What should you do about emergency water storage? A general rule of thumb from many sources say you should have at least one gallon of water per person, per day, stored away for drinking and sanitation (this includes a gallon per pet if you want them to live). Do you have the needed water? Well, don’t feel bad if you don’t, since most people don’t. It’s hard to persuade people to get water and food storage (though it’s quite easy to persuade them to buy a Big Mac or the latest iPhone). Most people don’t know where to begin and, to be honest, it’s not on their mind anyway. Out of sight, out of mind. Water storage is one of the most crucial steps in preparing for an emergency yet it’s one of the most neglected. I’ll put it this way: If you are driving on the highway, you want to have a spare tire around correct? You may not use it very often, but it sure comes in handy when you need it. A spare tire can save you a lot of grief, time, and money. Water storage can save your life.
Let me ask you a few questions. What would happen if your towns water supply became contaminated? What if you were put on water restrictions and did not have enough water to drink? What if a natural disaster prevented you from having access to clean water supply? What would you do? Where would you go? Do you have an emergency water storage? Recently my town had a few pipes break up in the mountain and they did not find it until over a million gallons of water had already been lost. The entire town (albeit it is a very small town) was put on water restrictions. We could only water our lawns about once a week. To make matters worse, during this time another valve broke in the city’s well. Another million gallons of water gone. All outside watering was restricted entirely. Not even watering of outside gardens was allowed. Everyone’s lawn became brown quickly. Well, everyone except the dirty rotten cheaters that decided the restriction did not apply to them. Let me tell you, if the town is on water restrictions and you are the only one with a green lawn… expect a ticket from law enforcement or at least a dirty look from your neighbor. But anyway, what would have happened if one more thing was to go wrong and we did not have any water supply from the town at all? Think about that. You turn on the faucet or go to your fridge to get a drink of water and nothing comes out. Ever fasted from water? You won’t last long, I guarantee it. You can go without food much longer than you can go without water.
Clean water is a difficult commodity to come by during an emergency or even just in third world countries. So how do you prepare? Honestly, just do SOMETHING. Fill up old soda bottles. Buy several packs of bottled water and store it under your bed if you lack space. Better yet, grab some 5 gal. jugs to fill up if you need to pick up and go. If you get to stay in your house, find a place for 15 gal. or 55 gal. jugs. If you don’t have space, make it. If you are going to a country where the water quality is questionable, bring your own water or something to purify it with (*cough*… ION… *cough*). Okay that was cheesy… but read on.
Now, there are many variables that come into play once you have an emergency water storage. How long do you plan to keep that water stored? Where are you storing it? What kind of container are you using? Plastic water bottles and soda bottles are okay for short term. You can rotate through it and it won’t be too bad. But if you start getting 5, 15, or 55 gallon drums, you might not want to rotate through it all that often because that would just suck. This is especially the case for containers that store hundreds of gallons of water. Those are long term storage options and you’ll definitely want to treat the water. If you don’t treat it, the chance of some sort of contamination increases. Different toxins from certain types of plastics can seep into the water. Anaerobic bacteria can grow. The water can become stale and gross.
Personally, I have several hundred gallons for my emergency water storage in a top secret underground vault that only I know the code to. Just kidding it’s in my basement. But don’t tell anyone. Anyway, I use ION: Stabilized Oxygen to purify and treat the water. ION produces an environment that is not conducive for anaerobic bacteria to grow. The formula also kills bad bacteria, toxins, and toxic chemicals. I know that ION will keep my water safe and good to drink for at least 7 or more years. I’ve heard of people rotating through their water storage every 6 months! I’m not going to lie, I would likely not have any long term water storage if I thought I would have to rotate through it that often. Bottom line is, if I am put on water restrictions, or some type of emergency arises, I have my “spare tire” in the basement. I know that I can go downstairs and get a glass of water for my kids when they are thirsty. I know that I don’t have to run to the stores and fight for the last of the bottled water that was on the shelf before it was ransacked. I know we can survive with or without the town water supply. Can you? I’ll just end with this: get a emergency water storage today. Preferably larger quantities and preferably treated with ION. Because ION can save you a lot of time, money, grief, AND essentially your life!
Additionally, i have created a video demonstrating how to treat your water in a 5 gallon drum using our product ION Stabilized Oxygen below. Watch it and order your bottle today!