These times we live in are uncertain. You only need to watch the news to hear all the problems society faces, uncertainty and insufficient peace. Although we do not understand what the near future holds, if we are prepared, we can be ready, calm and also have the satisfaction of knowing our family will be safe. This article will discuss four Solutions for Emergency Water Storage that you are able to implement into your emergency management plan.
A vital initial step in your emergency plan is to keep pure, safe drinking water close by. On an average, normal day, many people need a minimum of two quarts which is a (half gallon) of water. Individuals residing in hot conditions, children, nursing moms and individuals with illness need much more. Water can also be required for individual hygiene and preparing food. Recommendations are a minimum of one gallon per person, each day.
Planning your personal water containers is usually dependent on your own situation. Three factors to work with that will help you choose which way is best for you are: cost, space for storage needed and shelf life.
The 4 Solutions for Emergency Water Storage are:
1.Bottled water bought out of your local supermarket, drug or grocery store. We discover sales about every-other month on bottled water. We can purchase cases for $3.33, by utilizing coupons. This totals $1.02 per gallon. Not long ago at Walgreens they had a super sale going on. Cases priced at $1.99 with a 3 case limit. No biggie, Bruce and I went up to the register separately then went to the 3 different locations. Yes we stocked up.Everyone will require at least four bottles each day. This can be a great cost savings however it has two disadvantages. They only have a one to two year shelf life plus they require more space for storage and as it is suggested you should take the plastic wrap off from around the cases.
2.The second option would be 8.45oz Boxed Water. Everyone will require 7.5 boxes each day. This solution needs minimal quantity of space and every 8.5 Box could be saved individually. Unlike bottled water, this 8.45 fl. oz. Aqua Blox purified water was specifically designed for emergency preparedness. It is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and has a five year shelf life. Can be used as an ice pack.
3. 4.2oz Water Pouches would be the third solution. This water is approved for drinking use and has a five year shelf life. Mayday emergency water pouches contain 4.2 oz. of water and come individually packaged for easy transportation and storage.Each individual will require around 15 each day. These pouches are simple to store in small spaces and handy.
4.WaterBricks are a wonderful solution to convenient storage. The conical supports inside a water-brick allow enough support to stack them 4 feet high in your home or garage. The easy interlocking technology allows you to store more is less space. Since they are impenetrable, unlike canvas bags, WaterBricks are a solution for storing food items. The airtight seal eliminates most food odors. Made of BPA free plastic that contains a UV additive these bricks won’t crack, leak, or break down. The UV additive gives them a 15+ years of life. These bricks could be saved in lots of places.
Storing a minimum of a 2-week supply for your family members is a great starting point. When that isn’t possible store any amount you are able to. Please remember to not ration water if supplies start to get low. Always drink the amount needed for your size to maintain your body health today.
If your winter storm, hurricane, earthquake, or any other disaster strikes, you might not have clean, pure water and electricity for several days or perhaps weeks. If you have your home-store of emergency water supplies, you’ll have the ability to take care of your whole family. How do you store water?