Become More Water Secure By Finding A Spring

Editor’s note: is happy to bring you a new series entitled “1 way to Prepare Today.” We’re quite fond of lists, but they can get a little long (“32 ways to …..” is just too much for us to digest!). So in the spirit of brevity, we’re helping you get prepared in an easy way – just one way to prepare today!

Find a Spring

Reliance Products Desert Patrol 6 Gallon Traditional Jeep Style Rigid Water Container

Having an alternative source of water is an easy way to help you become more water secure. Plus, for those of us on municipal water supplies, there’s the added bonus of not consuming the chemicals added to our water sources.

Now we have the pleasure of visiting our local spring and filling up our water containers (we use the Reliance water containers I found on Amazon – I like them because they’re very durable and compact, but still hold a good 6 gallons of water). We always have at least a minimal stock of water on hand, and it’s clean and clear. We tested our water with a water quality tester I found on Amazon – a great little tool for determining how much dissolved solids are in your water, which is a indicator of it’s cleanliness.

Finding a spring is sometimes hard, so we used to find a spring near us. You can even submit a spring (if you feel like sharing!).

Here’s Daniel Vitalis at a spring in Vermont – it’s a short video worth taking a look at:


Nancy’s favorite tools for harvesting spring water
Because they are squared, these rigid containers can be stacked more efficiently than round ones can. Plus, they are very durable (they won’t leak!). We use these weekly to harvest spring water.
We keep this little tool with us in the car. Each time we harvest spring water, we test it. It’s inexpensive, and I personally won’t drink water that I haven’t tested with this tool.

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