Be Smart and Don’t take water for granted!
You need to cache water just like you do food!
If you don’t have one already, build yourself a simple rain catch system.
Think Ahead and Prepare Accordingly.
As a person who has been prepping seriously for about 15 years I can tell you Water is probably one of the most overlooked and under-prepared for items in a household. So many folks stock up on ways to DISINFECT their water but not on actually storing the DRINKING water itself.
This article recommends stocking a gallon of water per person and pets for 3 Days. Speaking from experience, I can tell you a Gallon per day is the MINIMUM and depends on your environment and specific situation. Where I live, that means 103 degrees with 90% humidity in the summer. Also, In the last two disasters we lived through, Hurricane Rita and Ike, our water was out for an average of 17 days due to flood water contamination. So adding this all together, I stock at least 2 Gallons per person and animal for a minimum of 2 weeks or more. That means if you are an “average” family of 4 with a dog and a cat, that would equal 12 gallons per day (Six Total x 2 Gallons Each) x 14 days= 168 gallons of drinking water stored.
I would also HIGHLY recommend making two things NOW:
Seven Things you Need to Know about your Drinking Water
Current events in Flint, Michigan remind us all that the drinking water we take for granted is not always as safe as everyone assumes. Here are seven things everyone should know.
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