Before You Do Anything Else - Water (#13)
Before you do anything else with this information, your first job is to get water stored for your family. We’ll look at the options that are available and then you can plan accordingly based on your family and your resources.
Don’t put this off. Either this morning, this afternoon, tonight, or tomorrow morning you must take care of this. Don’t do one more thing in this course until you take care of this.
Big plans start with the first small step. Water is your first step.
How Much to Store
A general rule of thumb is to store one gallon per person, per day. So if you have a family of 5, you need a minimum of 5 gallons for each day. If you are going to store enough water for 3 days, then you need 15 gallons. A week means 35 gallons. A month means roughly 150 gallons.
The amount you want per person per day will depend on how you are going to keep clean, the time of year, where you live, and what else you are storing. We’ll talk more about sanitation in later entries, but this is simply to get you started.
I personally think one gallon per person per day is not nearly enough, but that is the general guideline so we’ll go with it.
Water in the Home Worksheet
There is a Water in the Home worksheet to help you think through how much water your particular home needs to store for emergencies.
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