from Ready Nutrition:
I realize the title of this article is grim, to say the least, but deaths due to dehydration or poorly treated water are 100% avoidable, if you have preparations in place. We tend to take for granted how readily available our water sources are. Simply turning the knob, we have water. But all of that changes when emergencies occur. Our municipal water sources quickly become contaminated for days or weeks following a disaster. As well, those who plan for emergencies usually follow recommendations from disaster organizations suggesting 1 gallon of water per person/per day. If we go by this suggestion, a family of 5 will need 35 gallons of water per week to survive a disaster. This is a gross underestimation that could cause life threatening issues if you run out and something that author, Daisy Luther discusses in her book, The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide.
1 gallon of water per person/per day is the minimum amount of water a person needs. This is strictly for drinking purposes only and does not take in account any sanitation needs, medical needs, etc. Victims of previous disasters say the suggested water amount provided by disaster organizations is not enough to get through a disaster. Many families use four times as much water in disasters. Luther’s book takes these common misconceptions into account and goes into detail on what to expect when water sources are questionable.
What The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide is About
The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide offers a step-by-step plan with straightforward information you can easily follow. Thanks to this book’s laser-focus on water, you’ll quickly learn how to:
•Store fresh water
•Purify water from lakes and rivers
•Dig a well for groundwater
In addition to harvesting water, you’ll gain the tools to keep large stores untainted for long periods of time, test the water you collect for dangerous toxins, and treat water-related illnesses that are commonly contracted during a disaster.
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