Day 3: Food Storage Christmas (water)

Christmas Gifts, Water
Water is the most necessary item to have stored! You can last without food for much longer then you can last without water. Make sure you stress the importance of water storage as you help people get started. Whichever option you choose, don't forget to add your Day 3 Tag! Options that are Free or Under $1 Water in Juice/Pop Jugs Did you know you can store water in Pop or Juice bottles. This a great little token to give someone to help them get started. Put a ribbon around it and add your Day 3 Tag to make it cute. Make sure you don't use empty milk jugs - the plastic in milk jugs will deteriorate. An Option that is $5-$30 Water Filter While we DEFINITELY recommend STORING water,…
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BabyStep 2: Water (revised)

7 Day Challenge
In order to get your ready for the Seven Day Challenge, we are going through revising and cleaning up all our BabySteps. We created the BabySteps to break down the vast amount of information in the "food storage world" when we first got started last summer. From the BabySteps, we developed the BabySteps Checklists as a way to split up the 10 steps over a one year period. We decided it would be good to revise each BabyStep as part of our Summer Crash Course. So jump in and get started ... it's not too late! This week we are covering BabyStep 2: Water (click here to view the full step) Updated key points relating to: Water storage for pets Storing water in multiple sizes of containers Refilling your water…
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Water Storage: Alternate Water Sources

Beyond the Babysteps, Water
In our BabyStep 2: Water Storage page we recommend to store a 2-week supply of water for your family. This should be enough to sustain you through the majority of shorter-term emergencies. But what if water is unavailable for a longer period of time? Do you know where the closest source of water to your house is? Are you sure the water is drinkable? Some people like to have several months to a year worth of water stored (check out these options discussed on the Utah Preppers website), but for a lot of us that just isn't practical. This post will discuss some other means of finding drinking water in case you are not as amazing as the "Preppers" folks are yet ;) Alternate Water Sources Water in your home…
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Water Purification Methods

Beyond the Babysteps, Water
This post is part of a series of more detailed information on water storage frequently asked questions which includes posts storage containers, alternate sources of water, water purification methods, and more. If you are just getting started in preparedness, we recommend visiting our BabyStep 2: Water page for some basic info on water storage. Contaminated water can contain parasites as well as microorganisms that cause disease such as dysentery, typhoid fever, salmonella, giardiasis, and hepatitis as well as having a bad odor and taste. You should purify ALL water before using it for drinking, food preparation, or hygiene. NO WATER CAN BE PRESUMED SAFE! Before you begin a purification process, it's a good idea to strain the water through some sort of filter such as layers of paper towel or…
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Water EMERGENCY!

About Us, Emergency Preparedness, Julie's Progress
For those of you who know my 18 month year old son, you will find this humorous, for the rest of you I beg for your sympathy! So today I woke up way too early with a sick child, and a husband who is out of town. I only got about 4 hours of sleep (the night before was around 2 hours). Anyways, I had to go to hockey practice and right when I got there my baby puked ALL over his seat. Luckily Grandma was there to tend and helped me clean it. Anyways, after hockey practice I got home and needed desperately to: -shower-bathe my child-wash the car seat in the laundry machine-run the dishwasher-cook dinner Well I turned my water on and within 10 seconds it trickled…
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I Got the Water Jugs! (Julie)

Julie's Progress, Water
Well there is not too much to say about it. I multiplied 3 members of my family X 1 gallon per day X 14 days. That's 42 gallons. I got 8, 6 gallon water jugs. So I think I'm covered. The trip to Walmart was exciting though. My baby thought he needed to help throw each jug out of the cart.
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Water Water Everywhere … (Jodi’s update)

Jodi's Progress, Water
4 people in my family X 1 gallon of water per day X 14 days = 56 gallons I bought 10 jugs (6 gallons each) just to be on the safe side. Confession: I went to fill them and realized I only had SCENTED bleach (see Step 2 page) so I couldn't do it. They are still empty :( Don't tell Julie though, she thinks I'm all on the ball since I bought them first!
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