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Preparing for a Clean Water Shortage After a Disaster

Clean water is a valuable commodity yet something we take for granted. For most people, water is a faucet away. But our expectations of a constant source of clean water could be shattered by a small-scale event, such as contaminated municipal water, or a larger disaster, such as a hurricane. The clean water we rely on to drink, cook with, and clean with suddenly disappears. The coronavirus pandemic gave the world a small glimpse of what could go wrong if there is a water shortage. People were stockpiling bottled water in fear the COVID-19 outbreak could get worse. Many individuals … Continue reading

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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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