed as Episode 19) Unless you have been living under rock, you have no doubt heard about the Swine Flu. This show is going to be all about Pandemic Flu, and Swine Influenza A H1N1. There is a lot of bad information being passed around, so we’re going to address the facts and realities of Pandemic Flu. Facts and status of the flu as of 4-29-2009. – 91 laboratory confirmed human cases in US – 1 confirmed death in the US – More than 160 deaths in Mexico (not all have been 100% confirmed, but that’s Mexico for you). … Continue reading

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