72 Hour Emergency Kit — #1 Water
A gallon of water weighs 8.33 pounds. How can you carry a 3-day supply? That’s 24.99 pounds for just the amount recommended for drinking and cooking. You can’t survive without it.
Tools: Canteen or suitable container, filtration unit, squeeze bottle of Clorox.
Resources: Properly stored water supply, or as clean a raw water source as possible.
Know How: Knowing how to process raw water minimizes your need to carry. Any durable food safe plastic container can be used. Pop bottles are great. Treat uncertain water with ¼ to 1 teaspoon of Clorox (depending on how unsure your source is), 30-45 minutes standing time, and finally filtering the “clean” water to remove bad taste, odors, etc. A good filtration unit is critical to your quality of life and you can learn about them from www.backcountry-equipment.com/hydration/filters.html or your emergency preparedness specialist (s) . . . . .
DO IT, DO IT RIGHT, AND DO IT RIGHT NOW.