Where to find water in a Post SHTF world.

Hello my friend and welcome back!  In today’s post, we are going to look at where to find water, in a post SHTF world.  You might be surprised at some of the places you can find it.  Grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.

In case you don’t know it, water is the most important item you need to have with you at all times.  Without water you will die in three days and not a pleasant death either, I have to say.  You need to know where to look and how to find it, if you are to have any hope of surviving, in a post SHTF world.

While most of us know the obvious places to look, there are actually quite a few places where most people won’t think to look.  Knowing these places and how to get to them is a must for any Prepper.  Yes, I know that you probably have a lot of water stored in your preps, but what if you get separated away from your preps?  If the water has been off more than a couple of days, then most people have headed for the closest lake or river to try to survive.  It is also just where the Gangs and thieves will go to find you.

You need to be able to find water, whether you are in the city, the suburbs or the country.  Knowing where to look while avoiding others is the key.  So what are some of the places where you might find water in the city or the suburbs?  Swimming pools and fountains for starters!  Most people think if it doesn’t come out of a spout they can’t drink it.  Of course, when they get really thirsty, they will start looking at ditches and completely overlook the obvious.

Because many people will die from violence long before the diseases show up, there should be plenty of empty houses around to choose from.  If they have a swimming pool, then you are good, all you need to do is boil the water to sterilize it, before you drink it.   Carrying a good high quality water filter with you can make it easier, to make it drinkable.  Just don’t drink from any unknown water sources, without being sure it is safe first.  Just because it looks clean doesn’t mean that it is.

Another good place to look is hot water heaters.  The way most are designed, the water going into the faucets come from the top of the water heater, not from the bottom.    This means that even though there is no water pressure, it should still contain water.  Using a clean five gallon bucket or other clean container, and a small piece of water hose, connect the piece of hose to the water valve on the bottom of the hot water tank.   Slowly open the valve to let the water out.  If you open it too fast, the water may slosh out of the bucket of container causing you to lose valuable water.

The water heater trick is one that about ninety percent of the people will never think of.  It is one of the things that can make the difference between living and dying of thirst.  Another trick is to try to find can goods with a lot of water in them.  Think of things like canned fruit for example.  These are also a great way to get the vitamins you will need to keep you going.

If you are out in the forest, look for downhill areas that have a lot of standing trees.  This is usually a sign of water close by.  Look for animal trails and follow them to see if they lead to water.  Animals, just like us need water too and a well-worn trail is a sure sign that at least one end of it will have water.

Well that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post.  Until next time, stay safe, stay strong, and stay prepared.  God Save America!

-The Sargent-

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