HOW MUCH WATER DO I NEED?
.The general rule of thumb is that you’ll need one gallon of water per person per day. Half a gallon is used for drinking and the other half is used for hygiene. That number will go up depending on a whole host of factors. If you live in a hot climate or have pregnant or nursing women in your group, you’ll want to store more water. 

So the question becomes, how many days without water should you prep for?
Well that depends on how prepared you want to be for varying degrees of disaster. FEMA recommends that everyone have enough water to last three days should your regular water source be disrupted. Three days of water should be enough to get you through the periods of water shut-off or contamination that can happen during natural disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, and ice storms. Three days is a good starting point, but even during run-of-the-mill disasters, water access can be down for much longer than that. My personal recommendation  is that you should have at least two weeks worth of water on hand. So for a single person, that’s 14 gallons of water. For a family of four, that would mean you’d need 56 gallons of water. That's quite a bit of water to store. You need to assess your needs and capabilities to store water to determine how much you can keep on hand. Make sure you do your homework and find out what options work for your situation and budget. We'll discuss different water storage methods on a later post.


​IN ANY DISASTER ONE OF THE FIRST CRITICAL SHORTAGES WILL BE A SUPPLY OF CLEAN DRINKING WATER.