posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 09:17 PM
I'm a pretty prepared person in general - grew up in earthquake country :-)
I'm now living out in the woods on a farm, raise chickens (fresh eggs) and fiber sheep (learning to shear, spin, knit). Can heat the house with wood,
have a river nearby for fish, garden and put up food, part of a rural community, etc.
If the SHTF, I feel like I'm in a good place. Just going to hunker down and get through it. I hope.
The one thing I keep getting hung up on though is water. We have a well on the property, but it's pumped up with electricity. When the power goes out
(big thunderstorms and the like), we have stashes of water to get by (I need extra to keep my animals, too), but....
For all my preparedness, I haven't figured out water!
I could use river water if needed - for now it's not polluted - but I wouldn't know how to start.
Do I have to boil it? For how long? What about in the winter - can I just warm up snow for water? Should I have a filter? I'm guessing its not a