There are various disasters that could hit you anytime soon. Most of the time, the most important thing is no longer available: water. You can probably survive about 3 days without drinking quality water. You should therefore stock up on a sufficient supply of water. But how much water should you store? Won’t that be bad? What should you do if you realize that there might be no more water available?
We answer these questions in today’s blog post.
Build the water supply
First of all, you should consider how much water you actually need. The Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance recommends having an emergency supply for 10 days per person at home. An average adult should drink about 2 litres per day. Accordingly, you should store at least 20 litres of drinking water per adult.
However, do not forget about personal hygiene. Especially in emergency situations, this should not be neglected to protect yourself from illness. You should also take into account the water required for this when you create your water supply.
Now you can buy the water or fill it into suitable water canisters and thus create your water supply.
Do business dynamically
You never know when disaster might hit you. Maybe in 10 years or tomorrow. But what do you do with your water supply? Make the water go bad?
That’s exactly what you shouldn’t do. Instead, you should do business dynamically. In doing so, you use up the water you have created and constantly refill it with fresh water. Put the fresh water at the back and the older containers with water further forward. In this way, you always use the older water first and do not waste this valuable reserve.
With this method, however, you should make sure that you continue to build up the water supply. That means you shouldn’t wait too long to refill it. Otherwise, you could end up in one of those situations you’ve been trying to prepare for.
Storage of the water supply
If you create your water supply, it should be in a dark, dry and cool room. Germs spread much faster in a bright, humid and warm environment. You should therefore avoid such storage locations for better durability.
The basement is probably one of the best places to store supplies. For most of us, the basement is a bit colder and darker.
In addition, you should always store the water in well-closable containers. The containers must also be perfectly clean. There must not be any residue of food or similar in it. Otherwise, there is a risk of mould growth. The water would very quickly become completely unusable.
However, there are other questions about storage:
Where is the best place to store water – on the floor or on shelves? We propose shelves. This will improve space utilization because you want to keep as large a water supply as possible. Shelves also have another advantage. If the disaster that has occurred is a flood, there is a higher chance that you will still be able to use part of your water supply.
Second, you should think about the form in which you want to store the water. For example in glass bottles, plastic bottles or canisters. Depending on which product you choose, you have to consider other things and find out about them.
If you plan to create a water supply, you should consider a few things. First of all how much water do you need for 10 days and in which room do you have space for storage? Once you have made these considerations, you can build up your water supply. You should also consider dynamic management.
Better to be prepared than unprepared. A water supply will not harm you and may even save your life in one situation or another.
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