You can actually set up your water system so that all the plumbing inside your home works even if the power is out. Here is how.
Today I wanted to touch on, what you might consider off an off topic subject. However, it is totally relevant since being able to survive is a major part of being able to fight and protect your family during a time of war.
There are 3 (technically 4) major survival factors that you should always have backups for.
3 (technically 4) Essential Survival Factors
# 1 Water
First, you need to have several sources of water. (Hence the point of this article.) It is important to note that under stress and heat, a person is likely to experience severe symptoms of dehydration or death within only a couple of days without water.
# 2 Food
Second, you need to have, not just food storage on hand, but renewable sources of food (such as farm animals or a garden.) Even foraging skills are better than nothing. You can die in less than 40 days without food (likely half that if you're burning a lot of calories everyday trying to survive.)
# 3 Shelter
Third on the importance level of survival, is a shelter that fits the environment (cool place during the summer and a warm place during the winter.) Death by exposure is a common and unpleasant way to go.
# 4 Fire
Last of all, but often omitted on the survival list is fire. How are you going to sanitize and cook # 1 and # 2 without a way to build a fire?
Press Play: How to Obtain Water
How to get water into your home during a power outage:
You can watch the video here if it has been shut down.
The Water Tank
There are two main ways that you can pump water into your house when the power is out.
The first is a solar powered system to run your well. The second is a large water tank that sits on your porch which is connected to a pump that pushes the water into your home through your hose nozzle. (refer to the video for more details.)
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