How to Make a Large Family Water Filter for Survival

When researching how to make water safe for drinking in a survival situation, you tend to find the information geared towards a single individual. Most of the equipment you can find will be portable or meant to be something used in the interim and... read more...

How Much Water Do You Need for Survival?

You have heard a lot of talk about water and how important it is for survival, but how much do you really need? It is a fluid number—pun intended. The idea that each person needs a gallon of water for each day is a guideline. We are not all the same... read more...

Surviving Heat: How To Get Water From Plants

Water is necessary for life. Without water, you will die. It is that cut and dry. You cannot survive more than 72 hours without water. After the first 12 hours without water, you will start to suffer. Dehydration comes on fast and the symptoms... read more...

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Options for Putting in a Well

Water is clearly one of the most important survival priorities. Without it, we can only live for about three days. Someone in a hot climate probably won’t even make it that long, if they don’t have an adequate supply of clean water. Yet, while the... read more...

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Finding Water in the Wilderness

In modern times, ground travel is determined by superhighways. Actually, in a sense, this has always been the case. It’s just that in the past, those superhighways were known as rivers. As much as possible, travel was accomplished alongside rivers... read more...

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Water Sources When City Water is Down

The single most important thing to stockpile for survival is water. Yet, if you look at most people’s stockpiles, they are woefully short on water. Oh, they’ve got water all right; but when you compare what they’ve got to what they need, it’s... read more...

Water Conservation

Water Conservation in a Survival Situation

By now, pretty much everyone who has any interest in survival has heard that they need one gallon of water per person per day for survival drinking and cooking. While that statement may be true, it’s not complete. Drinking and cooking aren’t the... read more...

Finding Water in the Wild

Finding Water in the Wild

Maybe you’ll be lucky and fate will plop you down right next to a beautiful bubbling stream if you have to spend any time in the wild. For me, I don’t count much on luck; she seems to be so fickle. Besides, I live in an arid area, so it would take a... read more...

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Building Your Emergency Water Supply

Of all the things you stockpile for a disaster, an emergency water supply is the most important. I say that because our need for water is greater than our need for food. While we can live for at least 30 days without food, without a problem, about... read more...

Water Sources for Urban Survival

Water Sources for Urban Survival

All through history, the ability to find water has defined civilization. Cities were built where water was abundant and the amount of water available severely affected the growth of those cities. Likewise, the use of land for agriculture is largely... read more...

How to Survive a Drought

How to Survive a Drought

Droughts are prolonged periods of less-than-average rainfall. They can last from several weeks to years, causing significant hardship due to lack of water for drinking, cleaning, and watering crops. If you live in a drought-prone area, it will help... read more...