Category Archives: water purification

Boiling Water Verses Pasteurization to Make Safe Drinking Water

For many years, we have been told to boil water that may be contaminated by bacteria.  Some groups have given different lengths of time that the water should be boiled. I have heard times of up to twenty minutes.  Now … Continue reading

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Understanding the Various Methods of Water Filtration or Purification

Water filtration or purification is an extremely important skill for preppers.  But it is an area in which I see a lot of confusion.  There are many different systems that are available and all of them claim to be the … Continue reading

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Sillcock Keys, The key to Finding Water In the Cities

If you live in the city or an urban area, you will notice that many of the water faucets cannot be turn on without a special key.  This is called a Sillcock key and can be purchased at any hardware … Continue reading

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Fish, Game and Sewage-Polluted Waters

Yesterday I received the following question regarding the blog I wrote on sewage-polluted waters.  If sewer water ends up in nearby lakes and ponds, would fish and game still be a reliable food source? This is a tough question, because … Continue reading

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Gravity Flow Water filters, are Replacement Filters Interchangeable?

I recently was asked if the replacement filters in the large gravity flow water filters were interchangeable.  By this, I am talking about the AquaRain, the Berkey, Doulton and Katadyn gravity flow water filters.  While all of them claim to be … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing the Water Sources Near Your Home

Having access to good water sources are an important prep.  I have a creek right across the street from my house; it is probably 50 feet from my front door.  Up the hill from my home, there is a natural … Continue reading

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The Doulton Travel Filter, a Solution to Water Problems When Traveling

  The other day while I was up at the FreezeDryGuy’s sale I was looking through the various water filters that he stocks and found some Doulton travel Filters.  Now these are a nice little unit that reminds you of … Continue reading

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Water Assurance: An Inexpensive Device

Here is another article from a friend on a plan to backup your water. Howard Water is a concern for us as a family. In the area where we live, we do not often face droughts but they do occur. … Continue reading

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Water can be Your Most Important Prep

Here is another entry in the contest, this one is about water. Howard You have posted several articles about water, which I think is THE most important prep of all preps.  Being a former water operator I know how important it … Continue reading

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A Review of the Sawyer Mini Filter

A while back, I picked up a four pack of Sawyer Mini Filters.  Since then I have been playing with them and have grown to like them for use in a bug out or get home bag.  They are also … Continue reading

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