Water

We cannot survive long without water. The recommendation is four litres per person per day for consumption, cooking and basic hygiene needs. Imagine a four-litre jug of milk -- that’s what you need for one person, per day.

Water storage is incredibly important; don’t place water containers directly on concrete floors. Chemicals and minerals will leach through the plastic and contaminate your water. Something as simple as using a couple of pieces of 2" x 4" and plywood or a wooden palette, are easy solutions to keep your water off the floor.

If you can’t store water, other options are purification tablets or filter systems, but not systems such as Brita since they will not take contaminants out of your water.

Camp containers with spigots are the best solution, even if they’re empty. Bulk water will be brought into the city to central locations if water pipes are broken, but you will need containers to bring the water home in.

If you’re storing bottled water, check the best before dates. If you’re filling your own camp containers with tap water, rotate them out every six months. There are helpful tips online on how to bottle your own water.

 

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