I have always known that water storage was important. It’s one of the first principles of preparedness. After reading the first few chapters of The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide I’m convinced my plan is inadequate and there is much more I can do to be water self-reliant.
“You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to see that the need for water applies to everyone, regardless of political beliefs, race, financial and social statuses, or geographic location. Across the planet, bad situations have become even worse because people did not have the foresight to store water, discover alternative sources of water, and have water purification options.” Daily Luther
More than a typical water storage book
This book is not a quick read. After going through several recent scenarios where people had to live without running water for days (Ohio, agricultural run-off 2014, West Virginia, chemical spill 2014, Hurricane Sandy 2012) Water Survival Guide goes in-depth with several chapters packed with information. You’ll find:
- // Why dehydration can be deadly, how to recognize it, and how to treat it.
- // The kind of toxins that may be in municipal water supplies and why they’re a concern.
- // An in-depth discussion of water-related illnesses; from dysentery to viral gastroenteritis, to leptospirosis (which is found in flood waters.) These include symptoms and treatments.
I found The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource to be a fantastic reference for future potential waterborne illnesses. While most water storage books only concentrate on how to store water, this book will leave you with the knowledge you need to combat any gastro problem that arises.
What is life like without running water?
I was surprised to learn that Daisy knows firsthand how to live without running water. She spent a year living in a cabin in the woods with her daughter. Now that’s courageous.
Their little cabin had water in a well 30 feet from the back door. She’s braved the challenge of getting the lid off a well cover that’s buried in 3 feet of snow, and a drought that brought the well levels to a dangerously low level. They set up an emergency water plan that worked for their family until the rains came three weeks later.
The final challenge was gathering water when there was no power at all. What do you do when the pump doesn’t have power? Haul up buckets of water from the lake. Daisy certainly knows how to implement the ideas she’s recommending in her book. I’m impressed!
Creating a water plan
This new book by Daisy is equal parts of why you should store water, how to acquire it, and how to store it. Following these recommendations, you will have an effective water plan for your family.
- // How much do you think you need?
- // How much do you actually need?
- // Unsafe ways to store water,
- // Safe water storage ideas,
…and I’m only on page 86…
“One thing I hear a lot is people saying that they ‘have a plan’ for water. I have to be harsh and give you a reality check. If you haven’t put that plan into action…you have nothing but talk.”
The rest of the book is dedicated to putting your plan into action. You can expect to learn what it takes to drill a well and maintain it; find water from a spring, river, or lake and understand water quality issues; and set up a rainwater harvesting system on your property.
Really. Detailed instructions included.
Down to the nitty gritty
We have arrived at the part that is perhaps the most important. You’ve found a water source, what next? How do you know if it’s safe? After reading these chapters, you’ll be confident and know:
- // When you should test your water.
- // How to purify it with 3 different methods.
- // When and how to filter water.
- // How to find emergency sources of water in and out of your home.
- // How to be safe and sanitary while you have no running water.
Who is this book for?
Anyone who drinks water – or thinks they might need to drink water in the future. In extreme situations, you’ll need to get creative and find alternative sources of water. The Preppers Water Survival Guide is just what you need to have confidence in a difficult situation.
Order your copy of The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource from Amazon.
About the Author: Daisy Luther is an author and blogger who lives in a small village in the foothills of Northern California. She blogs at www.theorganicprepper.ca and is the co-founder of the website Nutritional Anarchy. Daily uses her background in alternative journalism to provide a unique perspective on health, nutrition, and preparedness. She is the proud mom of two daughters.