Today we’re looking at some survival knowledge from around the web and including some helpful commentary to assist you in choosing the most useful articles for your needs.
From activistpost.com: Worldwide Water Shortage by 2040?
This post presents a potential crisis that seems to be creeping up slowly on us. With the current Western Drought nearing a 5 year run with little relief in sight, we’re already starting to see the problems that can be posed by a lack of fresh, clean water for our bodies and our crops. The idea that much of the world would start running low on that precious liquid is a terrifying thought!
Thankfully, the author is good enough to point out some potential solutions to the problem and their own attendant issues. Everything from using desalinization plants to harvest the vast oceans to using machines that harvest airborne humidity is on the table in an effort to overcome the lack of water that may soon result from non-refillable aquifers being drained.
Although this post doesn’t really offer many solutions on a local scale (few of us could afford to invest in even a small part of a desalinization plant!) but it does put thought into the need to be able to reuse water by filtering it, or to stockpile some fresh sources for emergency use. Give this post a look and see what you think.
From anamericanhomestead.com: Tips for Treating Gray Water and Uses
Well, this post seems appropriate doesn’t it? Although this is a very simple article (covering a few basic ways to treat your gray water for cleaner use) the advice is on-point and based on the author’s own experience which adds an extra level of validity to the suggested solutions. Gray water usage is definitely part of any prepper’s mindset if you have gardens or other ways to use water that isn’t really suitable for drinking or bathing in. As such, articles like this one are great to see and I highly recommend you check it out.
From preparednessadvice.com: An Example of Using Old Gasoline
This is a very interesting post, as it covers the way that a man was able to get 10 year old thoroughly weathered gasoline to run reasonably well in small motors and even a full-size pickup! The method seems rather simple and could be something that any prepper would be able to cobble together, though the required chemicals would themselves need to be stored if you wanted to salvage gas. Even so, in a potential grid-down world where there might be stalled cars loaded with “useless” fuel, being able to cleanse some and get it ready for use in a tiller or chainsaw could be a lifesaver.