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How To Reuse Water In A Crisis (And Everyday Life)

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Most preppers don’t even think about how to reuse water in a crisis. Which makes sense, because the average person doesn’t think about how to reuse water in everyday life, either.

I know this to be true because the average American wastes about 120 gallons of water every single day. This is done through things like taking long showers, washing dishes and produce, dumping out extra water in a water bottle,, and throwing out melted ice from the cooler at a party (just to name a few).

Now wasting water might not seem like a big deal. However, when you consider the fact that over 3.5 million people across the world are dying from lack of water, the reality sinks in. Something has to change.

Plus, just think about it from a survival perspective. Sure, you’ll need a way to purify water in a survival situation. But what about transporting it? What if the only source of water is miles away from your camp? Or what if you need to carry water to a friend in need, who’s in a different location?

In Africa, and other places without clean water close by, they’re forced to march miles with buckets on their heads to get water from one place to another. Could you do that? Would you want to do that? It’s doubtful.

Water is a very precious resource. And, like anything else, you’re going to want to save every single precious drop of that water you have left when SHTF. You’re going to want to hold onto it, and use it for things that are really important (rather than just wasting it, like the average American does).

Not to mention, if you’re bugging in, reusing water is an excellent way to save money on your water bill.

This is one issue that hardly anyone talks about in the prepping community. And yet it’s a very real one to consider.

Luckily, there’s a few solutions that’ll help take away that problem altogether. So pay attention, because you’re about to learn the very valuable lesson of…

How To Reuse Water In A Crisis (And Everyday Life)

In a survival situation, you’re going to want to avoid traveling back and forth for water whenever possible. That’s why some of the best solutions come from using the water already available to you. For example, you can use…

Rain Catchment

If you’re bugging in during a crisis, rain catchment systems can really be a lifesaver. Essentially, this system connects the gutters on the outside of your home to a large water tank. This is a great way to collect water, since it reuses the rainwater given to you and collects it, rather than wasting the water runoff (like normal). These is an efficient way to make use of the rain, no matter how much or little you get.

Install A Greywater System In The Home

Another effective way preppers can reuse water is to install a greywater system inside their home. According to Grey Water Action:

Greywater is gently used water from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines. It is not water that has come into contact with feces, either from the toilet or from washing diapers.

Greywater may contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair, and certain household cleaning products. While greywater may look “dirty,” it is a safe and even beneficial source of irrigation water in a yard. Keep in mind that if greywater is released into rivers, lakes, or estuaries, its nutrients become pollutants, but to plants, they are valuable fertilizer. Aside from the obvious benefits of saving water (and money on your water bill), reusing your greywater keeps it out of the sewer or septic system, thereby reducing the chance that it will pollute local water bodies. Reusing greywater for irrigation reconnects urban residents and our backyard gardens to the natural water cycle.

The easiest way to use greywater is to pipe it directly outside and use it to water ornamental plants or fruit trees. Greywater can also be used to irrigate vegetable plants as long as it doesn’t touch edible parts of the plants. In any greywater system, it is essential to use “plant friendly” products, those without salts, boron, or chlorine bleach. The build-up of salts and boron in the soil can damage plants. While you’re at it, watch out for your own health: “natural” body products often contain substances toxic to humans.

**Our Personal Favorite: Use A Somburro*

All of the above ideas are great, and can be very beneficial for saving and reusing water. However, they both involve installing a somewhat complex system, which may cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Isn’t there an easier way to do your part and reuse the water you have without practically adding an extra addition onto the house?

Thankfully, the answer is a big fat YES. Our friends just started their own company, and when we heard about their product we wanted to tell the world. Their product: Somburro – a packable, portable, easy to use water system that allows you to reuse water anywhere you are, both in the home and out.

So how does it work? Watch the video to find out.


Isn’t that awesome? With just one Somburro, we can each do our part by reusing a minimum of one gallon of water per day. That’s a lot of water!

Uses For A Somburro

One of the best parts about this product is that it’s only $49 per bucket. That’s a small price to pay when you consider all the lifesaving circumstances you can use it for in a survival situation. For example, you can use a Somburro for:

  • Watering your crops on the farm
  • Watering the plants in your survival garden. After all, no plants = no food!
  • Cleaning camping gear after cooking
  • Reusing water from a nearby stream to give yourself a relaxing shower (plus watering the surrounding plants while you’re at it)
  • Using the container as a cooler, and then reusing the ice water later
  • Collecting rain water for drinking or cooking
  • Catching the water runoff coming off trees, leaves, and plants
  • Storing purified water, and then having a lightweight, compact and closed container to transport it in
  • Countless other uses!

Whether you’re at home or on the trail, Somburro is the clear choice for an easy, affordable solution.

But There’s Just One Problem…

Our friends at Somburro are just getting their business off the ground. And they have only 38 days to meet their $5,000 goal in order to adequately fund their efforts and get this project off the ground. Otherwise, they may have to call it quits.

Won’t you help them get this amazing business off the ground?

Please do this company (and yourself) a favor by supporting this amazing cause. Simply click “Back This Project” at the top of the Somburro’s website. From there, you can donate to the company, purchase a few Somburros for yourself and your family/friends, and even get some cool rewards.

Plus, you’ll feel even better about your contribution, since 2% of the company’s profits go directly to Organic Farms in need.

Thanks for supporting our friends at Somburro! When we all do our part, we can help save our most precious resource, and use it in the best way possible!


Biden’s Reckless Election Stunt: Draining Strategic Reserves to Lower Gas Prices


In a desperate and ill-advised move, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy, ostensibly to lower prices at the pump this summer. This blatant attempt to manipulate gas prices ahead of the election underscores the administration’s willingness to jeopardize national security for political gain.

The gasoline will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine in increments of 100,000 barrels, creating a competitive bidding process to ensure it reaches local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday. The Energy Department claims this will help “lower costs for American families and consumers,” but the real intention is clear: to curry favor with voters by artificially lowering gas prices.

The release follows a congressional mandate to sell off the 10-year-old Northeast reserve and close it. This reserve, established under President Obama, has never been used and costs about $19 million a year to maintain. Its sale, which provides only minimal relief during a severe shortage, highlights the administration’s short-sightedness and disregard for strategic planning.

Gasoline prices average about $3.60 per gallon nationwide, up 6 cents from a year ago, according to AAA. Tapping into the gasoline reserves is one of the few actions a president can take to control inflation, a major election year liability for the party in power.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “laser-focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families.” However, this short-term solution ignores the primary purpose of strategic reserves: to provide emergency relief in times of severe national crises, not to manipulate market prices for political benefit.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted this release as part of Biden’s efforts to lower gas and energy costs, including historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and investments in clean energy. Yet, Biden’s previous decision to drain the SPR in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, already pushed the stockpile to perilously low levels not seen since the 1980s. This reckless depletion of a critical national security asset for short-term political gain drew sharp criticism from Republicans.

Despite attempts to refill the SPR, it still stands at over 367 million barrels, significantly lower than pre-Russia-Ukraine war levels. This makes the U.S. vulnerable in the event of a true energy emergency, as the SPR is intended to be the nation’s emergency oil supply, not a tool for electioneering.

The release of the 42-million-gallon Northeast reserve, which must be transferred or delivered by June 30, is a misguided strategy that offers minimal impact on gasoline prices nationally. As analyst Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy points out, the reserve amounts to just 2.7 hours of total U.S. gasoline consumption, providing negligible relief.

This ill-conceived plan not only undermines the strategic purpose of the reserve but also sets a dangerous precedent of using emergency resources for political maneuvering. Biden’s actions highlight a disturbing trend of prioritizing political optics over national security and long-term stability.



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Biden Authorized “Deadly Force” In Mar-a-Lago Raid


In an alarming display of federal overreach and political maneuvering, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to have his main political rival, Donald Trump, and his family killed as part of a dramatic publicity stunt.

On Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a series of motions related to Jack Smith’s controversial classified documents case against Trump. Among the shocking revelations was the fact that Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

This brazen action by armed FBI agents, ready to confront Trump, demonstrates the extreme lengths to which Biden’s administration is willing to go. The filing stated: “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.” Furthermore, it added, “Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

A chilling screenshot of the deadly force instructions outlined the conditions under which DOJ law enforcement officers could use deadly force: only when necessary, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.

This unprecedented move comes after Biden paved the way for his Justice Department to arrest his political opponent by retroactively revoking Trump’s executive privilege. This revocation facilitated the subpoenaing of Trump, which in turn allowed the Justice Department to charge him with federal crimes.

Following the subpoena, federal agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago, retrieving documents and instructing the former president to add an extra lock to his storage locker. However, two months later, the FBI conducted a full-scale raid on Mar-a-Lago, ransacking Trump’s belongings without allowing his lawyers to be present.

The situation escalated when, in November 2022, Jack Smith was appointed special counsel to investigate the documents at Trump’s Florida residence. By June 2023, Trump faced an indictment on 37 counts related to Smith’s classified documents case, including charges of willful retention, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and making false statements.

This entire episode underscores the alarming extent of Biden’s politicization of the Justice Department and the dangerous precedent it sets for using federal power to target political opponents.


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OUTRAGEOUS: Biden Offers Condolences to Dead Iranian President


In a move that defies common sense and American values, the Biden State Department issued an official message of condolences on Monday after learning of the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. Raisi, notorious for leading “Death to America” chants and demonizing the U.S. at every turn, has been a symbol of Iran’s relentless hostility towards our nation.

Raisi’s deep-seated hatred for the United States is well-documented. Just this past February, during a rally where American and Israeli flags were burned in a grotesque spectacle, Raisi vehemently criticized the U.S. for supporting what he deceitfully labeled as “the Zionist regime’s crimes against humanity in Gaza.” His incendiary words stirred the crowd into chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” as reported by The Free Beacon.

In a move that can only be described as a betrayal of American principles, the Biden administration extended its condolences. “The United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister [Hossein] Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said. He added, “As Iran selects a new president, we reaffirm our support for the Iranian people and their struggle for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

This statement is not just perplexing; it is an outright disgrace. Raisi, infamously known as “the Butcher of Tehran,” was one of the architects of the 1988 massacre in Iran, where around 5,000 regime opponents were mercilessly executed. As a member of the regime’s “death committee,” Raisi was instrumental in issuing death sentences to scores of political opponents, cementing his legacy as a ruthless enforcer of the regime’s brutality.

In 2019, Raisi was rightly sanctioned by the U.S. government for his involvement in decades of mass human rights abuses. Despite these sanctions and Raisi’s clear anti-American stance, the Biden administration’s conciliatory tone is both alarming and indefensible.

This move epitomizes a dangerous and cowardly appeasement strategy, reminiscent of the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal. By offering condolences to a regime leader with such a blood-soaked history, the Biden administration not only betrays American values but also risks emboldening hostile regimes. This episode starkly highlights the administration’s weak and inconsistent foreign policy approach, particularly towards malevolent actors like Iran.

The Biden administration’s failure to confront evil and defend American principles on the global stage is a glaring reminder of its inadequacy. This incident demands a reevaluation of the U.S. stance on Iran, emphasizing the urgent need for a firm and resolute policy that unapologetically prioritizes American interests and holds oppressive regimes accountable for their atrocities. We must stand strong against tyranny, not offer condolences to its leaders.


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