They say that you can survive more than three weeks without food but only a few days without water. That’s not so hard to believe, since more than 60% of the human body is made up of water.
Having access to clean, potable water is crucial for survival. When you are living off the grid, without the convenience of bottled water or an electric pump to pull it out of your well, a reliable source of clean water is most important.
Here are some tools and ideas to maintain a constant clean supply of water.
PITCHER PUMPS & WELL PUMPS
Handy Well Pump Model HWP-(2017) Stainless Steel Hand Well Pump Kit
Handy Well Pump Model HWP allows you to pump water into a bucket or connect a hose to move water where you need it, without power. Pressurize your water system and use any of your faucets during a power outage. This pump can be left outdoors in severe weather conditions without damage. Standard Features of the Handy Well Pump Model HWP HEAD ASSEMBLY Solid aircraft grade aluminum handle with durable cushion grips. 304 grade 7/16″ diameter stainless steel riser rod with threaded ends and coupling nut to attach an extension rod or to attach the included pump assembly when using as a shallow well pump. Durable 6061 Aluminum cap with a hydraulic seal and a 3″ riser sleeve. Convertible output assembly that allows you to connect a garden hose, connect solid ½” piping, pressurize a water system or pump directly to a bucket or trough. Rugged 304 stainless steel head piece that is threaded to accept the extension piece on the bottom. A universal Well Seal Adapter that attaches directly to most well seals from 2″ in diameter on up. You can purchase an optional well seal from us or supply your own. PUMP ASSEMBLY A 3/8″ stainless steel pump riser with a threaded coupling nut for attaching an extension rod. A removable tail piece to allow for cleaning and maintenance. Durable high output Nylatrol piston assembly. A rugged stainless steel pump body. A removable high quality lead free brass foot valve for trouble free operation.
Simmons makes lead-free water well supplies, including: foot valves, check valves, frost-proof hydrants, well seals, well points, well caps, pitless adapters, tank tees, pressure switches, pressure gauges, torque arrestors, splicing kits, insert fittings and air volume controls.
Designed for rugged long life service
All parts are made from close grain cast iron for optimum strength
All bolt lugs are reinforced for maximum strength
Cap can be adjusted for a wide range of handle positions
WATER SOURCE PP500NL CI Pitcher Pump
The product is highly durable and easy to use
Easy installation and easy handling
Pitcher pumps are a great way to get the water you need. Just be sure to use lead-free pipes and points when setting it up.
Other Water Ways…
One of the most convenient and affordable ways of obtaining potable water is through the use of rain barrels. When set up properly, a rain barrel system can provide all the water you and your family need for drinking, cooking, showering, watering gardens and even sharing with friends and neighbors.
Big Blue 55 Gallon Rain Barrel
Save the planet, water and money.
Over 40 percent of our water is used outside our homes. Ballooning populations, reduction of fresh water and drought from climate change is making water increasingly more valuable. If we saved even just 100 gallons a year per person (the average daily use per person) The US alone would save 30 billion gallons annually.
These barrels have been collected from facilities that use process food stuffs, typically juice. Normally, these companies would simply send the barrels to the landfills but we rescue them and convert them into rain barrels. Be aware that because these barrels are converted, there may be cosmetic blemishes or a slight juice odor. The blemishes should not affect barrel function and the juice odor should dissipate after the first few cycles of rain collection.
Mirainbarrel DIY Rain Barrel Kit, Used Food Grade Barrel, Upcycled
Features: -Plastic mesh screen, to catch leaves, sticks etc. -Overflow valve (Garden hose can be attached to divert water away from home, linked to another barrel, or a soaker hose and run directly through a nearby flower bed.) -Easy on-and-off twist top lid -Brass Spigot (installed) -Downspout adapter -Sealed with waterproof caulk Barrels range from 180-220 Liters. Dimensions range from 23-24 inch Diameter and 35-37 inches tall. KIT INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED EXCEPT TOOLS NECESSARY FOR SETUP There are many advantages of owning a Rain Barrel. They reduce the volume of water flowing to the sewer treatment facility and help reduce urban runoff. A backup source of water during times of drought or between rain falls. The “softer” rain water is healthier for the plants in your home and/or garden. Rain Barrels save you money on your water bill. Priced competitively, you will see a savings on your water bill very quickly. By utilizing our Terra Cotta Rain Barrel for rain water conservation you can help the environment and save money! ***These are previously used food grade drums and by reusing these drums that otherwise might end up in a landfill we are helping promote a greener planet.
Rain happens. Rain is free. A 60-gallon rain barrel can fill up with less than .25 inch of rainfall. Rain barrels can go a long way in offsetting your domestic water needs, including gardening, car washing, and pool topping. In turn, the burden on the local water system or your well will diminish and ultimately save you money. Collecting rain water has become as typical as recycling bottles, cans, newspapers, and composting. Link two or three barrels together and you can save up to 180 gallons of precious rain water. The Great American Rain Barrel is built to be extremely durable with a wall thickness of 3/16″, resulting in a rigid, heavy duty rain barrel that will last virtually forever. Each UV protected polyethylene rain barrel is manufactured in the USA from a recycled shipping barrel that stands 39 inches tall by 24 inches wide and weighs 20 lbs. empty. The barrel comes complete with overflow fitting, drain plug, screw on cover, and optional threaded spigot, which can be positioned either 4 or 14 inches from ground level. This is an ideal position for use with a watering can. Attach your garden hose to the spigot and water your garden or lawn, even wash your car. We suggest raising the barrel off the ground for use with a regular garden hose as it’s gravity fed. Our rain barrel arrives with simple instructions for fast and easy installation. How to link barrels together to save even more water, you can link your first barrel to a second, using a (shorter) piece of 3/4″ hose. Simply unscrew the upper plug (on the second barrel) and replace it with a second elbow. Attach one end of your hose to the overflow fitting (on barrel one) turning the fitting so that it is horizontal, and then attach it to the other end to the new elbow on the second barrel (which should also be turned horizontally). Attach your overflow hose to the second elbow (on barrel two) so that once that barrel has filled, you can direct excess water away from the foundation.
If you are lucky enough to have a clean running stream on your property, you can probably scoop your water right out. You may still need to boil the water or use a top-quality water filter or purification tablets to make sure it’s safe to consume.
Here are some of the most popular water filters and purification tablets to keep you hydrated:
Survivor Filter PRO 0.01 Micron Water Purifier Pump
Introducing the Survivor Filter PRO: With 2 cleanable Membrane Ultra Filters capable of filtering down to 0.01 Microns. We also added a replaceable Carbon Filter, to help with taste and reduce Heavy Metals. The Survivor Filter PRO provides you with clean water in any environment.
Get yourself a Survivor Filter PRO and taste the difference!
BPA-free, Food grade materials, with SGS test report
SAFE&PURE WATER-4stage water filtration with 0.01Micron hollow fiber ultra filtration membrane, Removes 99.9% of Taste, Odors, Colors, Bacteria, Cadmium, Chlorine, but also, some Arsenic, Mercury, Iron, and Fluoride could be removed too
WIDE APPLICATION-Drinking and life water solution ,it is ideal for outdoor recreation, hiking, camping, scouting, fishing,domestic and international travel and emergency preparedness kits or survival bags to constantly be prepared for when disaster strikes.
SMART DEVICE-Portable, Light (0.96lb),big capacity (10Liters )and Smart size(11.8″x4″x2.2″) for single person drinking and all life water use ,but also option for group or whole family drinking water supplies
SIMPLE & CONVENIENT-No need suck up through a straw and struggle when you are hiking the whole day and TIRED, just hang the bag and drink clean water in your bottle actually and freely.1000 liters of safe drinking water from any source whether clean or dirty.
RESPONSABLE MANUFACTURER-ISO9001:2008 certificated Manufacturer ,also Member of Water Quality Association (WQA)
Kills odor causing bacteria and enhances the taste of stored potable water.
Controls the build-up of slime in water storage containers
Once treated with Aquamira Water Treatment, stored water has a 5 year shelf life
Treatment has a 4 year shelf life from manufacturing date
Treats up to 60 gallons
Effective and Economical – Treat as much or as needed
Perfect as a preservative for emergency storage of water
Potable Aqua products provide time-tested, simple-to-use water treatment options for campers, backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts
Proven effective against bacteria, Giardia, Lamblia, Crystosporidium, and viruses
No aftertaste-improves the taste and odor of water
30 tablets treat 30 quarts
When water is scarce, water purification tablets like Potable Aqua® are crucial for an emergency preparedness kit
There are a variety of ways to have a reliable and constant water supply when living off the grid and it doesn’t hurt to have a back-up plan for if your system breaks down. So do your research and see which type of system is right for you.