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A stream on our property

Water Water Everywhere, but is it Safe to Drink?

When disaster strikes, will you be "water wealthy" or will you have to work to carry, purify and store every gulp of water?
A frost free water hydrant commonly used on farms and homesteads.

Water is Life, Not Just a Good Idea

An Australian prepper shares his thoughts about water sources and water systems for preppers and off-grid homesteaders.
Out water pipe runs up the left of this old logging road.

Bitter Cold Headed Our Way

Cold temperatures are sweeping the U.S. with frost warnings in Florida and blizzard warnings in the Northeast. We're looking at sub-zero temperatures.
Frozen pipe spewing chunks of ice.

Cold Temperatures Bring Ice in All the Wrong Places

There's more to being a prepper than storing food; to be truly self-sufficient, you have to be able to fix things yourself.
A Prepping Primer

A Prepping Primer: Five Basic Steps for New Preppers – Part...

Too many beginning preppers don't know where to start or focus on the wrong items. Learn from my experience and avoid stupid prepping mistakes.
The first flower of spring

After the Deep Freeze, we Experience the First Twinges of Spring

After a spate of cold days with temps dropping into the teens, we see the first signs of spring and we test our gravity-flow water system.
A Water Treatment Plant

How and Where to Get Your Water After the SHTF

So you have stored food, great! But how are you prepped for water? And what would you do without the sewer system? Keep reading for answers and options.
Pipe cutter

Moving Water Doesn’t Freeze, Except in Our Pipes

We are forced to make more repairs and improvements on our gravity-fed spring water thanks to freezing temperatures.
Roughly a cord of firewood stacked to dry

Prepper Diary January 16: Preparing for the Storm

More winter weather is headed our way as the blizzard that struck the Midwest travels east, promising snow and plunging temperatures.
These are the tools I carried to repair what I assumed was a broken pipe.

Our Latest Water Problem was Slipperier than I Thought

I set off up the mountain to fix our water supply only to find the problem was more complicated than expected.