It’s that time of year again when I sit and go through all my gear. I do this to check expiration dates on time sensitive gear and take inventory of what I have. Because if you have a need for an item in an emergency situation, then you should know if you have it and you should know if it going to perish over time and needs to be replaced. Some of the things I check are: First Aid supplies (everything), vitamins, survival rations, batteries, etc…etc…
This includes checking bug out bags, vehicle emergency kits, camp gear, long term storage items, and of course any and all food set aside.
Fresh rain water can be an excellent drinking resource during an emergency or after a disaster, so long as that disaster wasn’t nuclear or chemical where the air would be polluted with contaminates. Being able to catch rain water for consumption and growing plant could be a lifesaver.
There are several ways to collect rain water, and the most common one I have seen is to collect it from a gutter downspout into a barrel around the house or tool shed. I use such a system at my house and it works great. However, for this blog we will focus on a more portable system for collecting rain water. Continue reading “Survival Skill – Catch Rain Water”
Below is an email I received from one of the people who follows this blog. I do encourage readers to write in with any tips and suggestions that pertain to survival prepping. I will only reprint emails if the sender gives me permission and will not include the senders contact information unless instructed to do so. I do reserve the right to edit any emails for content and to make sure they fit into the theme of my blog site, so after some editing and tweaking of his email, Rick from Minnesota writes:
“”Something your readers may want to consider now before it’s too late Continue reading “Survival Prepping Lists – Things To Do: Tip #1”