How to Distill Water

How to Distill Water

To distill water using items likely to be found in your kitchen, follow these instructions: Step 1: Fill a large (1 – 5 gallon) stainless steel pot half way with water Step 2: Place an oven safe glass bowl inside so that it floats (don’t let it touch the bottom).  If necessary, place the bowl…

Emergency Water Purification: Don’t Face Empty Shelves!

Emergency Water Purification: Don’t Face Empty Shelves!

Are You Prepared for an Emergency? With all that is going on in the world today, it is important to be prepared for any emergency.  The recent hurricanes and subsequent flooding in Florida and Haiti are a good example.  We can’t always rely on the government to save us every time there is a disaster, natural…

Potential Threat to Drinking Water Supply!

Potential Threat to Drinking Water Supply!

This weekend it was reported from Kosovo, which lies between Serbia and Albania,  that the authorities cut off the water supply in the capital Pristina after five people were arrested on terrorism charges.  They were “acting suspiciously” near the reservoir which supplies water to half of Pristina’s population of 200,000. (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/kosovo-arrests-terror-suspects-alleged-water-plot-32383673) There is a possible…

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

When I was a young boy I was a member of the Boy Scouts.  This is a wonderful organization which taught young boys so many basic skills.   The Boy Scouts had a motto:  “Be Prepared”. These two words have so much meaning across life when you think about it. Apply these to your life and…

If the local authorities said you couldn't use your tap water, would you be prepared?

If the local authorities said you couldn't use your tap water, would you be prepared?

Water Contamination.  It can happen any time anywhere.  The latest example showed up in the news just last week. Over 300,000 residents in Western Virginia were  warned not turn on their taps.  They were advised not to take showers, brush their teeth, or even do laundry.  Why?  Because Thursday, Jan. 9 there was a toxic…

Water scarcity raises concerns!

A new study by the U.S. Geological Society says an estimated 20 per cent loss of snow cover across the Rocky Mountains will impact millions of people who rely on the Rockies for their water.The study, released earlier this month, indicates the northern Rocky Mountains experienced large snow packs until the 1980's.But in the last…