The human body requires energy to function properly and energy comes from the food we eat. Therefore, using algebra if X=Y, Y=X. Food is the most important thing to find in a survival situation in order to function.

Makes sense, but … is dead wrong. No pun intended.

Water is the one most important thing you must have in order to have a chance of survival in a crisis situation.

You can live up to 30 days without food. Not saying you won’t suffer severe damage to body organs and you’ll definitely lose a lot of weight as the body consumes itself, but you will still be alive.

On the other hand. Try going longer than 3 days without water … well, you just can’t. You will die. Obviously, if we’re going to survive we must learn how to locate, create and purify water. Let’s begin.


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Basic water finding skills:

There are basic differences of locating water depending on the environment, desert is different than jungle, rural vs urban, etc. we’ll touch on many methods as we proceed.

Much of North America has a plentiful supply of water, sometimes it’s unseen and you have to search for it, but it’s normally there. Remember, water is a strict disciple of gravity and will follow the path of least resistance, therefore, in mountainous areas try to walk downhill. You’ll eventually come across water.

Watch the sky for birds. Birds need water to survive and will congregate near water, although it may only be a small pond or pool of water contained in a rocky divot, it’s water. The same applies to animal trails, deer, coyote, turkey, sheep, etc all require water and will know where to find it.

OK Davy Crockett. You used your new found skills, followed the flight of the birds, kicking up a deer as you stumbled along looking skyward instead of where you’re going, and found a small stream and pool of water.

Eureka! Go drink your fill.

Not so fast Amigo. Chances are no matter how clean the water may look there are millions of nasty parasites swimming around it.

But … the birds can drink it and be alright!” You say with a parched voice. Birds can fly … can you?

Unless you want to chance having gut wrenching vomiting or diarrhea that makes you think you just dropped your a$$hole onto the ground … you’d better purify that water before partaking.

But How?

The most common way is to boil it. Bring the water to a boil for @ 15 minutes, let cool, then gulp away.

What? You just quit smoking so you don’t have any matches or a lighter, and have no idea how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together. Fine use purification tablets. What are those? Never mind. Let’s learn ways of making our water safe to consume.

Using the Earth Itself to Filter Ground Water:

The ground itself makes an excellent filter, especially if it’s sandy. Starting at the pool of water, walk downhill about 50-60 feet away. The ground may look level, but very few places on earth are completely flat. Lay on your stomach, eyes to the ground and try to determine any change in contour, then decide which way to go.


Once there, start digging a hole until you hit water. (There is no normal depth to dig as it depends on the water table level beneath ground) Allow the pit to fill with water, you may want to dig it a little deeper to allow more water to collect. The water will probably start out a little murky, give it a few minutes to settle and it’ll clear up substantially. If not dig deeper or move farther down the hill and dig again.

The water traveling through the earth from the pool will be filtered by the particles in the ground, thus becoming cleaner. Make a note: This same method can work on saltwater. The further inland you go the greater your chance of hitting fresh water.

Another Method: Using Household Bleach

Nearly all laundry bleaches, whether a name brand like Clorox or a store generic brand, contain 5.5% Sodium Hypoclorite, which is a chemical capable of purifying water. Do not use try to use powdered bleach. Do not use a scented bleach, you’ll find out why. (Tip: Having a small container of bleach and an eyedropper should be an essential in any camping or survival kit.)


Get the big stuff out. Place a piece of cloth, preferably cotton, but use whatever you have, over the mouth a container and gently pour the water onto it letting the water filter through but allowing the cloth to filter the larger particles.

*** If you have no cloth, let the sediment settle by itself.

This is where the eyedropper comes in. Add 8 drops of bleach per gallon of water, 2 drops for a quart. If you were able to filter the water, shake the mixture up in order to disperse the bleach, waiting 15-20 minutes for it to purify before attempting to drink.

Don’t shake it if you couldn’t filter it, you’ll just complicate the situation, rather let it set for 30-40 minutes before attempting to drink.

That’s just great you say … but I have an empty soup can of dirty water not a gallon jug. What’s the equation for that? This is where a little logic and a whole lot of common sense comes into play. 1 drop would probably be sufficient, 2 at the very most, but not 3 or 4.

Properly treated, the water will have a very slight odor of chlorine. If you can’t smell the chlorine, repeat the process and allow the water to stand another 15-20 minutes.

On the other hand, if the chlorine smell is overwhelming, either add water and let set, or better yet … pour it out and start again using less bleach.

In an event you’re faced with using murky or green water, like swamp water, you must at least double the amount of chlorine used. 16 instead of 8 drops per gallon. The procedure is the same as above.

Again, if there’s a faint smell of chlorine the water is drinkable, maybe not desirable visually, but by this time you won’t really worry about what it may look like, only that it’s wet.


By the Way … “How does Bleach purify the water?”

Wondering if you were gonna ask that.

Bleach is what they call an oxidant and will violently react with nearly every type of microscopic cellular life, including viruses, killing it. However, the bleach is consumed during the process.

Look at it this way … the Chlorine is poison and as the bad stuff eats it, they die. This is where the SMELL test comes into play. If there is not a faint chlorine smell after the elapsed time, then that means the bad guys ate all the chlorine, but the chlorine may have run out before all the bad guys could eat, thus leaving lots of microscopic critters still alive and ready to make you sick.

On the other hand … a faint chlorine odor means the chlorine killed all the bad guys and still has a bit left over. Job well done… safe water to drink.



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The late Walter Reuther, founder of the UAW union, had a hand written slogan hung on the wall behind his desk which said:

The Bread Box and the Ballot Box Are Tied Together.”

His simple explanation when asked what it meant went something like this, “Whatever the Union can win from the company, through collective bargaining can be stolen away by an anti-union government.”

You see that type of thing happening a lot today. Union won pensions are being done away with, leaving thousands of retirees helpless, by anti-union .. anti-worker courts and politicians.

Although horrendous in nature, I can’t image forcing someone, anyone, into destitution, but it doesn’t seem to phase these people. Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The environment is under full scale attack by the trump administration. Clean water, clean air, clean energy, anything that has clean connected to it is under attack. There are literally hundreds, far too many to list here, plus it increases daily, of EPA and environmental regulations are being swept away by Executive Order.

Don’t Exit This Page! Bear with me a few more seconds as there’s a method to my madness.


So the United States has decided to embark on a path to the past of dirty water, air, energy and polluted environments for our children. Doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree … it’s a matter of fact.

We know what we’re doing, but “What is the rest of the World doing?”

I’ll simply say, “Just about the Opposite of everything we are currently doing.”

The world has begun a Renaissance of a new way of inhabiting and treating our planet. China has jump out into a huge and quite possibly impossible lead to overcome, in solar energy. The Netherlands are harnessing wind and water. The list goes on and on, but I think you get the idea.

The point is, sometimes it’s good to blaze your own path, but sometimes it’s pure insanity. I believe I’ll look at what the rest of the world is doing, and I might add the majority of American cities are doing. We’re going to be exploring, a mere sampling:

  1. Alternative Energies

  2. Ways to Produce Energy

  3. Ways to Live Off the Grid

  4. Ways to Recycle

  5. Ways to Help the Environment

  6. Ways to Clean Water

I’ll warn you, this is a huge topic which will branch off into a hundred if not thousands of different directions as new discoveries are made and tried and true methods are tweaked.

Ziva and myself invite you to join our journey.


Simple Question: What is the impact of batteries on humankind?

That’s not an easy of an answer as one may first think. There are many variables that must be linked together to view the overall “Big Picture.” Obviously there is both a negative and positive impact of batteries on humankind. The initial and basic positive impact is that life has been easier and filled with more options for humans. There are hundreds of activities that have been made possible for us through the creation of batteries, many of which we have grown so accustomed to we rarely think about them. For example:

Car Batteries: Without the invention of car batteries we would never be able to depend on a reliable form of transportation. The use of cranks to turn the engine over would not jell very well in today’s modern version of the automobile and I believe there is little argument the introduction of automobiles has made a hugely positive impact on human kind.

Monitors: Most people think of a computer monitor when they see the word, but there are hundreds of various types of monitors that are used today. For a lot of people the most important one is the standard hospital heart monitor. These monitors are an invaluable resource which are used to help keep people alive. They also provide a clear source for medical education, research and examination, which have developed into an incredibly vital part of the medical world.

Watches: What’s wrong with winding a watch by stem like our ancestors did for 100s of years? Nothing. But what about the round black clock hanging in the workplace or the library. Without batteries we would never have portable clocks that can be used to easily tell what time it is. Although not a compulsory essential, sundials were used for a long time, watches and the ability to access time is essential in today’s modern world. Time and space are part of Einsteins “Theory of Relativity”.

Without a doubt our tech savvy children could name another dozen toys & games that are made possible because of batteries. Actually there are probably hundreds of other manufactured electronic creations that have been made possible by the introduction of batteries.

There is a caveat associated with these creations, which have formed a vital part in humankind development over the last few decades. Without the establishment of batteries, the mechanical world could not have progressed and reached the critical level that it has achieved, enabling huge scientific breakthroughs and discoveries.

The Caveat. Although batteries have been a crucial component in facilitating a large range of discoveries and activities, they also have a negative impact on mankind.

One of the most prominent negative impacts is the dependency on electronic appliances. Beginning with a very rural society we have grown into a mechanical industrial world highly dependent of technology, of which one large element included is the battery. As one of the foundation blocks of society, communities have not only become largely dependent on batteries for necessities such as transportation and work, but also for less essential activities including entertainment and leisure.

What is the impact of batteries on the environment?

Unfortunately the effects of batteries on the environment are nearly entirely negative.

As batteries are used they actually burn, vaporizing and releasing toxins into the air. If you have ever seen an industrial bank of batteries being recharged there is always an exhaust ventilation hood to capture and disperse the toxins outside the work area.

When they are dumped into the ocean they pollute our seas, killing or contaminating sea life, the very fish we consume. Heard of fish too high in mercury to safely consume? Where do you think the mercury came from?


When batteries are thrown into “dumps,” their toxic ingredients seep into the soil causing massive and devastating damage to our natural Eco-system. The toxins in these batteries that are leached into the ground can contaminate plant and animal life, and have a devastating effect to ground water for up to 50 years.

The affects on humans when they consume these toxic chemicals, either through eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water are extremely detrimental. Children are highly affected by this process, and are most susceptible to damage. Often the results of this ingestion are upset central nervous systems, psychological deficiency and learning disabilities. The exposure to these dangerous chemicals has a prolonged effect on the environment.

This is the very reason the EPA was created in the United States. This agency is being dismantled by the Trump administration, but that’s an issue for another time.

Bottom line is: any chemical or metal is potentially dangerous and should never be deposited in the ground.

Only through the adequate and proper disposal of batteries, can we successfully build up on a healthy ecosystem. Some experts claim that every single battery that is disposed of in an incorrect fashion will end up in leaching into the ground effecting and entire chain of being – ultimately effecting yourself.

Batteries are designed for specific purposes; therefore each battery is different in their characteristics and is suited for a certain task, making no one “best battery.”

For example, a lead-acid accumulator in a car could not be used in a torch like a nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal-hydroxide battery. Although some batteries may be more powerful in terms of current or resistance, it is only because the use of that battery requires those qualities.

In terms of environmental and human impact, it seems that all batteries are harmful if not disposed of properly and safely, although some may be more harmful than others depending on the toxicity of the metals involved in manufacturing it.

Science Be Damned

I was a jock in high school. Played football, defensive corner-back, wrestled, 133 lb. Class (ain’t seen that weight in many a year) and baseball, second baseman.

My grades were middle of the road, wasn’t too concerned about being a nerd, big mistake by the way. But as a whole I wasn’t a bad kid, mischievous at times, but nothing drastic. As long as I could comprehend class lectures and do a little homework I was fine. But … give me a class I had to buckle down and study for … it was easier to make excuses for not being in the top of the class.

Science was one of those classes, Biology to be specific. The teacher hated me, looking back I can see why, and I just couldn’t see the sense in learning what’s inside a chicken that makes it tick or whatever else nonessential information learned then forgotten for lack of use. I didn’t have the time or energy to partake in this charade.

Then something changed. I saw a Tadpole turn into a Frog. Let that one sink in for moment. You must remember when I was a kid there was no such thing as satellite or cable TV. No History, Animal or National Geographic channels which provide an infinite amount of information in a very entertaining and easily understood format.

I didn’t walk miles to school, uphill both ways, or study by candlelight, but by today’s standards it was quite elementary. Therefore, the actual witnessing and documenting the transformation of a tadpole to a frog was, for some reason, mesmerizing.

That normal, classic lab experiment, something kids born in the rural areas of course took for granted, wasn’t in any frogs in the city, rats, but no frogs, was an eye opening experience for me. It demonstrated how something could start out as one thing and morph or develop into something entirely different.

Why Tell This Story?

As I told everyone creating Ziva’s DIY Battery Restoration was a two fold project. For starters I wanted to try and supplement my social security and meager pension income by attempting, big on ATTEMPTING, to become an affiliate marketer. (Don’t believe “it’s so easy a child can do it”) Although I have nearly cried like a baby trying to figure out Facebook, Word-Press, Keywords and a hundred other things I know nothing about.

Sorry, a little pity party just erupted.

While researching a product to sell I ran across Battery Restoration, which seemed to exceed all my criteria. It offered a chance to make a few bucks, helped people who bought the program save a bunch of bucks, was a blessing to the environment and offered Home Based business opportunities for anyone interested.

I have been diagnosed a person with a compulsive personality. Now that ain’t all bad as it has at times, served me well in the past. I happily endured 100’s of hours fielding ground balls, building a back yard shed turned into a western town of several buildings and I could go on and on.

Due to this mental demeanor I dove head first into researching everything I could about batteries. I scoured the internet, researched my county library, anything to acquire the most information I could to pass along to my customers and readers.

What I Discovered

Batteries are but a segment of the overall picture of renewable energy, green energy, environmental issues, the whole big gambit of Energy. As I continued to research I realized this was a huge topic with huge issues swirling around it.

I also realized there were many ways, probably half I never heard of, to save and/or create electrical energy through various ways. Some avenues are monstrous and expensive, but many are simple and cost effective. And as I delve deeper it’s obvious I’m just scratching the surface.


The bottom line is: Ziva’s DIY Battery Restoration will transform or morph, just like the Tadpole to a Frog, into a Green Energy Resource. I will be exploring many many avenues of how to save, store, create, etc, etc energy. I will pass my findings along to you for your consideration. No high pressure sales pitch. Check it out … like it … buy it. Don’t … continue to explore and discover.

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How it began






Hello and Welcome to my new blog … Ziva’s DIY Battery

What inspired this creation? Good question.

Perhaps unfortunately, I didn’t have a life altering experience or a vision of some sort. There is no deep seeded desire to spread the word or achieve fame and fortune, not pertaining to this anyway.

No, I was on a mission to make a few extra bucks to supplement my retirement income. I remember my grandparents talking about how hard it was living on a fixed income, but I was young with a world awaiting to be conquered and it didn’t really sink in.

Boy does it now! The top 1% totally shut me out of their club …. come to think of it I’m not sure I finished in the 30% club. Anyway, no million dollar investment account to draw on. Just a small pension and social security.

I’m not griping, I have it better than a lot of other baby boomers, but I wanted a little bit more in my golden years.

That’s when I decided to try Affiliate Marketing through Click Bank. For those who don’t know, (I didn’t) affiliate marketing simply means selling some else s’ product and receiving a commission for each sale. It’s a whole lot more complicated than that, but I actually don’t know enough to explain it in detail. In any event you get the idea.

That’s when I came across this program which showed you how to renew, restore, resurrect, however you want to phrase it, batteries. Batteries of all sizes, uses, power and etc. What a find! Make money by selling something that saves people money. Can’t get any better than that.

I had no idea how far reaching this decision would take me. As I began to research the subject I kept detouring and branching off into other areas which are either directly or indirectly affected by batteries. The effects are enormous, at least for me they were.

That’s when I decided to join my money making venture with a journey of learning about science, the environment and God knows what else I’ll kick up as I stumble along.

I want to invite you to come along with me as I explore the world of batteries and Mother Earth.