Water sources compared: Tap, bottled, filtered, spring water, reverse osmosis and more

Are you a water snob? Given the state of water options today and their negative impact on the body, it may be a good idea to become a bit more discerning about the source of your drinking water. Sure, your city, region, or municipality may have assured you that your drinking water is clean and fit … Continue reading Water sources compared: Tap, bottled, filtered, spring water, reverse osmosis and more

Homesteading 101: How to conserve water on your property

Maintaining a homestead is no easy feat, and it can sometimes be an expensive task as well. But there are many ways to save money on your property, especially if you know how to manage your resources wisely. Read on to learn how to conserve water and reuse gray water on your homestead. (h/t to HomesteadLady.com) Some … Continue reading Homesteading 101: How to conserve water on your property

Five common mistakes preppers make when harvesting rainwater and how to avoid them

Running a homestead requires a lot of your time and effort, and with it comes many expenses as well. Fortunately, preppers are creative and can save a bit of money by being frugal. You can also save on your water bill by setting up a rainwater harvesting system. Follow the tips below to avoid five … Continue reading Five common mistakes preppers make when harvesting rainwater and how to avoid them

Water purifier inspired by mangrove trees can remove salt from water

  Researchers have developed a new type of water purifier that mimics the way mangrove trees remove salt from salt water. This study not only offers a better understanding of the plants’ plumbing system, it could also lead to creating new desalination technologies. An engineering feat that has long baffled scientists is how mangroves survive their environments … Continue reading Water purifier inspired by mangrove trees can remove salt from water

Tap water near hundreds of US military bases and thousands of industry areas CONTAMINATED with “forever chemicals,” warn experts

Groundwater near at least six military sites in the Great Lakes region contains high levels of toxic yet widely used “forever chemicals.” The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported that perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have contaminated water in the Great Lakes. PFAS are a risk to people who eat fish caught within the polluted waters. “Forever chemicals” traced to firefighting foam … Continue reading Tap water near hundreds of US military bases and thousands of industry areas CONTAMINATED with “forever chemicals,” warn experts

8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF

Water is crucial to your survival, especially in a post-SHTF scenario. If you’re stuck in the wilderness without any water, you can prevent dehydration by monitoring your water supply and learning how to find water in the wild. (h/t to ProperSurvival.com) Why is it important to stay hydrated? Drinking enough water keeps your body hydrated. It also helps … Continue reading 8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF

Prepper projects: Setting up a rainwater shower at your homestead

As a prepper, you need to be a frugal spender. You can also be thrifty with your preps, like harvested water. With some additional tools, you can use rainwater to make an outdoor shower for your homestead. (h/t to PrimalSurvivor.net) Why build an outdoor shower? If you have harvested water and an outdoor shower, you can clean off … Continue reading Prepper projects: Setting up a rainwater shower at your homestead

Prepping 101: How to store water for emergency preparedness

The human body needs water to function properly, and a person may only survive for a few days without water. Clean water is also important for sanitation and hygiene. This is why having an emergency supply of clean, safe water is essential when SHTF. But there’s more to water storage than filling drums and buckets with potable … Continue reading Prepping 101: How to store water for emergency preparedness

This innovative skylight uses light from the sun to desalinate water for drinking

Designer Henry Glogau has developed a skylight that uses seawater to provide natural ambient light and clean drinking water. The device is charged by a mini solar panel during the day. The remaining sea salt is also funneled into a dozen zinc and copper batteries that power a strip of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Glogau’s device, which he dubbed Solar … Continue reading This innovative skylight uses light from the sun to desalinate water for drinking

Flaxseed proteins are great sources of antioxidant peptides, reports study

Linum usitatissimum, commonly known as flaxseed or linseed, is a flowering plant that originated in the Middle East. One of the oldest crops known to man, it has been cultivated since the beginning of civilization. Today, flaxseed is considered a superfood and is known for its abundance of macro- and micronutrients, such as fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty … Continue reading Flaxseed proteins are great sources of antioxidant peptides, reports study