Don’t let your guard down and rotate your water stores

Even if the media says we’re coming out of the recession and even if real jobs are created without being faked with government numbers, it’s just a temporary glitch on an otherwise nasty downtrend. Use that glitch to put away money, pay down debt, and aquire the assets that you’ll need when things get bad. The hillbilly housewife ( ) is a great source for ideas on how to live more frugally. I also highly recommend the survival podcast. One of my subscribers recomended it to me but I can’t remember who it was. Might have been julzbo. Anyway i’m addicted now. The podcast gives great advice on how to move yourself into a prepper lifestyle without panicking or killing yourself with extreme overspending. I keep 30 or 40 episodes in my cell phone and listen to them over my headset during lunch at work and while commuting. His motto is “live a better life if times get tough, or even if they don’t”.

25 Comments on "Don’t let your guard down and rotate your water stores"

  1. watuwaitn4 | July 7, 2010 at 1:45 am |

    The youtubers might be putting out less videos because they are working overtime getting their own preps together. My husbands b-day is Aug 1st and mine is the end of January… so since they are about 6 months apart, we use those as the dates that we rotate our water. That way we never forget. You can also use the days of daylight savings. Great reminder. Thanks for the video.

  2. GTVAlfaMan | July 7, 2010 at 2:23 am |

    You can also use your “old” water that is being rotated out in your washing machine, bathtub, toilet or even to water the plants in your garden.

  3. GulfCoastJaguarundi | July 7, 2010 at 2:37 am |

    5 stars

  4. vention4wh | July 7, 2010 at 2:48 am |

    I wish I had the knowledge to tell you where to put your money to keep it safe but I just don’t have it. I’m a great diesel mechanic but I’m no financial adviser.

  5. vention4wh | July 7, 2010 at 3:09 am |

    It’s great that you have your mortgage paid off. That’s about the best investment you can have. A lot of people pay over 1000 a month for rent or mortgage payments but you don’t have to do that. I’d much rather not have to spend money than simply have the money to pay it. You save a lot on income tax that way. My only advice there is to make sure you have a hardcopy deed or title to your place just in case some entity tries to scam you out of your property.

  6. Hi Vention (and anyone else watching). I’ve heard you mention before that you are nearly done with paying off your mortgage, and that you invest in PMs. I was just wondering what your plan is after that for protecting wealth and prepping?? I have paid off mortgage, and now have 30 oz gold, and 1100 oz silver. i have some spare cash now, but just not sure what to do with it?? Don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket!! Any ideas for the next step? Do you think I have enough Precious Metals?

  7. there’s no limit to the water being in the bottles from the factory. but once in contact with the air they have only 24 hours. otherwise you have to use the purification pills etc. how do you do the change without contaminate your water?

  8. vention4wh | July 7, 2010 at 4:46 am |

    Plastic can slowly contaminate the water in them and the chlorine can also leak out. If the water is in the bottles too long it starts to taste kind of dead, so I prefer to dump it and refill twice a year.
    Thanks for the compliment on the “stash”. It’s a strange custom at work on my shift. One guy said “hey, lets all grow mustaches” And it sort of caught on.

  9. GilaTomster | July 7, 2010 at 5:30 am |

    Why do you rotate the water? The chemicals via bottles?

    Also I’ve noticed like the past month or 2 you’ve been growing a ‘Stash, Mustash. You know that makes you look dangerous? I bet all you would have to do is frown and give a glare and you’d look like “The Machine” from 9mm movie. That can be a good thing for you for a deterant from hostile forces.

  10. slobomotion | July 7, 2010 at 5:43 am |

    I saw most of this — have had problems with clips all day here in France. Very good, five stars, widely shared. Pour out the water usefully, please. Bless ya.

  11. omegahpla | July 7, 2010 at 6:34 am |

    You know, I was just thinking about that rotating water stuff, thanks for the reminder. I have a bunch of 2 liter bottles, 1 gallons, a 7 gallon plastic thing, and large bottled water water

    I was thinking of getting big plastic barrels and a pump to hold a large supply and change it without to much trouble. I think I have a big irrigation pump some place. If you knew me, my not knowing wouldn’t surprise you lol. I buy stuff ridiculously cheap if I see it, that might be a problem though lol

  12. liabatud67 | July 7, 2010 at 6:34 am |


    Thanks to all the good input and video effort from preppers like you and others. I don’t think that people are drifting… the subject is just being covered well.

    Please keep up the good work. It’s paying off well & you’re educating people.

    Myself included.

  13. imigrantpunk | July 7, 2010 at 7:33 am |

    Which grinder do you use? can you recommend something for personal use? I guess manual would be a way to go, considering the quantities and being SHTF-proof.

    on another note, I advise against some of Honeyville products such as powder milk, butter because they contain partially hydrogenated oils which are basically unnatural trans fats that are bad for you. but hats how they extend their shelf life I guess..

  14. tj5555555 | July 7, 2010 at 7:49 am |

    V-wh: happy to see you are thinking with both lobes, hoping for the better side of our fellow men to show forth, but being ready for self defense. You seem to express my point of view on the big picture. i hope actually that it is a gradual tightening on resourses that may allow even the slow to learn , a chance to adapt. tj

  15. GoatHollow | July 7, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    I’ve only ever said online that I live in the midwest… could be Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois. Places with very heavy water LOL

  16. vention4wh | July 7, 2010 at 9:07 am |

    I’m farther north so it’s heavier up here. So Ha!

  17. GoatHollow | July 7, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    7 gallons =only 58.4 pounds…. Man up!! (LOL couldn’t resist)

  18. problyontheredlist | July 7, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    yeah i need a berkey filter replacement and i’ll whoop up the coontainer from an old thermous or something

  19. problyontheredlist | July 7, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    me too, i’m hitting thrift stores for supplies and offerring to barter my services as tattoo artist for other things i need like a bicycle and camping supplies, etc. even to pay utilities, tat for tat so to speak!

  20. kahunabear | July 7, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    Sam’s sells a really good Tones chicken base that has no MSG and is inexpensive. It is a paste though and only lasts about a year.

  21. vention4wh | July 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm |

    Most store breads trick you by with the ingredients. For example “wheat flour” is about the most deceptive thing they can list. It could mean bleached white flour. Those bastards are tricky. Now if I make it myself, I know exactly what’s in there. I even grind the wheat myself.

  22. vention4wh | July 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm |

    I just make a basic whole wheat bread. I rarely use it for anything else.
    1 2/3 cups of warm water (110 degrees or so)
    2tsp yeast
    4 cups whole wheat flour
    2tsp salt
    2tbs sugar
    2tbs dry milk
    2dbs wheat gluten
    2tbs margarine

    I do it because it’s so easy. Just throw all that in and hit the whole wheat setting. Then a couple hours later you have whole wheat bread that’s about 10 times better for you than anything you can buy at the store.

  23. JosiahsBackpack | July 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm |

    I need to get another bread maker. We haven’t used one after our last one broke. What is you favorite bread maker recipe?

  24. vention4wh | July 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    Once we start having some price hikes on food I think we’ll see a lot of those country types (as well as yuppies in the city) start putting in gardens. You can get a heck of a lot of calories that way and money talks.
    If the collapse is very sudden I expect a lot of meyhem and shooting but if it’s more gradual, like over 2 or 3 years I think people will do a lot of adapting over that time.
    I have hope that people can adapt but I’m also buying a lot of ammo, just in case they can’t.

  25. vention4wh | July 7, 2010 at 1:59 pm |

    Sounds like you’ve got a great system there. I have a reverse osmosis filter system under my sink but if I had to bug out all I’d have is the camping water filter that I have in my bug out bag. I’m over budget this month but I’ll put a Berkey filter on my wish list for when I can afford it.
    I have a 900 dollar deductible to pay this month, from my cataract surgery. It was important though, That’s the eye I shoot with and before the surgery I was having real trouble with my sight.

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