When talking about off-grid living, it is usually electric systems which gets mentioned first. I guess people can’t imagine living without their cable TV and washing machines!
When you live off grid, you are also disconnecting yourself from the municipal sewage system. Sewage is something that people don’t think much about but definitely not something you can take for granted when living off grid!
There are 3 core things we need for survival: food, shelter, and water. Of these, most of us really take water for granted. We’ve got modern plumbing systems bringing clean water into our homes, and for a relatively cheap price. Well, people are finally waking up to the fact that our water supply system isn’t as secure as we thought. As a talk about here, there is a large risk of mega drought looming, and some smart patriots want to prepare by harvesting rainwater only to discover that rainwater collection is ILLEGAL in their state!
You can go weeks without food but your body can only survive about 3 days without water. Before those 3 days are up, you are already going to be delirious and weak – not exactly the ideal state of being for survival! For these reasons, knowing how to obtain water is one of the most … Read more