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Water is critical to have in an emergency, so hopefully you’ve been storing some. Ideally, you should have a water filtration product to help with your water purification needs. eFoods Direct sells several types, from large countertop filers for use all the time to smaller ones that fit in a backpack for hiking. I have… Read more »


2 week grab bag

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Whether you’ve just started to learn about preparing or you’ve been interested for a while, everyday expenses can sometimes make it difficult to really start getting prepared the way you would like to. One easy way to get started is to use your tax refund to either seriously get started with preparing or to make… Read more »


tornado

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When there is a natural disaster, there are certain things that are likely to happen. If you think through what will probably happen, it can help you see where there are gaps in your preparations. Let’s take a look at the first few hours after a natural disaster. First of all, what makes this type… Read more »


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According to a report written by James Famiglietti, a leading hydrologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and published in the Nature Climate Change Journal, recent satellite imagery shows that nearly all of the major aquifers underlying the world’s great agricultural regions are being depleted at “…alarming rates.“ Declining water storage in California as seen by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and… Read more »


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I was talking to someone about emergency preparation a few days ago, and he was not at all interested in doing anything to prepare ahead. He had an interesting theory of how he would make it through any hardships. That got me thinking: If we aren’t prepared to take care of ourselves, who do we… Read more »


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This week, we had an unusual thing happen at our house – we discovered mold in our water filter! It was gross and disgusting, and I had to find a way to get rid of it. Let’s start at the beginning. A year or so ago, I got a Berkey Light water filter. My daughter… Read more »


Water in a glass

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  You tap water could be dosing your family with harmful hormones, medications and more! With summer’s heat and humidity here to stay for a while, I have been encouraging my active kids to drink plenty of water. After all, it is better and more hydrating that soda, juice drinks and anything else that contains… Read more »


active woman

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Have you ever had to turn off the water to your house while a plumbing repair was being made? Depending on how long the water was going to be off, you may have filled a pitcher with water, planned non-water-requiring tasks for during that time, or done other things like even leave the house so… Read more »


water bottle

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Water One gallon, per person, per day – and more for someone who is pregnant, elderly, a child, has unusual medical needs, etc. We have all been told we should store at least that much. And we know the more we store, the better, right? Most organizations and groups suggest starting with a small goal… Read more »