We have had some water issues here on our rented ranch home this past week. There are water lines for the horses that get chewed through by voles at times (life in the country) but yesterday the well pump just went “poof”. There was no water for the entire ranch including the horses.
Of course as luck would have it the way the pump has to come out requires a larger truck than they had on hand, so we won’t have a new one until Monday at the earliest. Thankfully my wife and I stay prepared for this type of scenario. Here are a few things we always keep on hand.
- Keep water on hand at all times! We use cat litter jugs (washed out) to keep toilet and cleaning water on hand. We also keep 10 gallons of drinking water on hand at all times.
- Water Filtration. We have a Big Berkey water system but we also have the straws and water filter bottles on hand for bugging out. The straws and water bottles are the most cost effective way to filter water if you can’t afford a Big Berkey. You may still have to boil your water first depending on what scenario you’re dealing with. Below is a picture of what the Life straw water bottles looks like.
- Back up Plan. We have a back up plan to deal with this very situation and it’s working well. One thing we’ve done is to know where else we could get water if our backup plan failed. We’re near a lot of RV campgrounds and RV fill stations and we have several we could go to if necessary.
This is a short list and covers the very basics but having that water on hand was critical to not being panicked but rather ready to handle the situation. If I were you I’d start preparing NOW for a no running water scenario. You’ll have to adapt your strategy for your own living situation. I’m in the country so if I lived in the city I’d have to make a different plan.
Here is one blog post that teaches you how to clean without running water as sanitation is still going to be critical to maintain your health. You can dig into that article by clicking HERE.
Here is another blog post about surviving a no water scenario and general prepping tips for the city/urban dwelling. Read that one by clicking HERE.
There you go I hope this gives you guys some value and helpful tips. The world is shaking everyday and you could be facing a grid down/ no running water scenario at any time. Like I always say we need to stay prayed up and prepped up. This covers the prepped up side. God bless and stay ready!
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