The simple answer here is planning. You need at least a 3-day supply of water for your family during an emergency (7 days if you’re feeling even more prepared!), and it’s easier to calculate this than you might think.
Here’s the easiest way to calculate the amount of water you need for an emergency:
- Write down the name of ONE of your household members
- Write down the usual amount of water they consume in a day
- Then write down how many SERVINGS of each item above they usually have
Multiply that by the “supply day” (x3 / x7 / x 14)
Repeat that list process for the next household member
And then the next household member…
And then the next…
And do the exact same for every pet
Once you've made a list for each human and pet, that will give you an estimate of how many servings of water you need to stock for each member of your household.
All of our kits at JUDY contain enough water to support you for up to 72 hours, but as any good prepper will tell you, disasters don’t have a time limit. This is why we’re partnering with our friends at Guzzle H2O to make sure you have even MORE ways to ensure access to clean water, anywhere. Learn more about it HERE.
Have more questions about how to ensure you have clean water during an emergency? Feel free to reach out to us directly. We’ve got you covered.
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