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99 Capacities Series – Capacity #14: Transfer Water

The fourteenth capacity that I introduce in my eBook is that you must [be able to] transfer water from one container to another. In it I state that:

You must “Transfer water from one container to another. Think FUNNELS! Store lots and lots of funnels of varying sizes because they can be used for transferring any fluids such as gasoline or oil. They can even be used to transfer food such as grains from one container to another.”

This week’s capacity is an easy one to discuss, but equally important to grasp because it’s all about ensuring you keep every last drop of perhaps the most precious finite resource in our homes: water.

This is a critical transition in mindset to get and (I would imagine that) when you are faced with water no longer coming out of the city tap so that now you must collect water from your rooftop–if you’re lucky–or a nearby river or pond, you’ll quickly understand how important water transfer is.

Of course, this concept is not limited to water only. You could say the same about any liquid resource such as fuel, oil, bleach, or really anything that is difficult to replenish on your own. It’s even useful to have funnels for transferring grains and beans too.

Last, I would suggest investing in at least several funnels (including funnels of different sizes) that have a specific purpose and be sure to label each funnel for its intended use. Labeling is important because the last thing you want is to be funneling potable water with your gasoline filter.

You could extend this idea a bit further than funnels. The idea could include the use of hoses to aid with the transfer process as well. Just remember to fit the hoses to the funnel ends prior to use to ensure they will work.

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series detailing the ideas from my free eBook, The 99 Capacities You MUST Acquire BEFORE Disaster Strikes You!, which you may freely download here.

5 comments to 99 Capacities Series – Capacity #14: Transfer Water

  • T.R.

    Thank you for mentioning funnels . Its an often overlooked item that is easy to get , weighs nothing , and you dont understand how much you wish you had one until you need it . Gloves are another underrated item to keep plenty of . Heavy work gloves for the heavy tasks and the light nylon and rubber ones for everything else . You do everything with your hands , gloves go a long way to prevent injury and infection from injury . Stock up .

  • Martin

    You’ll want wide-mouth funnels for foods such as grains and stuff. Get them at many places including hardware stores and auto stores.

    • T.R.

      Aye that ! I see them off ond on in the clearance / discount bins at Ace all the time . Dollar stores sometimes have regular funnels dirt cheap , if you dont see them in the automotive area , check the children’s toy section , they are sold there as part of beach/sand castle gear .