Get Your Priorities Straight!

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survival stillEvery once and a while someone will question one of my recommendations. Let me give you a few examples…

“I don’t want to buy bottled water because plastic is bad for you.”

“Why do you recommend chlorine for treating water in an emergency? It’s poisonous!”

“Why not just use a UV light to purify the water? It’s easier and can do a whole gallon in a few minutes.”


Face it, you are spoiled. So am I. We have such tremendous infrastructure and it makes our life so easy. We go through life never having to think about the safety of our water. You never have to think about basic survival.

You have lived your entire lives this way, so of course you don’t think about it.

But if the power goes out for an extended period of time or an earthquake strikes; if the infrastructure fails, and you aren’t able to get safe drinking water, and you’re not able to get medicine or medical assistance, your world has changed. Ready or not, you are now in survival mode, and the first thing you have to do is change how you think, especially when it comes to water.

Contaminated water can debilitate you or even kill you within days. Chemicals can be released in large amounts into your water supply. And bacteria can grow exponentially fast.

Your new priority is drinking water safety. Don’t assume that the water coming from your tap is safe, even if it looks clear and smells fine.

If you used to be picky about drinking only alkaline water, or water that was super oxygenated, or clustered, or harmonically balanced, FORGET ALL OF THIS STUFF. Safety is the only thing that matters.

Your bottled water is worth gold. More than gold! (Hopefully you’ve stockpiled a 2 week supply!)

And chlorine? Chlorine is your friend. It will save your life.

And your Survival Still? Absolutely the most important survival tool you have.

There is a reason that the Red Cross and FEMA don’t include filters and UV lights as part of their core recommendations for treating water in an emergency; you can’t rely on them.

So when an emergency strikes…
1)    Change your priorities!
2)    Remember the Red Cross Recommendations.
3)    Don’t assume your water is safe.
4)    Boil, chlorinate or distill your water before drinking it!

Remember these points, and you will be able to keep your family safe!

And one final reminder, it’s a heck of a lot easier to deal with such situations if you are prepared BEFORE the emergency happens.



  1. I have read your commentary on ‘drinking water’ in an emergency situation before. You must not have a swimming pool or be near a swimming pool, or you would include ‘swimming pool water’ in your commentary. We have an old swimming pool built in the early 60’s that we had replastered last year. It holds about 40,000 gallons of water. I suppose that the water could just be boiled and filtered to be used for drinking water. And bathing water and flushing water as well. I would like to be able to distill water as well, though, in the event that it is needed medically.

  2. Julie Suenaga

    Do you still have an electric counter distiller you once advertised around Christmas 2016 time? If so how would you recommend we bottle it for water storage? Thank You.

  3. Joan

    Watch the webinar last night. March 11th. I have the survival still on the top of my list for not just survival equipment but for everyday use.

    Went to Iowa and had “sulfur tasting tap h2o”.

    Used to be able to drink lake h2o in Alaska. Can’t even do that now.

    I love your webinars and they are so well put together.

  4. Linda Croall

    You’ve offered a LOT of info for being prepared for ? ? ? ? ? whatever comes.
    We appreciate your efforts.

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