WHY WATER STORAGE?
Ever wondered to yourself why water storage is such a big deal? What’s so important about having a water filter on hand?
Read over the information below to get a helpful overview of water storage and purification, including essential gear you’ll need to prepare your own supply of water in case of an emergency.
WATER STORAGE FAST FACTS
Take a look at the list below. You can see how water storage quickly becomes about more than just clean drinking water! Prepare a good supply in advance to meet your most essential needs in a disaster. In order of importance, you’ll need water to:
FEMA and The Red Cross recommend that you store a minimum of one gallon of water per person per day, which will only cover your most basic needs: drinking, some cooking, and minimal hygiene (think sponge bath). For anything beyond that, you’ll need to store additional water. And don’t forget water for your pets!
Store as much water as possible; aim for two weeks of stored water. Start small—enough for just one day—then build up to three days, one week, etc.
Good water storage options include food-grade emergency water barrels (or other containers like water tanks or jugs), boxed water kits you fill yourself, and pre-packaged water like emergency drinking water pouches or small, pre-filled water boxes. If you are an urban prepper or live in a hurricane-prone area, consider a temporary bathtub water storage system like the AquaPod.
WATER FILTRATION AND PURIFICATION
Invest in a couple of different methods to purify and filter water, especially if you can’t have permanent water storage because of limited space.
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