Water is one of those basic 3’s of survival. If you don’t know what those are, they are generalizations that are good rules to keep in mind in any survival situation. They state that you can survive:
3 minutes without air
3 hours without shelter (in poor environmental conditions)
3 days without water
3 weeks without food
Water, you see, is a big deal…a…VERY…BIG…DEAL. Without it, you will not survive. This should be obvious to all those who would be reading this blog.
The body is made up of about 60% water. It needs water to keep all of its systems functioning properly. Your body loses some of its water every day, so it must be replenished somehow or otherwise it will cease to work. We MUST have water to survive. However, as it turns out, there are many potential events which can negatively affect one’s water supply. If you regularly watch the news, you can see that this happens quite often. Rivers can become contaminated, sewage can back up into a city’s water supply, wells can run dry, power outages can affect the water utilities, etc. In order to be prepared for such emergencies, it is wise to have some water stored for you and your loved ones.
The question then becomes: How much water should I store?