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Clean drinking water is a critical resource in an emergency.  Three days without clean drinking water then nothing else will be needed.

Rain water storage for human consumption requires blocking sunlight from the water to prevent algae growth.

Water for a survival garden can have algae.  Green water is fine for the garden.

Use a water filter to clean drinking water as it is used.  Filters remove bird poop, bacteria and more.

There is a treasure chest of information about collecting and storing rain water on Youtube.

 

A simple way to collect rain water is to divert a gutter downspout into a tub. This 150 gallon tub is designed to withstand freezing weather and ice. The tub can be filled from half of my small roof with only 3/4 inch of rain.

Plan ahead or it will be too late. How far must you travel to collect water? Do you have suitable containers? Filters?

Clean drinking water is a critical resource in an emergency. Three days without clean drinking water then nothing else will be needed.

Rain water storage for human consumption requires blocking sunlight from the water to prevent algae growth and filtration.

Water for a survival garden can have algae. Green water is fine for the garden.

How to Make a Bailer Bucket

Improvised PVC Well Bucket

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Use a water filter to clean rain water for drinking and cooking. The Berkey and other quality filters remove bird poop, bacteria and more.

There is a treasure chest of information about collecting and storing rain water on Youtube. 5 gallon buckets of water will not survive a freeze.