Making Sure You Have Water for Survival

Making sure you have water for survival when the chips are down is as necessary as the air you breathe. It’s more important than having food. Some say securing water should be your Number One priority.

Though plenty has been written on this, you’ll find excellent advice in Jackie Clay-Atkinson’s article in “Backwoods Home Magazine for September/October, 2017 (Issue #167). Topics covered include…

  • Bug-out bag
  • Vehicles
  • The home water supply
  • Treating questionable water
  • Amounts of bleach for different containers
  • Conserving water

Take a look at the article excerpt below. Then click the link to read the whole thing.

Your survival depends on water

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

As you develop your preparedness plans, consider your water supply. You can go without food for weeks but when you lack water for as little as two days, your body begins shutting down.

Water is usually all around you in the form of streams, rivers, lakes, and even ditches. But very little of it is safe to drink without treatment. Even the most pristine, clear mountain streams can be contaminated with bacteria or protozoa such as giardia (which causes severe diarrhea and abdominal pain).


Read the whole article here:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/your-survival-depends-on-water/

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com (541)247-8900.

You might also like The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

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