WORLD WATER CRISIS: How & Why to Prep Now


Water is absolutely an essential element and a key part of the mantra. We’re gonna talk about the importance of having alternative options for water storage.



Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink. And water is absolutely an essential element and part, a key part of the mantra. We’re gonna talk about how to store it coming up.

If you think that the world is headed in a direction that makes you a bit concern for the future, and you’d like to be as self-sufficient and independent as possible, then you’ve come to the right place. My name is Lynette Zang. Now it’s time to go Beyond Gold & Silver

I’m Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst here at ITM Trading and a true Urban Prepper. And actually, I guess you could say just, just a farmer period now because of the expanse, but you know, there are many things that we can live without. We don’t need to have a new blouse, but you gotta have water or you’re just not going to survive. And maybe if you live in an area that gets a lot of rain. Okay. You’re, you’re good. But here in Arizona and many other places of the world, we are really in a desert and inside of a drought. And so you need to make sure that your water is secure and that’s what we’re gonna talk about today.

Now interestingly enough, the World Economic Forum was actually talking about the importance of water in their sustainable development goals. Let’s take a look at that briefly. Okay. Demand for water is rising due to rapid population growth, urbanization, so moving more people into the cities and increasing water needs from agriculture industry and energy sectors. And you know, like with anything physical, there’s a finite amount of it. Now, anything intangible, it can make an, you know, any amount that they want because it’s a button push, but with anything that’s physical, there’s a finite amount and countries are facing growing challenges linked to degraded water-related ecosystems. So the systems that are already in place that move water and, and we hear about salmonella and farms, even though you have the pig farm over here and you have the food, the growing farm over here and somehow those water sources get contaminated, etcetera. So we’ve also heard so much about how degraded our infrastructure is and they always talk about infrastructure spending more than actually doing it. So I think it’s critically important that you take this on yourself. You know, I’m really lucky in, you know, my Phoenix property, you know, the choices that I’ve made because that’s city water. So what happens if suddenly I turn on the faucets and I don’t have any water? Well, I have stored water. So maybe I won’t be able to take a nice long shower, but I’ll be able to clean myself. I’ll be able to have something to drink and I’ll show you how I’m gonna do that in a second, but to ensure a sustainable and equitable distribution of water to meet domestic industrial, agricultural and environmental needs. The average global rate of implementation of improved management of water resources needs to urgently double. But basically what they’re talking about in the sustainable development is their ability to meet out the water. So you know, you get a gallon a day and if you use that, you have no more water. So you need to make sure that you always have a source of water and it’s time to establish and make sure that you have water security.

And there are different ways that you can store water. You know, you can, you know, you wanna really store it so that you avoid contamination and an easy way to do that is to put a lid on it, right? That’s one way, if you’re just doing small storage, but in any case, you always have to have it protected and covered. So you don’t wanna just hold it in a bucket. You wanna hold it in a container where you can ensure that it does not get contaminated.

So what space do you have available to store this water? Because frankly you have a whole lot of choices. If you’re in say like an apartment or you don’t have a lot of room to store, well, then you can go up and there’s all sorts of, you know, 50 gallons, 30 gallons, five gallons, a hundred gallons where you can store it and you can see that it’ll prevent contamination up at my bug out location. I have these kinds of storage containers and I actually have two each hold 6,000 gallons. So, and they, and they have a gray water system to it. So whether it rains or it snows, et cetera, additionally, I have a well, so, and I generate my own energy so I can pull water. So up north, I have a great water supply down here.

We’ll talk about that in a second. But if you live in an area where you actually have moisture in the air, so in Phoenix, this wouldn’t work, but up at my bug out location, this would actually work. You can turn the air around you into fresh drinking water. This is the size of it. And so you can see this relative to the chair. It’s like a normal little water cooler thing, and it can create up to eight gallons of water a day, depending upon the humidity that you hold in the air. And now they’re even coming out with a little travel one. So if you need to move from one location to the other, and you might have some challenges with that, this can create up to 5.2 gallons a day. And there are other companies that do this as well. But depending upon where you live, this is a great choice for creating drinking water, which is so I mean it’s critical to life.

There are other ways that you can do it as well. But again, it depends on the space that you have available. Something that I looked at years ago, because in Phoenix, we don’t have, well, I don’t have a basement. Most people don’t have basements, a few people do. So my house is kind of lifted up and I could put like this bladder that would hold the water and prevent the contamination underneath my entire house. And that gives me lots of water storage. That’s not the choice that I have made. However, you know, I’m thinking that this might not be a bad choice to put in different parts of the bug out location, cause I’ve got 41 acres there. I only have a half an acre in Phoenix. And that I could use that water for fire prevention, for drinking for many other needs, if I’m gonna plant and grow. So I’ve looked at bladders before. I really like them, but how much space do you have? They have all different sizes, but that typically goes from 30 gallons on up and they’re small hiking bladders too. But that would be good if you need to get from one short location to another, but for more storage and longer term storage these bladders might be a good option for you. But again, if you’re an apartment that’s not gonna work.

Now, the choice that I’ve made down here and actually if we need to get from Phoenix to the bug out location and for whatever reason, I’m kind of blocked. So I wanted to make sure that I have potable water. So drinking water, whether I’m looking at a lake or as you guys know in Phoenix, my choice was to convert my swimming pool into a swimming pond without chemicals. However, if you have a pool that’s perfect for rain catchment and also water storage, however, you can’t really drink it directly from the lake or directly from the pool unless you filter it. So the choice that I’ve personally made is with the Berkey water filters. You know, there are other filters out there, but from all the research that I’ve done and I don’t get anything from this, I just want to impart this to you. Berkey is at the top with water filtration. And so you can do anything from, you know, a smaller piece up to, I think five gallons or three point…I think I did the 3.6 gallons. So it’s enough for people a day and that’s another option. That’s easy to store in a closet. It’s not very big. And it means that if you’ve got a pool or you can even put up a little pool, right, little, three foot pool, if you have enough space for it can actually hold a lot of water. You don’t have to have an in ground pool either. So you need to think about what you can do to capture the water, whether it’s from the rain or the snow or even the air, you have a lot of options at this point. And it’s absolutely time to make sure that you are water secure.

I really can’t encourage that enough because everybody always asks me. So when? and what they’re really asking me is when is the overnight revaluation gonna go? But they don’t know because as Jamie Dimon recently told us, everything kind of seems fine. It’s not fine. <Laugh> okay. It, it’s kind of like a bridge and a hurricane and the bridge, the volatility and swinging back and forth and back and forth and back and forth. And at some point it’s gonna collapse when it collapses and you see it, it’s too late to do anything about it. So the time to get ready is now Food, Water, Energy, Security, Barterability, Wealth Preservation, Community and Shelter. Please do yourself a favor, get it done. And until next we meet, please be safe out there. Bye-bye.











  • Lynette’s mission is to translate financial noise into understandable language and enable educated, independent choices. All her work is fact and evidence based and she shares these tools openly. She believes strongly that we need to be as independent as possible and at the same time, we need to come together in community to survive and thrive through any financial crisis.

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