Store roughly half of your water in smaller containers, like 2 liter soda bottles, or gallon jugs. Harvesting rainwater is a really simple step that can actually save you several hundred gallons (or even thousands) of water a year in many climates. In addition to emergency water storage and re-supply, the last aspect you need to consider is water filtration. Keeping half of your water in smaller containers allows you to easily transport your water easily to other parts of the house, or even take some of it on the road with you, if you need to bug out. In the steps above, you worked to acquire water storage, and a way to at least resupply some of your water through rain water harvesting.


Additionally, a 5-gallon bucket is a really handy thing to have for transporting the water you pump from your 55-gallon drums. In and of itself, harvesting rainwater is not your end all, be-all water security plan, but it is a REALLY simple way to get started.
If you have natural springs or streams on your property, these can be developed to become more usable water resources for you. I have personally used a Berkey water filter for all the drinking water in my household, and have loved it.
When it comes to water security, a rain catchment system is some of the lowest hanging fruit out there.


Having solid water filtration measures in place give you the flexibility to make use of a variety of water sources in the event of an emergency.
This takes into account not only drinking water, but also a little water for washing hands, washing dishes, etc.
In addition to being a good building block in your water security plan, these puppies also provide an excellent solution for people looking to make harvested rainwater drinkable (do your own research first!).




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