A Common Sense Approach To Disaster Planning
How To of the Week
This weeks’ “How To” is “Five-
Gallon Bucket Filter for Rooftop
Many households would benefit
from using rooftop harvested
rainwater as a self-reliant source of
However, some concerns exist over
contamination of the rainwater as it
runs over roofing materials such as
The US EPA, the World Health
Organization and several academic
studies identify granular activated
carbon (GAC) as the best available
technology for the control of
hydrocarbons and many synthetic
organic chemicals in drinking
Granular activated carbon is
relatively inexpensive and can be
purchased on-line or from
aquarium supply shops. This paper
presents a simple DIY (Do-It-
Yourself) design for a five-gallon
bucket charcoal filter that can
provide a household of five people
drinking water for up to six months.
Someone once said that civilization is nine meals away from anarchy. If you stop
to consider that at any given time, most population centers have only about three
days of food and water on hand. They are dependent on a constant supply of food
and other basic necessities in order to continue normal daily activities.
What would you do if you went to the store and the
shelves were bare? Imagine that something happened
that there would be no re-supply for an extended period
of time. What if, for some reason, the government
couldn’t or wouldn’t provide emergency aid? In just three
days you could very possibly find yourself in a survival
situation with no resources other than those you have on
Waiting on the moment
when you feel that instinct
which tells you whether to fight or flee is an excellent
method of ending up Dead Right There (DRT). Panic,
confusion, hesitation are your worst enemies in any
crisis you are likely to encounter during a survival
situation. An even deadlier enemy is ignorance.
Having even the most basic of plans will help you
overcome these obstacles.
People prep for many reasons. I live in an area prone to severe storms. It would
be foolish for me not to plan on having to fend for myself for some period of time.
However, that is not the sole reason I prep. I am responsible for the well being of
others on a daily basis. For them, I am the go to guy in any crisis. Batteries dead
in the flashlight? I’ll fix it. A burglar in the living room? I’ll cure him. No matter
what, my primary job in life is seeing to it that they always have food to eat, water
to drink, shelter and security. I take my job seriously.
I’ve assembled a large assortment of “How To” and other materials over the years
and have them scattered throughout this site. In the near future I will be organizing
them so they will be more easily discovered. If you are unsure what something is,
there is probably a link to Amazon somewhere here. It can help you visualize what
is being discussed as well as a more detailed description and price range for
I am also putting together several “How To” guides of my own. If you have a guide
you would like to have posted please drop me an email and I will probably post it
Comments and suggestions are welcomed.
Thank you for visiting,
The truth is out there. It is looking for you. It will find you if you want it to.
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