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Our first-world approach to water is very interesting. For many in the world, they drink water that we wouldn’t even step in with our shoes on! That is real. That water also kills many of the people who drink it.
Americans are so used to clean and safe water is a right that its a serious problem when it goes out. Have you ever experience the water tap running dry? It doesn’t happen often here but when it does, you need an answer.
Sometimes hurricanes or earthquakes can bust pipes and water service is interrupted. For many Americans that leave them with what they have in the Brita and that’s it! Dont be in that position.
If you have started storing water, have you any idea how long it will last you? Most preppers are storing far too little water.
How Much Water You Should Store
Most preppers get this wrong because the old line was that you store 1 gallon of water per person per day. That just ain’t enough! You need more water than that per day. You need it for things like cooking and cleaning.
Start storing 3 gallons of water per person per day. That is the way to go. Then you will have something.
How Long Will It Last?
Depending on how you store it, water can last a long time. If you cycle through it or dump it for new water, well, it can last even longer.
Pay close attention to the type of containers you store water in. Be wary about things like BPA and be very careful about the sunlight hitting it. If you are storing tap water you will find that algae will grow in that water.
Water storage is imperative, you have to be prepared to react if the water sources you rely on go away.