Water: Education and Savings!

Water, Water, Water

Water is absolutely essential to life.  You will not survive more than 3 days without water.  Having enough water for your family should be the very first thing you think about when creating an emergency plan for your family.

I’ve been talking about water on the blog a lot the last week or so, and when I found out that THRIVE Life (formerly THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance)) was having a great sale on some water products, I thought it would be great to combine the tips and the sales into a post that would hopefully both educate you on how to store, purify and filter water as well as help you afford to do so!


Articles on Water E-Prep:

3 Basics of Water Storage:

Today, I want to talk about the 3 basics of water storage and then give you some additional resources to make this project seem a little  less overwhelming….READ MORE

7 Ways to Make Water Safe to Drink

Chances are if forced to evacuate, you will come across water sources in one form or another…However, since you will be uncertain of the source or cleanliness of these sources, you will need a way to make them safe to drink.   There are many methods of doing this.  READ MORE

Rotating Your Water Storage

It can be quite a chore to empty a 55 gallon drum!  I’ve been looking for ways to make this a bit  less of the dreaded activity that it has been.  Well, while we were in Utah we had a few family water fights… READ MORE

Water Storage Tips

The human body can survive for weeks without food, but it cannot survive very long without water. The recommended amount of water you should have stored in order to survive a 2 week period if your water supply was cut off is 14 gallons per person….READ MORE

My Favorite Way to Make Water Safe to Drink

FEMA recommends storing 1 gallon per person per day for a minimum of 3 days.  This is enough water to drink / sustain life with just a little left over to clean wounds and prepare just a bit of food.   How long would you want to live like that?  What if your water supply was cut off for more than a week or two?  Or what if you have access to water, just not safe water? … READ MORE

Storing Water in Limited Space

Everyone knows that water is essential to survival, but remembering to store and stockpile water can be difficult when you are busy and living in cramped quarters. The following tips have helped me to maximize my water storage without sacrificing the appearance of my apartment….READ MORE

Adding Water to your 72 hour kit / Bug out Bag

Water is essential to your emergency plan and survival kit.  But there is one problem: water is heavy! At a minimum, it is recommended that you have at least 1 gallon of water per person per day.  That would equate to 3 gallons of water per person, or 23 regular size (16.9 oz) water bottles in a 72 hour kit.  3 gallons of water weighs 25 pounds! … READ MORE

Please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email if you have any questions about water storage!  I’m happy to help!

Save On Water Supplies:

All of the specials listed below are technically “unadvertised” meaning that THRIVE Life (formerly THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance)) will not sell them on their website.

If you want to purchase them, you must have an independent consultant order them for you.

Well, I am an independent THIRVE Life consultant!  (lucky you!)  So if you’d like me to order any of the following for you, please use

this site.

If you have questions about any of the specials, just email me!



Oh, and ps…these are only available through June 3rd or while supplies last!

28 oz Seychelle Bottle 4-Pack: $70.99water bottle

Each bottle produces up to 100 gallons of great-tasting water.  They remove up to 99.99% of bacteria, virus, contaminants and pollutants found in drinking water.  Retail price is $31.99 per bottle.  Savings: 45%!


55 Gallon Water Kit: $107.80water pump

Package includes a 55 gallon food grade barrel, a Seychelle advanced filter pump (adjustable water barrelfrom 14-37 inches), 2 extra advanced filters, and bung wrench. Retail price is $160.95. Savings: 33%!


H20 Reserve 20 pkg: $136.99water box

These are stackable and great for small spaces!  Each heavy-duty Mylar bag holds five gallons of water and comes with a built-in easy pouring water pump2spout.  Package also includes 2 standard 100 gallon carbon filters and a pump that filters fit inside of.  Retail price is $214.77. Savings: 36%!

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