Infographic: The Lowdown on Water Storage


Every prepper knows the infamous “Survival Rule of Three”.

  • Three minutes without air.
  • Three days without water.
  • Three weeks without food.

So, if a disaster has hit and you’re still breathing, your next concern has got to be water. Contaminated water is one of the number one causes of death in a disaster scenario. It can lead to a host of dreaded diseases like  dysentery, Hepatitis A, viral gastroenteritis, cholera, Shigellosis, typhoid, Diphtheria and polio.

There is nothing that you can store that is more valuable than water or the means to purify water. Without this one vital element that makes up 50-70% of your body, you’re as good as dead.

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The following infographic gives you the lowdown on storing water: what to put it in, how to treat it, and how much you should store.

This infographic was graciously provided by 

Food Insurance – Your Freeze Dried Food Storage Source

Lowdown on Water Storage Infographic

To learn more about the toxins that reside in many municipal water supplies, click HERE.

To learn where you can find fresh, clean drinking water in the midst of an emergency, click HERE.

To learn more about providing a long-term water supply for your family, click HERE.

To learn about how people survived a longlasting SHTF event in Bosnia, including how they managed to acquire safe water, click HERE.

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