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How To Harvest And Live Off Rainwater

More than two-thirds of the Earth is water, and yet each year regions throughout the country suffer from drought.

What’s a modern homesteader to do?

The solution may be simpler than you think. It’s rainwater, and our guest on this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio says homesteaders who get only a few inches of rain each year can live off it. His name is Brad Lancaster, a speaker and teacher and the author of two books on the subject: Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 and 2.

Lancaster and his brother harvest approximately 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year on a 1/8-acre urban lot and adjoining right-of-way in Arizona – an area that gets only 12 inches of rain a year. And it’s far more than rainwater barrels!

Lancaster tells us:

  • How to get started in rainwater harvesting.
  • How to make water from the roof potable.
  • How to use captured rainwater to water the garden, landscape and lawn.
  • How to make a rainwater system work in dry or wet climates.

If you’ve ever wanted to harvest and live off rainwater, then this is one show you don’t want to miss!



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