Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tada's Goal: Week 16

Tada's Goal: The rules

1. Each week buy the items listed and store them.
2. Use a permanent marker to write the date purchased to aid in stock rotation.
3. Buy the largest quantity you can afford and store, don't go overboard and stay within your budget.
4. If you miss a week, skip it and go on. Don't get behind.
5. Replace items as you use them
6. Share good deals with your friends and family. Everyone loves discounts
7. Store properly

Week 16: Water

This week is our water storage.  It is probably one of the most important things to have in your house and something that is often forgotten.  I remember reading an email when Hurricane Sandy hit and one of the things the people involved wished they would have had more of was water storage.  For a while now whenever we finish drinking a gallon of milk I rinse out the container and fill it with water.  Then I store these under my bathroom sink.  They are marked "non-drinking" because they wouldn't be suitable to drink, but they would be great for flushing toilets, washing dishes, etc.  We have also purchased 15 (there are 5 of us at my house, so 1 gallon of water per person per day, ideally having a 3 day supply per person (1x5)3 = 15).  I just bought the prepackaged drinking water from Walmart,  They were $0.88 each.  This gave us a good start on our water supply.  A few other tips are listed below:
  • 1 gallon of water per person, per day, for drinking & sanitation
  • children, nursing mothers and people who are sick may need more water
  • A medical emergency might require more water
  • If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary
  • Keep at least a three day supply of water per person in your house
Storing water:
It is recommended that you purchase commercially bottled water, in order to prepare the safest and most reliable emergency water supply.  Keep bottled water in its original container and do not open until you need to use it.  Store in cool, dark place.

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