Intro: Long Term Water Storage
The first thing off the shelves in the advent and aftermath of a disruptive event is bottled water. Clean water must be part of your family’s emergency preparedness plans.
Recommendation for drinking and cooking water per person per month:
Drinking: 15 gallons of clean water for drinking per person per month.
Cooking: Freeze-dried food uses 3/4 to 1 cup of water to rehydrate.
Recommended: 7.5 gallons of cooking water per person per month.
Total of drinking and cooking: 22.5 gallons
This is roughly the size: L 22 x W 11 x H 30"
Hygiene: Grey water, not quality drinking water is fine.
Don’t forget drinking water for your pet!
Step 1: Water Preserver
- Water brick or other water storage system
- Water Preserver - 8 drops per gallon, extends shelf life of water to 5 years.
- Treats against bacteria, viruses
Step 2: Fill It Up!
- Put water preserver according to instructions into the container first.
- Fill up water container but leave a 5-inch space at the top.
Step 3: Seal Tight
Step 4: Mark the Container
3.5 gallon water brick = 7 bricks per person
About 22.5 gallons
Step 5: Don't Forget Your Buddy!
Don't forget to plan for your pets too.
Step 6: Container Storage
- Disperse your water storage containers throughout the house.
- Dark places are better, no direct sunlight.
- Do not store ALL your water reserves in one place.
- Why? In case part of your home becomes inaccessible or hostiles try to steal your reserves.
- Sleep in peace knowing you have prepared.