Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop To Drink

We need to stop and pay attention to the crisis in Jackson, Mississippi. Water is the life source of everything on the planet. The Human being on average can survive 30 days without water but only 3 days without food. This may be the most overlooked item in survival and in general everyday activity. Why? Because we have easy access to it. We turn on a water faucet in our homes, water fountains at school or work, fire hydrants, or go to the grocery store and buy our favorite brand of water either alkaline, spring, or distilled. The bottom line is that you have choices. However, what happens when those choices become limited?

Regardless, if your water has been shut off, or there is a problem with the city's infrastructure and a water main breaks or a sewage problem occurs. The question remains the same are you prepared?

To start off, remember the basic rule 1 gallon per person per day. Now add 1 gallon making it 2 gallons per person (always try to double what is recommended) to keep hydrated, personal hygiene, and cooking. I suggest that you continue to buy your normal weekly supply of water then add 1 extra case to your storage. Store bottled water in a dry cool dark place.

I then suggest purchasing 55-gallon water storage BPA-free and food grade approved.https://amzn.to/3BJDVOa or a rain barrel https://amzn.to/3Stjzjv (check your local city requirements because in some cities collecting water is illegal). Try using portable water storage that can be broken down and stored to save space https://amzn.to/3UCxoxi. I would also recommend water bricks that stack and layer like bricks. Each container holds 3.5 gallons of water https://amzn.to/3UCxoxi this is good for breaking down water quickly when you have to move to a different location you can stack them neatly in a vehicle or to another bug-out location.

For water storage on the go, you should have a water bladder in your go bag (we will discuss this in future blogs) https://amzn.to/3UCxoxi . You should carry a stainless steel water bottle with a filter https://amzn.to/3flNfAl . Your water bottle should be durable and able to contain hot/cold items for long periods of time. The filter allows you to get water from unknown sources that you suspect might not be clean. It would probably be your most useful tool. Have a water straw https://amzn.to/3fe1veh as a backup when you come across unknown water sources such as streams, lakes, water pipelines, etc. You are able to collect water with a filter that Removes bacteria & parasites: The microfiltration membrane removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella) and 99.999% of waterborne parasites (including giardia and cryptosporidium). Then you have your standard ways of water purification such as purification tablets https://amzn.to/3C78oHo , https://amzn.to/3DToZzu. Bleach can also help with the purification of water, be careful not to use too much only a few drops per gallon. Boiling is another way to help kill waterborne organisms that may harm you.

Continue to examine ways that work for you to store water. Remember that water is heavy to carry around so strategize how you will be storing water and moving water on the go. One of the things I found useful is water packs https://amzn.to/3xP6N6v they are compact you can freeze them and use the in your cooler but in a emergency you can open them and drink them.

Until next time stay safe.

James M Muhammad

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