What Items should you pack in an Emergency Survival Kit?
Water is on the top of the "Emergency Supply Kit" of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) www.ready.gov website. FEMA notes that each person should have at least one gallon of water per day for drinking and sanitation. While they recommend a minimum of 3-days of water storage, this does not account for more serious disasters where water utilities may become completely destroyed, as in the case of hurricanes or tsunamis, which often come with little to no warning. We have all seen the videos of people running to local grocery stores to stock-up on gallons of water, only to find the shelves nearly empty, just hours and even days before a forecasted hurricane was due to hit the coast. It is in moments like these that portable water filters become essential to basic survival needs.
While studies have shown that the human body can continue to live without food for up to three weeks, water is far more critical as the human body is made up of at least 60% water. It is estimated that, especially in stressful situations, the human body cannot survival much longer than 3 or 4 days. Thus, portable water filtration devices should rank at the top of everyone's survival kit and camping resources.
In this section of our website, we examine not only the best portable filtration kits available, but many other supplies that will prove valuable to have in your survival in a disaster situation.
Here's a water collection system that utilizes all rainwater to supply all of the water needs this family has, both growing gardens and supplying drinking water in the house. If you live in a state where it is legal to collect rainwater, this can be a great off-grid solution for your water needs.
Off-Grid Water With Air and Sunlight
How would you like to design an off-grid water system that can run when you do not have access to clean drinking water? Regardless of whether your water is cut-off by an emergency or you are setting this up in a truly-off grid area, this is one way you can provide clean drinking water to your family. This equipment is truly a remarkable way to ensure your family always have the clean drinking water you need to survive.Read more
Every Survival Kit needs a good emergency light. Whether you are hiking, camping or simply enjoying a day in the backwoods, LuminAid solar lanterns can provide emergency lighting, and a backup power source for your cell phone or other small portable devices, if you purchase the upgraded models.Read more
What are solar ovens and how do you use them to prepare simple food recipes for off-grid camping or disasters? Solar ovens are portable devices that are insulated with reflective material designed to harvest the light and heat produced by the sun to bake and cook food. Since solar ovens are powered completely by the sun, their performance is directly related to the quality of the sunlight provided.Read more
In this video, we test the charging performance of the IForway 145wh Solar Powered AC Generator with two different solar panels, the 25w - 18v IForway panel and the 40w - 18v Kingsolar panel. Viewing the solar charging at different lighting conditions beside a window on a cloudy, stormy day, we determined that both of these panel work well for producing back-up power for our 145wh IForwary Solar AC Generator indoors during a storm.Read more
Sports Berkey Bottles are essential equipment to have on had for any off-grid adventure. These filters utilizes ionic adsorption micro filtration technology in order to remove pollutants such as aluminum, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, and other dangerous heavy metals from questionable water sources. It also removes chlorine from municipal water sources.
You can purchase these Sports Berkey Bottles and the Berkey Black Berry Primer used to blows water out of both the Blackberry Berkeys and Sports Berky Filters by going to the the Berkey website at: https://theberkey.com/