Water Storage

Step 0: The Fundamentals - Emergency Preparedness

The instability of our global systems as laid out within The Crash Course allows us to make the following prediction confidently: The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Unlike The Last 20

With change being the one thing we can count on, it makes great sense to prepare for it.

But what kind of change? And when will it arrive? Any how disruptive will it be?

We can conjecture as best we're able (and that's what we do on a daily basis here at PeakProsperity.com), but the actual details of the future will remain unknowable until they unfold.

Deal of the Week

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:15 PM

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Waterbricks are a great solution to storing water for emergency situations and resiliency building.  They are sturdy airtight BPA free containers that can be used for large quantity water storage or any other long term food storage item (grains, beans, pasta).  » Read more

Daily Prep

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Pond Construction Video

Tilt-shift time-lapse shows construction of a man-made pond
Monday, April 8, 2013, 12:30 PM

An amazing video clip that illustrates the amount of energy and effort it takes to build a man-made pond.  As Joel Salatin mentions in our previous podcast with him, the building of ponds are one solution to mitigating drought conditions and hydrating the landscape of sustainable family farms.

http://www.treehugger.com/culture/tilt-shift-time-lapse-shows-construction-man-made-pond-2-minutes.html

What Should I Do?

Water Storage Containers

5 Ways to Start Storing Water

Establishing emergency water storage
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 5:50 PM

Having a store of clean drinking water is one of the most important and crucial components of resiliency building and emergency preparedness.  It has been said many times that a person can live for three weeks without food but only three days without water.  There are many emergency situations and events that can cause your everyday water supply to become unavailable or undrinkable.  The unexpected natural disaster or perfect storm will typically wreak havoc on the powergrid. When widespread power outages occur, water may not flow from the tap, or treatment plants may not be working to properly treat and deliver safe water. It is events like these that we all must prepare for.  Here we explore ways to ensure you are prepared to meet these types of situations without much effort or concern. » Read more

What Should I Do?

Rain flowing through a gutter

Rainwater Harvesting

Understanding how to capture and store rainwater
Friday, January 6, 2012, 6:21 PM

Water is essential to life, for we cannot exist without it. We are running short of fresh, clean water in many parts of the USA. That is also the case in many other countries. Those who live in the northeastern quadrant of the lower 48 states are generally in good shape for now, water-wise, though there may be local issues with clean water in places. But as you travel west of the Mississippi, average annual rainfall drops off sharply, particularly in the desert southwest, which includes portions of the Chihuahua, Sonora, and Mohave Deserts.

The situation is particularly foreboding in the Colorado River Basin. There are more demands for the water than the river can reliably supply. Las Vegas is vulnerable to a water emergency, as are Phoenix and Tucson. Thirsty Los Angeles gets drinking water from far away Northern California via the California Aqueduct. As the podcast from a few weeks ago highlighted, water management and access is becoming an ever-increasing concern for many parts of the country.  » Read more