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Having enough drinking water to survive an emergency situation should be top on everyone’s list.
FEMA suggests having about 3 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: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.