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
2. Rain Barrels
3. Miscellaneous Containers
4. Water Bottles
Last Minute Water Storage
6. Water Heater
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.
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.