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Emergency Water: Unlock the Secret to Long-lasting Storage

by | Apr 19, 2023 | Prepping Basics | 0 comments

Hey there, fellow preppers and survival enthusiasts! Have you ever wondered how to unlock the secret to long-lasting emergency water storage? Well, you’re in luck! Today, we’re going to dive deep into the world of water storage and reveal the keys to keeping your emergency supply fresh and ready for any situation. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, get comfy, and let’s explore the ins and outs of maintaining a reliable and long-lasting emergency water stash. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this!

When it comes to survival preparedness, water storage is a crucial aspect. Both the CDC and FEMA recommend having at least one gallon of water per person in your household per day, with a minimum three-day supply. Ideally, you should aim for a two-week supply of food and water. However, depending on your location and circumstances, you might need a more substantial water supply.

Most of us rely on city water utilities, but it’s essential to consider where that water comes from and how accessible it will be during a disaster. For example, water sources can be cut off due to power outages, leaving us without a reliable supply. This got me thinking about my own water situation and what I could do to ensure that I have a sufficient supply in case of emergencies.

I started by evaluating the water sources around me, such as water towers, natural springs, swimming pools, streams, and even rain collection systems. Of course, collecting rainwater requires a robust filtration system and chemical treatment to ensure the water is safe for consumption. I also considered the logistics of accessing these sources, as carrying water buckets over long distances may not be practical.

Once I identified my water sources, I focused on treating the water to make it safe for consumption. I learned that there are several methods for treating water, including bleach, iodine, potassium hypochlorite, and various filtration systems. You can find more information on these methods in our video archive.

As for storing water at home, I explored several options, including cases of bottled water, large five-gallon jugs, reused juice jugs and soda bottles, water bricks, and food-grade barrels. Each option has its pros and cons, so it’s essential to choose the one that works best for your situation.

Personally, I found barrels and the innovative Waterfull product to be the most suitable for my needs. The Waterfull container provides roughly seven days’ worth of water for a family of four, plus a couple of extra gallons for pets. It connects to your house’s regular water hose, and as you use your hose for everyday tasks, the water in the container is constantly circulated, meaning you don’t have to worry about treating or rotating the water every six months.

Remember, it’s crucial to have at least one gallon of water per person in your household per day. We’ve covered water treatment and filtering in other videos you can find in our archive. That’s why it’s essential to prepare ahead of time. Stay safe, and keep learning, my fellow survivalists!

Well, folks, there you have it! We’ve journeyed through the realm of emergency water storage, and I hope you’ve found some valuable insights to keep your supply safe, fresh, and long-lasting. Water storage solutions may take up space and cost money, but in an emergency, you may not have time to deal with water storage. So, stay prepared and keep honing your survival skills. Until next time, stay safe, stay hydrated, and keep thriving in this ever-changing world. Cheers to your ever-ready emergency water stash!

Emergency Water: Unlock the Secret to Long-lasting Storage