I can’t believe I never made a post about water storage (unless I did and just can’t find it). I will include several links from various sources describing the various methods of water storage and how to ensure the safety of the water. Of everything we think we “need” to survive in the event of some sort of event, too many do not include water as their number 1 priority. It’s always food, shelter, clothing, etc. but with all of that, if we do not have access to water (either already clean or have the ability to clean it) we will not survive long enough to enjoy that food and the other supplies we have stored.
The first link I will share is to a water filter that looks like it is by far the best one out there. It’s to a forum (disclosure here) that I am a moderator/administrator for (you can view this post without being a member) and my dear friend has researched the heck out of this filter. It’s for the water filters made by www.justwater.me.
Survivalistssite Forum: Water filter comparison
There are other links/discussions on the survivalistssite forum discussing water treatment options. Please check them out.
And here’s how to make a *Home Made Berkey Water Filter* which is helpful for those people like me (if there are any others out there because California is so whacky) who are unable to purchase the Big Berkeys due to state regulations. I don’t see why, if you account for flow rate, this setup can’t be used for other brands of large water filters.
Here’s an article from the CDC:
Personal Preparation and Storage of Safe Water
Here’s a simple article from the University of Colorado Extension:
And here’s an even more basic article from the LDS church:
Drinking Water Guidelines
Now, for cisterns, which I think is ultimately be best way to go, if you have the space for them:
This first article is from the University of Florida extension (there’s a link to a .pdf of this article on the upper left side of their web page):
Cisterns To Collect Non-Potable Water For Domestic Use
And this one, by far, is my favorite, since I truly love Mother Earth News:
The Homestead Cistern
So, if you haven’t already begun you water storage project, you have some reading to do. It’s never too late to get started, even if the positive results may not be seen this year (since I do not expect California to get anywhere near the rain that is needed this year).