SURVIVAL TIPS: What Will You Do When the Water Runs Out?



We all learned back in school that water is the building block of life.

Without water, a person can only live three days without water — even more if it's especially hot or they are exerting themselves.

Clean, drinkable water is absolutely essential. When it comes to survival, there's practically nothing more important.

SURVIVAL TIPS: What Will You Do When the Water Runs Out?

Since it is so important, water is one of our favorite topics at Survival Life. Here are a few of our favorite and most popular articles full of survival tips pertaining to water.

How to Survive Without Running Water


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.

Gaye Levy from Backdoor Survival has some tips on how to cope when you don’t have running water.

Hydration Backpack Review | The Geigerrig Water Bladder


The Geigerrig is a hydration backpack with some pretty unique features that set it apart from the rest of its class.

First of all, its “engine” (aka the hydration bladder) has an attached, hand operated valve which allows you to  pressurizes the pack, allowing the water to spray from the bladder.

SODIS: Modern Water Purification System

Water purification is a very handy skill to have in your back pocket. Tap water is not always safe to drink at home, which is evident in many places near oil drills where toxins are being dumped into the water supply. Water you find in the wilderness is also potentially unsafe with disease-causing pathogens. This element is so vital to our survival, regardless of our situation, which means clean water is a must.

Emergency Water Part 1: Acquisition

When it comes to planning for a disruptive event, nothing tops the quest for a source of good clean drinking water.  Water, followed by food, is the top priority for 99.9% of all new preppers and even the seasoned pros still seek knowledge relative to keeping themselves both hydrated and fed.

Emergency Water Part 2: Purification


While sourcing water, and especially an adequate supply of water, is a challenge, making such water safe to drink is a whole other matter.  There is much confusion relative to the best method to use to purify water.

Finding Water When Lost in the Wilderness


It can be seen everywhere. From survival books to TV shows like Man vs Wild and of course the internet. Humans can live without food for about three weeks but we cannot live longer than three days without water. IN SHTF situations, the chances are high that you will find yourself bugging out and running for the mountains.

Tricks to Hide Your Water Storage


In any EOTW scenario, water is always on the list of your needs for survival. We all know how important water is. Nowhere is this more obvious than in our everyday lives. It is part of the food we eat, it is what we always drink and we use it to wash the dishes, our clothes and even our bodies. Most of all, drinking water keeps us alive. Without it, we would die in just a few days. For these reasons, it’s important to have a water storage plan so that you can save up extra water in case SHTF.

Want more tips? Check out these great articles on our site:

Getting and Storing Water

How to Survive Without Running Water

Finding Water When Lost in the Wilderness

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