posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:09 PM
In this posting I will discuss a simple method to finding "WATER" during an emergency and how to use that water to also flush toilets during periods
of outages. It is a good example of how simple knowledge can help save your life and make life more bearable when dealing with the reality of human
waste removal from where you reside during the emergency.
Those in the big cities have issues and concerns that will influence their ability to find water. Those in the country or rural areas will take a
different approach to surviving. Finding food and "water" will be influenced by where you reside when the emergency begins. For those in the
cities, when the electricity/power goes off, many things will not work. Water will become a necessity to survive and to find water in the city is
going to be a challenge. For those in the city, I will offer a proven method that will extend your ability to survive when looking for water and I
will add a simple method to flushing any toilet during water outages.
Each and every water heater in every home and apartment complex or business with a rest room has a water heater tank that contains approximately 30-50
gallons of water. Even without electricity you can get to the water by means of the discharge valve at the bottom of the water heater. This water
can be used for cooking, drinking and can help sustain you until you find another source of water or another water heater with water in it.
Since many in the city will be faced with the daily disposal of human waste, the toilets will probably be used by many and will remain unflushed.
Even with the water supply shut off, one can flush the toilet in a house our apt. with only one gallon of water poured into the tank portion. This is
sufficient to flush the toilet even if the water is shut off. This little bit of information will make living conditions more bearable for those in
family situations where human waste is generated on a more frequent basis.
Anyone can test this claim and see that it is factual claim and once you get familiar with how to flush the toilet using a single gallon of water, you
wont have to tolerate unbearable conditions with where to get rid of your human waste during a period of emergency when the water and power are cut
off. You will be able to use the toilet as long as you have at least one gallon of water. Anything less than a gallon is iffy at best.
Locate swimming pools in your neighborhood and look for businesses with water sprinkler fire systems. Most fire sprinkler systems have large water
tank that contain 300-500 gallons of water more or less depending on type of system. This type of fire suppression system is seldom a stand alone
system and is also linked directly to the water source. As such, identifying or at least becoming aware of what may exist around your neighborhood
could be a most intelligent item to recon and to record the findings in the event you or your family needs to find water to survive on and or if you
elect to become mobile and begin a cross city venture to some safe zone or different area of safety. If and when such a decision becomes necessary
to locate water, it would be helpful to already know where to go and the specific route concerns of how to get there in the event you have to do so
during darkness or periods of where you do not want to be detected.
Become sensitive to the "Water Heater Tank" fact and you will be just a little bit better off than those that do not. I hope this benefits the many
because I know with certainty that one can survive to live another day if one knows where to find water in such a way. Being able to catch rain and
to know of obscure locations for water is nothing but a survival skill that worked for me.