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Survival Myth: Water Should be Boiled for 30 Minutes

September 11, 2012

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purifying water by boiling

“How long should you boil water to make it safe to drink?”  When I ask this question to small groups, I usually get a lot of different answers. They range from 1 minute to 30 minutes. Thirty minutes is a long time! In fact, a lot of the water would be lost to steam if […]

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A Homemade Cure for Dehydration

July 3, 2012

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rehydrating yourself

I know what you may be thinking. Isn’t drinking water a good “homemade” cure for dehydration? For moderate dehydration, that’s true. But for more serious cases of dehydration, cases where the body has been significantly starved of the precious fluid or when the dehydration is brought about by vomiting or diarrhea, simply drinking water may […]

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Signs of Dehydration

July 2, 2012

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parched earth

As a record heatwave strikes much of the country, many people are experiencing heat as never before. From New York to Nashville, from Washington to Wichita, record highs have been reached across the nation. Serving to intensify an already dire situation, a severe drought has also struck much of the United States. According to the […]

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Survival Myth: Fast-moving Water is Safe to Drink

June 14, 2012

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Is fast moving water really safe to drink?

We were walking through the deep woods, navigating our way as best we could using a map and compass yet still not 100% sure of exactly where we were. Around 2:00pm we came upon a small, fast-moving stream. It looked clear and fresh, and we were thirsty from two days of backpacking. We were thankful […]

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How to become Water Self Sufficient for Survival Preparedness

January 27, 2012

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enjoy pure clean water

The following article has been contributed by Lucas Patriotus, a special services veteran with years of survival training. It has been published with permission of the author. It does not necessarily represent the views of PreppingToSurvive.com. Water Is Life I don’t need to tell you why your family needs safe potable water as well as long […]

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Using Chlorine Bleach to Disinfect Water

December 15, 2011

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using chlorine to purify pond water

As Joe has noted several times in previous posts, the human body does not last long without water.  So much of our body is composed of it and it facilitates so many biological processes that we must have a pretty steady and generous supply of it for good health. Storing and Collecting Water Storing a […]

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