How to Clean, Prepare and Fill a Water Barrel Now that you have purchased your 30-gallon water barrels, do you know how to store water so that it will be clean and safe to drink? Do you just stick the hose into the barrel and fill? No, not a good idea. Here's a step-by-step method to prepare them that will ensure clean, potable water when and if you need it in an emergency.
DIY Mobile Washing Machine Tutorial. You could be gone for a while, so being able to get your clothes nice and clean would be a great asset to your camping gear or Emergency preparedness kits. The total cost to make this washer was around $6, and about 10 minutes.