Tag Archives: Water

  • Blog

    Save The World By First Saving Yourself

    We each have a role to play in how the world recovers from the coming crisis
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM


    Yes, the world is busy collapsing around us. That’s true.

    But collapse is a process, not an event. It can be ameliorated and even reversed, depending on the actions we decide to take from here.

    And there’s still time left to change our fate.  Not much, mind you. But enough to matter.

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 8/16 – “Marine Heat Waves” Doubled Since 1982, We Wanted Safer Banks And Got More Inequality

    by DailyDigest

    Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:14 PM

    • Economic Contagion? Central Banks Are The Real Culprit
    • We Wanted Safer Banks. We Got More Inequality.
    • Primary elections: new wave of firebrand candidates prepare for 2018 midterm elections under Trump
    • Crypto market crash prompts suicide concerns
    • Nikkei rebounds after recent uncertainty over Turkey crisis as China lags
    • Verizon lied about 4G coverage—and it could hurt rural America, group says
    • The Dow just registered its longest stint in correction territory in nearly 60 years
    • U.S., China to Resume Trade Talks as Tariffs Bite
    • China's Plan to Tank Their Own Stock Market
    • Uber cuts its losses, and revenue soars 63%
    • Measles outbreak hits 21 states, including Florida and Tennessee
    • Oil Demand Growth Starts To Weaken In Asia
    • Number of "marine heat waves" roughly doubled between 1982 and 2016, study finds
    • Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse

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  • Blog

    Oroville Dam Threatens To Collapse

    Short-term thinking has put lives at risk
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, February 13, 2017, 12:51 PM


    This is a running commentary on the rapidly developing Oroville dam situation. Because the story developed so rapidly, there wasn’t time to write a complete report.

    I’ll have a tidy summary at some point, but first we have to scour and assemble the information.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    Water Storage In Winter

    Considerations for keeping water from freezing
    by bgarrett

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 9:29 PM


    Water is the most important item to keep in your storage because it is essential to survival. However, this can become more difficult in the winter when temperatures drop below freezing. If your water freezes, you’ll need to use precious energy and heat to thaw it out for use again. But there are precautions you can take to keep your water storage from freezing in the winter.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    Rotating Your Water Storage

    Checking on your water preps
    by bgarrett

    Friday, August 5, 2016, 8:28 PM


    Water StorageA common question I am asked about preparing for any type of emergency is how often you should rotate your water storage. If you’ve tried to search around on the internet for an answer, there is a lot of conflicting information. I hope this article will not only answer your question but also help you feel more confident about preparing for an emergency.

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  • Podcast

    Sandra Postel: Repairing The Water Cycle

    It's now a top priority for our species
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, February 7, 2016, 1:13 AM


    El Niño has been dropping much-needed rain this winter on a parched American West. But it's making little difference to the greater water scarcity issues the US as well as the rest of the world is increasingly facing.

    Here to talk about the state of the world situation for fresh water — arguably the single most important resource to humans on the planet, next to oxygen — is Sandra Postel, Director of the Global Water Policy Project, author, lecturer, and former National Geographic Fellow. The punch-line to her message: as more and more demands are placed on our finite freshwater supply by human consumption and climate change, intelligent conservation is now an absolute must.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Clean Drinking Water

    Clean Water in an Emergency

    3 simple preps for ensuring access to water
    by bgarrett

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 3:30 PM


    Having access to clean water in an emergency is critical and almost always overlooked until it is too late. Here are a few obvious points to understand about water:

    • Without water you die very quickly
    Depending on your health and age, you will live for 5-7 days without clean water. You can live much longer without food.

    • Water is heavy and takes up a lot of space
    A gallon of water weighs about 8.3 pounds. Water is not easy to transport because it is so heavy. That means your emergency water plan should account for that.

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  • Daily Prep

    7 Tips For Less-Frequent, More-Efficient Watering

    Save water and time
    by Jason

    Friday, June 12, 2015, 12:11 AM


    7 ways to reduce your water use in the garden and become more efficient in its use.  Especially handy for areas experiencing prolonged drought conditions.


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  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    How to Build a Grey Water Wetland

    DIY water conservation
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10:39 PM


    How much almost clean water is wasted down sinks, washing machines, and showers? At my house, my wife and I use thirty to forty gallons a day, but the typical household can use up to 200 gallons. It is poor house design to not take into account reusing grey water in a safe effective way. I decided to rectify this situation at my own home. Please bear in mind that you may have local codes and ordinances against grey water systems.

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