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What Do I Need to Know about emergency water?

Another essential you will need to have prepared for an emergency situation is clean drinking water and clean water for hygienic purposes.

There are a few different ways to go about preparing you and your family for water necessities. Fresh water storage in the home is a great way to be prepared. At VIP Solutions, it’s our job to look at every possible situation from every angle. If a large scale emergency happens, people will likely be desperate, as we are currently seeing in Venezuela. So, if you’re the kind of family who wants to make their home their safe house, having water inside is a necessity.

If you have a well at home, a simple filter will do for drinking water. Depending on how long you want to stay prepared for, the combination of a well and indoor water storage usually puts most family’s mind’s at ease. Something we learned along our emergency and sustainability education was how important it is to have clean bathing water. Maybe unwanted germs can find their way to your body and stay there. Clean water to bathe with is an essential for remaining healthy during an emergency.

What are easy ways to get clean water during an emergency?

Whether it is a large scale emergency or a camping trip Up North, to protect our families, we have to know how we can obtain safe drinking water. Part of having a well thought out emergency plan is knowing what you would do even without access to your emergency water supply. Knowing where to obtain water and having a procedure in place to boil it is always a great way to ensure bathing and drinking water.

There are several types of filtration systems and chemical purifiers that are on the market today, but are they really the safest? At VIP Solutions, we haven’t tried them all, but we do know for sure which one works every time; Boiling the water. For thousands of year humans have lit a fire and set water in a pan to clean it. So, if you are looking for a good way to clean water without a filter of chemical additive, boiling is the way to go.

But before you go about filtering your water, you have to have water first! Knowing where to obtain water in an emergency situation is as important as being able to purify the water. At VIP Solutions we like for our community members to have a Plan B, even when they are already outfitted for an emergency.

Some of the best place to look for water is a clean spring or stream. Sitting water is more likely to have a nasty disease in it that might not die with simple purification. If you can’t find running water, a river or pond is the next best option. If you are in Michigan during a cold winter, just shovel some snow into a hot cooking pot and heat it up. If you and your family are thirsty and have no water access, search at the bottom of a hill or valley. Water will often collect in small pools in crevices of the Earth. IF you are having trouble finding water, continue to look for lower ground.

After you know where to obtain your emergency water and you want to boil it, make sure to boil for at least one minute. If you can only obtain muddy water or swamp water, try filtering it through a cloth or panty hose to rid it of earth remnants.

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What Do I Need to Know about emergency water?

Another essential you will need to have prepared for an emergency situation is clean drinking water and clean water for hygienic purposes.

There are a few different ways to go about preparing you and your family for water necessities. Fresh water storage in the home is a great way to be prepared. At VIP Solutions, it’s our job to look at every possible situation from every angle. If a large scale emergency happens, people will likely be desperate, as we are currently seeing in Venezuela. So, if you’re the kind of family who wants to make their home their safe house, having water inside is a necessity.

If you have a well at home, a simple filter will do for drinking water. Depending on how long you want to stay prepared for, the combination of a well and indoor water storage usually puts most family’s mind’s at ease. Something we learned along our emergency and sustainability education was how important it is to have clean bathing water. Maybe unwanted germs can find their way to your body and stay there. Clean water to bathe with is an essential for remaining healthy during an emergency.

What are easy ways to get clean water during an emergency?

Whether it is a large scale emergency or a camping trip Up North, to protect our families, we have to know how we can obtain safe drinking water. Part of having a well thought out emergency plan is knowing what you would do even without access to your emergency water supply. Knowing where to obtain water and having a procedure in place to boil it is always a great way to ensure bathing and drinking water.

There are several types of filtration systems and chemical purifiers that are on the market today, but are they really the safest? At VIP Solutions, we haven’t tried them all, but we do know for sure which one works every time; Boiling the water. For thousands of year humans have lit a fire and set water in a pan to clean it. So, if you are looking for a good way to clean water without a filter of chemical additive, boiling is the way to go.

But before you go about filtering your water, you have to have water first! Knowing where to obtain water in an emergency situation is as important as being able to purify the water. At VIP Solutions we like for our community members to have a Plan B, even when they are already outfitted for an emergency.

Some of the best place to look for water is a clean spring or stream. Sitting water is more likely to have a nasty disease in it that might not die with simple purification. If you can’t find running water, a river or pond is the next best option. If you are in Michigan during a cold winter, just shovel some snow into a hot cooking pot and heat it up. If you and your family are thirsty and have no water access, search at the bottom of a hill or valley. Water will often collect in small pools in crevices of the Earth. IF you are having trouble finding water, continue to look for lower ground.

After you know where to obtain your emergency water and you want to boil it, make sure to boil for at least one minute. If you can only obtain muddy water or swamp water, try filtering it through a cloth or panty hose to rid it of earth remnants.