Today’s news is filled with stories that are scary. Between natural disasters and wide spread violence… chances are, when you find yourself in an emergency situation – its too late for you to run to the store.
According to Ready.gov… You should store at least one gallon of water per person for three days. Why three days? Most governmental agencies seem to think that 3 days is the maximum about of days it will take for “help to arrive”. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to taking advice from the government – especially when it could be a matter of life or death – I would rather go even further. Plus, is there a downside to having more water on-hand then you need? I think not!
I know, I know – you have a water source near your house… this is not a good plan. First, that water source could be become contaminated (Elk River chemical spill) – Second, hauling all that water will be hard work… which is not what you want to be doing in an emergency situation.
Are your wheels turning yet? How much water would your household need and how long would you like to have safe water?
If you were downstream of that chemical spill at Elk River WV… it would have been upward of a week, before you were told it was safe to use the municipal water.
I am not an expert… but one week of “potable water” would be the least amount of water that I would want to have on-hand. Two weeks sounds alot better. Water is easily stored for five+ years – so you don’t have to do much.
Do me a favor – and at least think about protecting your family against the uncertainly tomorrow brings.
Good luck and stay safe!