Friday, July 18, 2008

Water, water anywhere?

Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person. Store a minimum of one gallon of water per person per day (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for food preparation and sanitation). Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. If you have an event such as a hurricane, or another disaster that you can plan for, and will be staying put, you can easily increase your available water by filling containers such as mixing a bowl, or coffee pot, or just about any other food safe product, just remember to drink the water from them 1st, and always watch out for contamination. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and strenuous activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and people who are sick will also need more.

-- Tim Krabec

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