100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel - If you want filtered water right from a rain barrel this is for you. For gardening, rainwater is, naturally, best unfiltered, But for household use, the vintage book says the following instructions yield a cheap and easy way to make a filter just as good as a patent filter costing 10 times as much.
A large soda bottle, poke small drainage holes on one side, on the opposite side cut out a rectangle large enough to easily put your fist through,sprinkle pebbles on bottom, soil, seeds, water & go! make small holes in ends to thread through clear fishing line or small light decorative chain to hang.
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Self-sufficiency has become this online buzz word of late. But what is self-sufficiency and how can we achieve it as backyard farmers / homesteaders?