Basic Survival Kit-Water

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Basic Survival Kit-Water

    This is the first of the Basic Survival Kit (BSK) series

After 3 days you will die without water, this is an undeniable fact.

Water is one of the things that we take for granted in our society. Don’t believe me? Walk into any convenience store and glance at the refrigerator. Yet despite these this, when a disaster situation occurs, many are surprised at how quickly those supplies dries up. As with many other post, please do not wait until you are told the water supply is inaccessible, by then it is too late. According to this is the BASIC amount of water you should have:

  • One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
    • I need to highlight sanitation- if your electricity/water have gone down, your shower/tub is down. The idea of a sponge bath makes you shutter, try not showing for three days in the middle of summer, you will find it a lot more appealing. 
    • That recommendation is for a healthy adult.
      • You also need to take into account your living situation, if you live in San Diego, where heat stroke isn’t a real danger, this guideline works for you, However, if you live in Phoenix, AZ your going to need more, consider doubling your needs as a baseline.
      • Also realize that children and elderly members of your family are going to need more water. 
        • Consider 2 gallons per child. 
      • For you animal lovers, one gallons should work for a 5 days:
        • One fill up per morning
      • You need to keep AT LEAST a three-day supply of water per person.
        • Family of four should look like this:
          • Father and Mother = 4 gallons per day x 3 = 12 gallons
          • Three kids = 6 gallons per day x 3 = 18 gallons
          • Family pets = 1 gallon for 5 days = 1 gallon

That is a total of 31 gallons of water to meet the BASIC needs of your family for 3 days. Now don’t pull your hair out, let me give you some suggestions:

  • The Dollar Tree has 1 gallon jugs of Crystal Geyser water for, you guessed it, $1. You can get your entire supply for under $40. 
  • You local supermarket has their version of jugs of water, within a similar price point.
  • You can try grabbing bottles of water, which is fine. The only problem is that they will take up more space, but water is water.
  • Consider something like a reusable portable water filter with the ability to filtrate out microns.
  • Also consider a LifeStraw personal water filter 

Remember this formula, 2=1 and 1=0. You can go the very basic, just consider this, what happens if your emergency goes a week?

Good Luck, Good Hunting


Written by: LoneRhody

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