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Harvesting H2o: A prepper's guide to the collection, treatment, and storage of drinking water while living off the grid.

Harvesting H2o: A prepper's guide to the collection, treatment, and storage of drinking water while living off the grid. [Kindle Edition]

Nicholas Hyde
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How to find, purify, filter, and store clean drinking water is of primary importance to preppers and off-grid homesteaders. Water is the element that sustains all life, but most of the earth’s surface water is unsafe for human consumption. Nicholas Hyde’s latest work may well become the most important reference book in your survival kit.

Learn how to drill your own well using hand tools, how to properly harvest rainwater, how to find water in the wild, and what to do with your infinitely renewable water supply once you have established it. Topics covered include:

• The Dangers of Drinking Wild Water

• Purifying Water at Home

• Building Your Own Water Filter

• Home Distillation

• Land-Based Marine Water Makers

• Drilling Your Own Well

• Collecting Rainwater

• Other Sources of Water in the Wild

• Practical Water Storage Solutions

• Other Interesting Water Gadgets

The information in this 16,900 word e-book is timeless, professionally edited, and specially formatted for all Kindle devices. Download Harvesting H2o today and take the single most important step towards sustainable living.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 191 KB
  • Print Length: 109 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: (11 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AMX1A7M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #147,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 10 July 2014
By jubba
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excellent book with a wealth of knowledge
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This book is clearly written, provides in-depth information regarding methods of how to collect, treat and store H20. This book could truly be a life saver!. Reasonable price, well presented with diagrams.
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Don't let the reference to Bear Grylls in the Introduction put you off, this book has lots of information and covers various aspects of finding, filtering, purifying and storing water. I have to admit I skipped through most of the bits about drilling and wells as I'm not likely to be in the position to ever be able to drill a well. I'm sure this was the book that made me laugh with a comment about the big BG (although I can't find it now!), which echoed my own thoughts about his attitude to harvesting water!

So basically, although not a huge book, there is lots of information and I would especially suggest it to anyone who is interested in living off-grid, or with land and a yearning to save water costs...
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for preppers 2 Jun 2013
By hjd
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a must for preppers and anyone who may need water in an emergency. very imformative and literally a lifesaver. recomended read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Broad overview 25 July 2013
By KMD - Published on
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I agree with this review:

This is a decent overview of water husbandry. Everything you need to know is not here. If you want a place to start, this is a good overview. Several different methods of obtaining clean water are described and give you a good foundation for further research.

It gave me some new ideas on water drilling methods and water purification/collection. This is not a book to start using after the power grid gets shut down for who knows how long. Once you get your own place(hopefully it already has some sort of water source) I would build a wide shallow well for bucket collection if need be and maybe even use the one method of driving the pipe in the ground with a sledge hammer for another back up. If you have a deep water well or are having one installed, look up the well pump that is used all across Africa. It hooks up to just about any power source and doesn't burn out. Once you get it then hook it up to solar. Rainwater collection is a no brainer. Buy some of those big 12-1500 gallon tanks from TS or Atwoods. With all these methods, you will be prepared. Start with the cheapest most practical method for your situation...deep water wells are thousands and so is that pump.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and well worth reading even if your not big on physical sciences! 17 Dec 2012
By Hugo Munoz - Published on
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Nicholas Hyde's Harvesting H20: A Prepper's Guide to the Collection, Treatment, and Storage of Drinking Water While Living Off the Grid is informative and thorough. It is fluid, articulate and thus easy to follow along. It does a good job in explaining the depleting water resource and the need for creativity in making due with the current resource.

Quite frankly, I didn't know that we could filter ocean water so as to make it potable. I especially appreciate the information regarding the portable marine water maker. I am fascinated by the fact that only 10% of filtered ocean water is drinkable. While I don't know very much about ocean water purification theories, I find it hard to believe that portable marine water makers could possibly lead to the decay of the ocean's ecosystem. Read it for yourself! It's a great read especially if you are inclined in the physical sciences.

For those of us who are more inclined in the Humanities, it gets a little tricky at time to navigate the book but it's well worth it nonetheless!
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Off The Grid Survival Methods! 13 Dec 2012
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I really, really enjoyed this book. I often think that years ago no one ran around with all this bottled water. People drank from a water fountain when they were thirsty.

I really liked all the different options discussed on various sources of water and how to contain/store the water and also on how to purify it for drinking or if you only need the water for irrigation.

The book explains basically how to survive off the grid with regard to water. Where to get water, how to filter it for drinking, methods to get water and where/how to store the water. The book covers practically everything so that if you were in a situation where you needed to survive and purify your own water, you could with natural elements.

Truly a great read especially if you are like me - reduce, reuse and recycle!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas for water collection, treatment and storage, a prepper must! 25 Jun 2013
By T. R. Patton - Published on
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This was a very informative book. As I currently live in the countryside and potable water is difficult at times to come by, this was a great book to buy and keep as a reference tool. Most of the info. was not new to me, but the ideas to D.I.Y. were. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to have an abundant source of quality water for their home.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars needs pictures 4 Jan 2014
By Chinh Nguyen - Published on
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Good info. It would be a lot better with pictures. As it is, no pictures or diagrams. Otherwise, it's a good book.
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