How Do We Store Water?

How Do We Store Water?

A person can survive approximately three days without water which is the reason it is first on my priority list.  FEMA suggests having (1) gallon of water per person per day.  If you’re storing water for more than one person the gallons can add up.  A question that Preppers ask is how do we store water in our home?  Long-term water storage can be troublesome taking up a lot of storage space.  Storing drinking water long term takes planning and prep work.  Below are simple easy ideas for storing water.

How Do We Store Water?

 1. Five Gallon Jugs

How Do We Store Water


2. Rain Barrels

How Do We Store Water

3. Miscellaneous Containers

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4. Water Bottles

How Do We Store Water


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5. Bathtub

How Do We Store Water


6. Water Heater

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How Do We Store Water


How It Adds Up

I calculated my water storage one weekend and this was the list:

(10) 5 Gallon Water Bottles = 50 Gallons

50 Gallon Gutter Rain Catchers = 50 Gallons

Miscellaneous Water Around The House = 20 Gallons

(1) Water Heater = 50 Gallons

(2) The Bathtub Water Storage Reservoir= 200 Gallons

Total: 370 Gallons


There are (2) people in my household so we have approximately a 6 month supply.

How Do We Store Water

Note:  To cut down on water usage, my plan is to use baby wipes for upkeep on personal hygiene.  I also will use disposable pans, plates & utensils for food preparation.  It’s important to have some water purifying methods as well.

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