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Tuesday Time to Tackle: Emergency Water Supply

Last week, I wrote about having shoes and a flashlight near my bed in case of emergency.  This week, I worked on my water storage.


The standard recommendation is to store 1-2 gallons of water per person per day, although more might be needed in extreme temperatures or in the event of a medical emergency.  Plan on storing enough water to meet your needs for 3 days.  Two weeks would be even better.  

We have four 55-gallon barrels filled with water, as well as some bottled water (in gallon bottles and also in smaller bottles).  We also have a pump for the 55-gallon barrels, to make the water more accessible for use.  This week, we partially drained and refilled one of the barrels--both to rotate the water, and also to practice using the pump.


We hadn't rotated the water in a while, and were pleasantly surprised to find the water still fresh and clear.  Using the pump was quite easy, and it was helpful to review where we keep it, as well as the location of the tool to open the water barrel.  

If you haven't started storing water, you might want to pick up a gallon or two at the grocery store this week.  Start small, and before you know it, you'll be prepared!


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Thanks for water.

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  1. Great advice! We also keep a 24 pack of bottle water in the trunk of both cars just in case we can't get to the water stored in the house or in case we are out when something tragic happens.

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  2. We never had an earthquake kit when we lived in LA, but we sure have stuff ready for a tornado now that we're in Missouri! At least, we have a little warning before a tornado, enough time to put on sturdy tennis shoes, grab purses and wallets and keys, and head to the basement. Not so much with an earthquake. Glad your pump worked when you tested it!

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  3. We need this advice here in Sing.....very dry here!

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