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How to Choose the Best Straw Water Filter For You

We so casually turn on our faucet and expect clean water to come out. We flush our toilets, wash our hands, use water for cooking and for watering the lawn without a thought. But if there’s anything we have learned from all the disasters that have happened in our country last year, it’s that we should not take clean water for granted. It doesn’t take a big disaster to dirty our water. A few days ago, in Atlanta, they had …

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All About Water Purification: A Complete Tutorial

Having water on hand is just one part of being prepared. Knowing how to safely store, treat, filter and purify water can keep you alive. To know how much water to have on hand and how to store it, read Water Storage 101. This article reviews how to make sure water is safe to drink. You can get very, very sick from drinking contaminated water and in a survival situation, sickness can quickly become life or death scenario. You need …

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Product Review: The Berkey Portable Water Purifier

The spring in the Death Valley canyon was the only source of water for probably miles around, and my hiking partner and I had detoured to see it. But the spring (a seep really)  looked and smelled like a hog wallow, with the muddy, filthy water polluted almost beyond belief. The over-populated feral burros in the area had dug holes, so the water would seep in. But they also relieved themselves in the water while they drank. The desert bighorn sheep …

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What is Money When the System Collapses?

With all the talk about a collapse of our economy, I asked Mac Slavo over at SHTFplan blog to share with my readers his insights into how a family might survive following a collapse of our money system.  Here is his answer, in his own words. Economist Mike Shedlock defines money through the eyes of Austrian economist Murray N. Rothbard as, “a commodity used as a medium of exchange.” “Like all commodities, it has an existing stock, it faces demands by people …

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