My greatest concern in preparing has always been the availability of water. We all know that human beings can live several weeks without food; hunger strikes are proof of that. And it is fairly easy to store up extra food. But the human body can only last a few days at the most without water. Assuming you're in reasonable shape and in ideal conditions -- that is, not in the heat or cold and not exerting, a human can probably live for about 3 to 5 days without any water. Healthier humans can live another day or so longer. But I wouldn't depend on those outside numbers if I were you.
That's why, for me, one of the biggest issues in a SHTF scenario has been making sure we had enough water. Whether you are facing a man-made cataclysmic event, civil unrest or natural disaster, maintaining a reliable supply of water is essential. Obviously, those in the city will be the most vulnerable. Water treatment plants can be destroyed, electricity and utilities are susceptible to outages. Those of us in the country have wells and may think we are exempt from a lack of supply. But remember, those water pumps are run by electricity. And if, for whatever reason, the electricity is terminated (grid down scenario), you will not have access to your water.
Simple Pump. You can use this modernized version of your grandmother's hand pump as a backup for your submersible pump, or even use it as your primary source if you want to be totally off-grid. You can also upgrade to a motorized or solar version if you choose. But you never have to worry about losing access to your water again.
Simple Pump gives you full use of all your home's plumbing; including taps and fixtures. You can easily pump into a pressurized plumbing system; or uphill; to a gravity-feed tank; or into a pressurized irrigation system. You can retain use of your home's plumbing system, while pumping from a 350 foot water level! The Simple Pump is affordable, easy to install and freeze-proof. One of the nicest benefits is the hand-motor-hand conversion option. You can purchase a motor extension kit and motorize your hand pump, but switch back to hand-operation in a matter of minutes, if you so desire.
Your grandmother did not have to worry about an EMP, and now with this modernized version of her hand pump, you won't have to either. You are assured a reliable source of water, and that can be the difference between surviving an event and facing life-threatening challenges. With a dependable source of water, you can grow food, and your odds of surviving TEOTWAWKI grow exponentially.
So whether you are only concerned about a multiple-day power outage due to ravaging storm conditions and floods; or worried about some other event that is much worse and lasts much longer, you can solve the situation of water availability with the Simple Pump. Visit their website, check out the product and read their section on Preparedness. You will know if this is a solution to your water worries.
John 4:14 "But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."