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Establishing Household Water Security

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for Home, Lifestyle and Family ... 

Your Family is the most important thing in your life, right?

But what if you couldn't help your family when they needed you the most?

Sure, life gets busy, finances get tight and if there was an emergency you could always rely on emergency services to help you, right?

Well what if they were busy helping everyone else...?

What if they couldn't get to you in time?

You need to learn HOW TO HELP YOURSELF!

And you can do that here.....


The Big River site offers a comprehensive library of reference articles and information about planning and preparing for an emergency or disaster...

We share articles such as news, stories,  information, practical ideas, projects & how-to's ... as well as emergency references & links and product reviews to help you become more informed and better prepared.

Our aim is to inspire, motivate and educate you about the importance of being prepared and how you can do this in simple ways at home by yourself by offering you options, alternatives, solutions and ideas ....  

So, whether you are preparing to protect yourself or your family from a Natural or Man-made Disaster, Financial Hardship or Civil Unrest or perhaps just wanting to set-up and prepare your home to be a little bit more self-reliant – the team here at BIG RIVER TRADING CO. can help you.

Please take the time to explore the site it is full of great information ... see also our popular 'Prepper Pages' for the more serious minded ...

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How To Purify Water You Didn’t Think You Could Drink

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On a fundamental, biological level, water is the most critical, ingestible resource for survival of most any organism, including humans.

Posted in Establishing Household Water Security, Outdoors & Survival, Preppers News & Stories, Alternative Water Supply, Outdoors - Traveling, Camping & Survival


Ways to Eliminate Water Related Illness









Did you know that you can purify water with an empty bottle and sunlight, or with sand and a bucket, or by simply storing it for three days?

Most people don’t ...

Do you know how to make soap out of ashes and fat or any vegetable oil and that by washing your hands you can eliminate 50% of your diarrhea problem?

Do you know how to make an effective, dignified latrine out of adobe or tree branches?

Most people don’t yet these are the keys to eliminating 80% of the water related illness for billions of people.

Posted in Establishing Household Water Security, Emergency Supplies - Water


How to Survive Without Running Water

running water, survive without running water, survival tips, emergency preparedness

Getting caught without running water — due to a freeze, busted pipe or some other unforeseen emergency — is no laughing matter. It can be devastating and, if it lasts long enough, deadly.

Written by Gaye Levy, Posted in Establishing Household Water Security, Emergency Supplies - Water


How To Find A Back-Up Water Source (That Doesn’t Require Electricity)

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Having a back-up water source — or a water source that does not cost you money — is a great way to ensure that you have water for every situation. In times of disaster, you may lose water from your county or city. Or, if you have a well, a power outage can quickly cause you not to have any water.

Posted in Establishing Household Water Security, Emergency Supplies - Water


After a Disaster or Emergency - Septic and Wastewater Concerns

Septic Systems

A well-maintained and constructed septic system will better withstand the stresses of heavy rains or flooding. Regular inspection is necessary to ensure proper functioning.

Posted in Establishing Household Water Security, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Emergency Supplies - Personal Hygiene & Sanitation