Category Archive: Water

Apr 10

Stand Alone Rainwater Collector DIY Project

Stand Alone Rainwater Collector DIY Project This stand alone rainwater collector DIY project is an excellent way to gather rainwater for water storage.   Rainwater can be used to water a garden, off grid water source or even emergency household water though it will have to be boiled for safe use.

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Mar 26

How to Build a Rain Barrel – Harvest the Sky DIY Project

How to Build a Rain Barrel – Harvest the Sky DIY Project This step by step detailed instructions of how to build a rain barrel with input hose attachment and a water release spout. Check your local laws about collecting rainwater…. 80% of states have no problem with you collecting rainwater if you do it …

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Mar 23

DIY Passive Solar Water Heater

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Learn how to make a diy passive solar water heater out of two 55 gallon drums. The heater is similar to the one pictured which used an old water heater. This build uses gravity to fill the heater with cold water and the sun to heat the water to 150 degrees. See all the instructions …

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Mar 05

Earthen Solar Cookers That Provide Boiling Water

Earthen Solar Cooker For Water Purification

Earthen solar cookers that provide boiling water are mostly being used in poor and developing nations but could be a life save in a shtf scenario. Basically a hole is dug then lined with reflective scrap like broken mirrors and such which reflect the sunlight to the bottom of the hole where you can put …

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Feb 18

DIY Old Washing Machine Generator

Washing machine generator

Step by step video to show you how to diy old washing machine generator. If you are anywhere near flowing water you can build this generator from an old washimg machine and generate power to  store in your battery bank. Then the power can be used to power a frezer,pc,lights, toaster among other things. This …

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Feb 02

Off The Grid Rainwater Catchment System

Here is one approach (method) of an off the grid  rainwater catchment system and underground storage to supply an off the grid cabin with water. By burying it underground the earth will warm it enough to avoid freezing. System size needs to be determined by square footage of roof catchment area, annual rainfall & water …

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Jan 31

Drilling a Water Well on Your Land: What You Should Know

Whether you already own a homestead or are dreaming of owning a homestead and are planning on drilling a water well there are some things you should know and understand before starting the project. Having a water source on your own property with quality drinking water as a primary or secondary water supply system is …

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