For centuries, collecting rainwater has been a practice that is crucial to the very survival of many rural villages and communities. While at least for the moment, most of us don’t need to collect rainwater to survive, that might not always be the case.
As many of you know I’m really big into emergency preparedness and I spend a lot of my time either writing about prepping or prepping for a day that might come when I’ll need to survive on my wit’s and my emergency supplies.
We have a well at our house but let’s imagine that the power were to go out due to some catastrophic event and it stayed out for an extended period of time. As part of our emergency preparedness plan, we are stocking up on water but that will only last so long. Having a rainwater harvesting system in place could go a long way towards making life much easier to survive after a doomsday event has taken place. You just may find that the water you collect in your rain barrell is the only water you’ll be able to get in some cases.
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