Austerity in US brought on nation’s water crisis
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan and many other cities across the US go much deeper than budget cuts, but following the money is tough. To help, RT America’s Simone Del Rosario is joined by Carrie Sloan, a senior research analyst at the Refund America Project.
The Flint water crisis is ongoing, and now it is getting more national attention. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders called for the resignation of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Ana Kasparian, Hannah Cranston (ThinkTank), Keith Powell (Keith Broke His Leg) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.
Should Gov. Snyder resign? Let us know in the comments below.
“Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made a point of calling out Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at the Democratic presidential debate Sunday night over his handling of the tainted water crisis plaguing Flint, Michigan.
President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint on Saturday, and the attorney general there has pledged to investigate. Sanders had already called on Snyder, a Republican, to step down, but Clinton used the opportunity of her closing statement at the debate to argue that if the crisis had happened in a rich Detroit suburb, Snyder would have been quicker to act.”
Wherever they are, people need water to survive. Not only is the human body 60 percent water, the resource is also essential for producing food, clothing, and computers, moving our waste stream, and keeping us and the environment healthy.
Word of the day: Prepare! And do it the old fashion way, like our fore-fathers did it and succeed long before us, because what lies ahead of us will require all the help we can get. Watch this video and learn the 3 skills that ensured our ancestors survival in hard times of famine and war.
Unfortunately, humans have proved to be inefficient water users. (The average hamburger takes 2,400 liters, or 630 gallons, of water to produce, and many water-intensive crops, such as cotton, are grown in arid regions.)
According to the United Nations, water use has grown at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century. By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity, with two-thirds of the world’s population living in water-stressed regions as a result of use, growth, and climate change. How Horrific Will It Be for the Unprepared? – For Every Bit Of Food, Water, Ammunition, Or Supplies
For this experiment you will need:
- A plastic bottle or funnel
- A vase
- Activated Charcoal
- Clean sand
This DIY shows how to make a water filter with a bottle, activated carbon, and other simple items found around the house. Although water purification is a serious thing, and I can’t make any representations or claims about it’s effectiveness, this seems like a great way to improvise in a pinch.
No matter who you are, I strongly recommend that you get a whole house water filter (Berkey, Moulton, etc). If you’re looking for a quick resource to help a friend or loved one understand exactly how many contaminants can be in our water. Prepare for the famine that is coming: Get Food And Water Now!
Elements of a Safe Water Storage Container
It is preferable to store treated water in plastic, ceramic, or metal containers with the following characteristics, which serve as physical barriers to recontamination: How To Start a Food Storage Plan On $5 To $10 A Week – Short & Long Term Food Storage
- A small opening with a lid or cover that discourages users from placing potentially contaminated items, such as hands, cups, or ladles, into the stored water;
- A spigot or small opening to allow easy and safe access to the water without requiring the insertion of hands or objects into the container; and,
- A size appropriate for the household water treatment method, with permanently attached instructions for using the treatment method and for cleaning the container.
If containers with these characteristics are not available, efforts should be made to educate household water treatment users to access the water by pouring from the containers rather than dipping into it with a possibly contaminated object. Safe storage containers are also effective at preventing contamination of water before treatment during transport and storage, but will not eliminate contaminants that were present before the water was put in the container. Food Storage, Water, and Cash for 1st-Time Preppers
Other useful resources:
The Lost Ways (Learn the long forgotten secrets that helped our forefathers survive famines,wars,economic crisis and anything else life threw at them)
Survive Attack to Our Power Grid System (Weapon That Can Instantly End Modern Life in America)
Survival MD (Best Post Collapse First Aid Survival Guide Ever)
Backyard Innovator (A Self Sustaining Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)
Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)
Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )
Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)
Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)
Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )
Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)
Survive Any Crisis (Best Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)
Survive The End Days (Biggest Cover Up Of Our President)
Drought USA (Discover The Amazing Device That Turns Air Into Water)