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Having enough drinking water to survive an emergency situation should be top on everyone’s list.
FEMA suggests having about 2 weeks supply of drinking water on hand. That is a good amount, but for the long term you need other solutions.
Bottled water is probably the most obvious way to store water for emergencies. But the trouble with bottles is they take up too much room.
Another option is to fill up your tub. Having other solutions will increase your chances of survival.
I have done many posts on how to store rainwater over the years. However, not too many on how to store drinking water. This article on long term storage of drinking water is thorough and information-packed.
On average you’ll need one gallon of water per person per day. Half a gallon is used for drinking and the other half is used for hygiene.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar