Book Review of The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource

The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide: Harvest, Treat, and Store Your Most Vital Resource is a book written by Daisy Luther. She is an author of several books about prepping and this one is her second book. It is a great guide for beginners on how to be prepared for unescapable events. It contains a step-by-step information plan that is easy to follow. It teaches people how to gather, purify, and store a supply of water until the situation is clear.

What the author is pointing out in this book is that water is one of the most important necessities in our lives. People can survive more than a month without food but a few days without a water, they will die. Think of hurricanes, local or regional water contamination, or non-working electric water pumps during power outage, when these catastrophes strike if we are not prepared it is difficult to survive. If we are caught off guard during a major disaster there isn’t much we can do, and we will be at the mercies of authorities who may be able to do little to help us.  As the author points out, that the best way to survive is to plan before it happens and be prepared for these unfortunate events.

This book teaches people how to collect rainwater, how to purify water that is gathered from lakes and rivers, how to store fresh water, and how to dig a well for underground water. It is divided into thirteen informative chapters and of talks about the importance of water, what life will be like without water, how dangerous dehydration can be, and as well as how to find water during emergencies. It is not like the other books that focuses mainly on water survival, it also informs people about potential water-borne illnesses to help combat any gastro problem that may arise. The author of the book, gives facts on the causes of illnesses and its toxins to help everyone stay healthy. She also gave tips on sanitation to keep water resources safe for everyone.

The book is well-researched; however, it is primarily focused on short and medium-term situations where clean water is scarce. Most of it is focused on putting your plan into action that can give you confidence to survive a major disaster. Luther lays out all the information in layman terms which will allow the reader to easily understand and implement her guides.

If you think you do not need this book because you already have a plan, you might consider changing your mind because this book is very effective especially in putting your plan into action.  If you’re an experienced prepper, you might only learn a little from this book, and people who are looking for detailed instructions or a long-term water survival guide might get disappointed. But all in all, this is a great book to read and should be considered by beginners in prepping as well as more those who are more experienced.