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Water Storage

The average American household uses 400 gallons of water each day for everything from bathing to watering their lawn. With that figure in mind we can say without a doubt that water storage is the single most important aspect of any good emergency food storage plan. Unfortunately, this key element is often overlooked. In the event of an emergency or disaster situation water is needed for hydration, food preparation, basic hygiene and first aid, etc. The human body can’t survive for very long without water, the rule of thumb is about 3 days – much shorter than the amount of time we can survive without adequate food. About a ½ gallon of drinking water is needed per person per day for basic subsistence, another ½ gallon per person is needed for basic hygiene. That’s a gallon per day per person for very basic needs.

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