Sunday, February 27, 2011

Top Ten Prepping Mistakes - Mistake #3 - Insufficient Water Storage

Many people don't have the luxury of being close to a good source of water such as a lake, stream or river. Water is a necessity for many, cleaning and maintaining proper hygiene. Even if you have a good water source you will need the proper means to filter and purify your water.

Many types of food items require a certain amount of water to process them. Powdered milk, dry bulk food items such as rice or pasta are just a few. Dehydrated food items also need water in order to successfully make a meal. Many can foods have additional water in them but can still require additional water for cooking.

You will also need water for drinking and hygiene purposes. At a minimum of one gallon per day, you're talking about a large amount of water for just a 72 hour period.

Making sure you have adequate supplies of water during an emergency should be a priority.

Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.



Spud said...

If ya like Tannic Acid there is plenty water here in Floriduh

YeOldFurt said...

Having gone through a "water problem" this past winter for several days, I'd think the ratio should be 5 gallons per person per day and that'd be real difficult to store up. A fresh water source along with purification is vitally important. I'm thinking 300 gallons would just be a "starter" point.

Riverwalker said...

To: Spud

I think I'll stick with my creek water...



Riverwalker said...

To: YeOldFurt

I usually go with a minimum of 3 for drinking, one for cooking and one for taking a sponge bath.

Even at this level, this is about fifty pounds of water that will only last two people just three days...and I keep a minimum of 30 days. This is with a fairly good source for additional water and a water water filtration and purification set-up.



BTW, Hope you're feeling better. Knew you'd been "under the weather" to speak.

Lorene said...

Sure could use advice living in suburbia with no water sources near by and no way near enough room to store water for a family of 4 for more than a day or two.

riverwalker said...

To: Lorene

I will try to post some ideas for practical water storage for those in suburbia. Hopefully, some of these ideas may help.

Thanks Lorene.