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Successful Homesteading, Issue # 20, Why Storing Water is Critical
November 19, 2009

Issue #020, November 19, 2009

In my last ezine I talked about the reasons I believe the American dollar is likely to collapse and what it could mean to you personally, in the form of food shortages. In this issue I want to start covering the steps you need to take to be prepared for any sort of emergency, be it a dollar collapse, man-made disaster or natural disaster, such as a hurricane, earthquake or ice storm.

And the first, and most important step you should take to ensure your safety is to store up something you might not have even thought about: Water.

Our generation has become so spoiled and so detached from this vital asset that we could literally die of thirst for lack of knowledge. Do you ever think about where your water comes from? All most of us know how to do is turn on the tap.

But What If

But what if the power went out? And what if it were out for months? According to a recent BBC report, scientists are now warning that a nuclear bomb exploded above the earthís atmosphere could release a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse that could cripple the entire countryís power grid. They estimate that complete recovery from this could take four to eight years.

So take some simple steps now to keep the worst from happening and help you sleep at night. You can live for three weeks without food, but only three days without water. Here are some tips:

Store Water

The absolute best way to store sufficient water for you and your loved ones is to purchase new, clean 55 gallon drums and fill them with water from your tap. Locate a plastic container supply company near you to cut back on shipping costs. You can read more about it here.

Buy Water Bottles

There are some good refillable water bottles on the market that have a filter right in the lid. All you do is fill them with water and drink. They range in price anywhere from $16 on up and are available at most department stores in the camper supply area. You can also get them through Amazon .

Do You Have a Well?

If so, you can draw water from it without having to use electricity in one of two ways. You can purchase and install and deep well hand pump. Or, if you donít mind working a little harder, you can make a makeshift pump out of PVC piping. Instructions are available here.

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