Water is our life blood, as humans we are largely composed of water and without it we will die in a very short time.
Having water stored is the first step. If your tap water supply is contaminated, as we have seen in a couple of cities in this past year, then you are quickly in a situation of panic buying if you don’t have any stored and you will find that 98% of the rest of your community are doing the same. Stores quickly run out as this is many times their normal stock rotation and they struggle to get supplies in to meet demand. Now if this is a wider event, such as a hurricane, then you will see very long lines, limits on what you can purchase and stocks run out in the same day as they come in. In the situation such as a hurricane fuel, basic staples such as bread, milk and other items run out in the same fashion. In a lot of cases most families don’t have the budget to suddenly run out and buy a dozen cases of water, if they are even available.
In this section we will look at options for obtaining, storing and making clean and safe drinking water.