How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb 3

How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb 3

How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb 3

 

            This is by far the Most important item. After 3 days without water you will die! If that doesn’t get your attention then nothing will. Sorry, enough with being overdramatic. Here’s what you’re going to need.

First off how much water do we need? The Mayo Clinic says that as far as drinking goes, men need 3 liters and women need 2.2 liters of water per day. In American numbers that’s .80-.60 gallons, for simplicities sake let’s just say 1 gallon of water per person per day. If you end up having too much water, well good for you. You are going to have to shelter in place for at least 4 days, depending on size, distance, type, altitude, etc. of the explosion. We’re going to assume that the water you may find outside after this minimum amount of time is not safe so how days worth of water will you need? Well it took days for FEMA to finally put boots on the ground in response to Katrina, the type of disaster we’re talking about will be on a scale MUCH greater than that so… just to come up with a reasonable target let’s plan on needing 2 weeks worth of water. Using that and picking your average 4 member family that means you need to safely store 56 gallons.

O.K. so how do you go about storing 56 gallons of water? Well the average home water heater holds between 40 and 50 gallons of water, if you don’t flush and just use this water for drinking you’re all but there. Just make sure to turn off the water supply to the heater as soon as you can after the disaster so that water doesn’t get com\ntaminated. On Amazon you can get a 55 gallon barrel with tap and water treatment delivered for under $120.00. They have 5 gallon jugs for under $10.00. Or you could clean used 2 liter soda bottles and fill them for nothing.

Here’s the info on storing the water. The University of Florida says plastic soda bottles are fine as long as you clean them well. Stay away from milk jugs, they’re too tough to clean properly. And, tap water can be stored untreated, replace it every 6-12 months “for best taste”.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ss439

https://www.amazon.com/Augason-Farms-Emergency-Storage-Supply/dp/B006OW4FVI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1496083291&sr=8-3&keywords=water+storage

https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-5-Gallon-Collapsible-Water-Carrier/dp/B000088O9Y/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1496083291&sr=8-15&keywords=water+storage

Written By Shawn Holton

How To Survive a Nuclear Bomb 2

How To Survive a Nuclear Bomb 2

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