Preparedness Articles

Fix an Old Well with a New Deep Well Hand Pump

Fix an Old Well with a New Deep Well Hand Pump

50-Year Old Well Renovation With a New Pump System Needless to say as a resident of NYC with access to city water, I have no absolute need of a water well. But considering the well was there, its seemed wasteful not to make use of it. Not to mention that it could...

Step-by-step Guide to Decontaminating Your Water Well

Step-by-step Guide to Decontaminating Your Water Well

How to Shock your Water Well — When Your Water Smells Bad or Tests Show Contamination A Comprehensive Guide The image above shows Cryptosporidium, one of many possible contaminants of well water. This is a step-by-step procedure for disinfecting your water well and...

Do You Need to Disinfect Your Well?

Do You Need to Disinfect Your Well?

This article uses information from a Fact Sheet provided by the Minnesota Department of Health. Test to See If You Need to Disinfect Your Well? Contaminated drinking water may contain harmful bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms that can make you sick....

Risks to Our Water Supply

EXPERTS ARE SAYING RISKS TO OUR WATER SUPPLIES ARE GOING UP. Things are NOT staying the same. People generally work with the assumption that statistically speaking, the future looks like the past. It can apply to any prediction about the future. This concept is called...

Power Grid Reliability

U.S. Power Grid Gets Less ReliableIs the Grid Really Unreliable? (This article was written in 2011. You may find some details that have changed over time. The basic idea still remains the same... the grid is a mess.) Those concerned with preparedness don’t want to...