The most important thing you will need to have on hand if the bottom were to drop out of everything is drinking water. While one quart of drinking water a day will sustain life, one gallon of drinking water per day is recommended.
Estimates vary on how long a person can go without water but the general answer is three days before there are very serious and cruel side effects. Much depends on the temperature, the age and health of the individual, and the circumstances.
Begin Today: Look around for at least one container you can use to store water and do it!
Heavy plastic bottles like soda pop or juice bottles are great Just make sure that what the container held originally was safe to eat or drink and they have been washed before reusing. Empty bleach bottles are the only exception. You can use well-washed plastic milk jugs if necessary but they will crack in time.
It is recommended that you store a minimum three-day supply of water, per person, but it would be best to have a two-week supply for each family member.
Number in my family _____ X 3 gallons per person = _______gallons minimum.
Number in my family _____ X 14 gallons per person = _____ gallons preferred.
Continue: Refilling and storing acceptable containers as you acquire them.
When drinkable water is properly stored it should have an indefinite shelf life. If desired, to maintain the optimum drinking quality of the water, you may choose to refill the containers every six months.
Watch your Progress: It's that simple to provide water insurance for
your family . . just in case!
If you want to dive deeper into water storage information, click on the link below to go to my previous post What if you turned on the tap and nothing came out?
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