Don’t Forget the Water!

Because we have water at our fingertips we often put off storing it until they have shut off the water on your street to fix a pipe or some other emergency.  Water is the most important part of your emergency storage and it’s easy to do.  If you purchase 1 extra case of water each time you go to the grocery store, you will see your water storage grow quickly and with little effort.  Plan on having 3 -4 cases of water for each person in your family. A two week supply is 14 gallons per person or 1 gallon per day.  The water bottles are easy to carry and rotate.  Other options for water storage are the 5 and 6 gallon jugs, the 25 gallon barrels, and the 55 gallon barrels.  Make sure that you add clorox or a water purification solution to your jugs and barrels to avoid getting algae or slime in your water.  Rotate your water each year to keep a fresh supply.  If you store water in the barrels, you will want to make sure to get a water pump.  The cost of the pump is about $10.00.  I found mine at Walmart, but you can get one from Emergency Essentials, or any other emergency supply store.  Make sure to check out our post “Water with a Twist.”  The water amounts listed above are specifically for drinking and preparing food.  You will still need water for cleaning and sanitation.

Posted on May 13, 2009, in Emergency Preparedness, Everything Family, Food Storage, Food Storage & Emergency Preparedness and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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