Budget Prep: Rain Catchment

You don’t have to spend lots of money to make a functional rain catchment system. With found materials, prepper David Appleton creates a simple system to catch rainfall.

Materials You Need:

Old Gutter, cleaned 


Trash Can, cleaned

Duct Tape


What good will it do? Collecting rainwater can be used for gardening, livestock, irrigation, and in many places even used as drinking water.

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  1. Joseph
    August 24, 2013, 9:06 pm

    In doomsday castle does NG make the girls wear skin tight pants and pushup bras for ratings? I don’t know who the CEO is of NG but he needs to be replaced…

  2. Ed_B
    Pacific NW USA
    September 6, 2013, 12:24 am

    Rain catchment is good. What would be really nice to see would be a method of either diverting rainwater from a downspout and into a rain barrel or letting it go down the drain if the barrel is full. Being able to switch back and forth easily would be good..

    Love the DD Prepper show and all the creative things that people do to prep with what they have or can come up with cheaply but wish that the NG crew would stop telling us that economists don’t think that an economic collapse is likely. These people are wrong WAY more than they are right, so their credibility is minimal. When was the last time any economist said that something was in a bubble before it popped? Never! Most of them work for the very organizations that are failing to stop a collapse from happening.

  3. Dee
    October 19, 2013, 1:31 pm

    When I was a child I remember my grandparents having a cistern (I think that’s what it was called) in their basement for catching water. The gutters were fed directly into that basement area/cistern. Being in the basement the water was protected and had less chance of evaporation. This was a common practice by our ancestors.