Welcome to DAY 7 of our 15 Minute Prepping Projects series. Today we are going to work on one of the most important things in emergency preparedness. We are going to FILL empty water containers and/or rotate our water supply.
Every day for the month of September we will celebrate National Preparedness Month by undertaking a small task to help us get more prepared. Do as few or as many days as you want. Jump in at any time. Do them out of order, or more than one in a day. And feel free to share what you are doing!
Click here and scroll to the bottom of the post to view all the past days’ projects.
Today’s task is a simple but important one that often gets neglected. Do you have any empty water storage containers just waiting to be filled up? Take fifteen minutes and FILL THEM UP today! If you are already prepared and have your water stored, today would be a good day to rotate it. Try to find ways to use the water such as for flushing toilets, watering plants, doing dishes, etc.
Water Storage Tips:
- Store water in “FOOD GRADE” or PETE plastic containers (stay away from milk jugs, but soda or juice bottles are suitable).
- Water Bricks are another good option. They are a heavier duty solution, can be stored outside, and can be stacked 3/4 bricks high. With a 3.5 gallon capacity they are transportable and easy to use in an emergency.
- Water should be rotated about once a year unless you treat it with water treatment drops like aquamira which can extend it to 4-5 years.
- Consider storing 1-2 two liter bottles in the cupboard of each bathroom. These can be used for an emergency toilet flushing or for water needs in an emergency without having to haul bigger jugs from room to room. This was suggested by a member of our Facebook Group and I LOVED the idea!
Hope you get a lot accomplished today and remember you can do anything for fifteen minutes!
Share Your Results
Did you complete your project today? I’d love to see your water storage solutions around your house! Here are some ways you can share:
Instagram: Use #15minuteprep and tag @jodi_foodstoragemadeeasy on any post or story you do featuring your project. You can follow the hashtag to see everyone’s projects and if you tag me I will repost in my stories throughout the day (if your account is public).
Facebook: Comment on the PINNED posts in my Facebook Group (If you are not a member yet I will try to get you added within 24 hours so you can play along). The most recent day should show up at the top and you can scroll to the right to see past days. I will try to share some of these to Facebook stories as well (no names will be used, don’t worry!)
Text me: If you are not already signed up to get the daily challenges via text just text 15minuteprep to 717-788-3663. You can always reply to the daily text with your “report” so I can cheer you on.
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder