Store more water!

The Earthquake Country Alliance reminds us to store 1 gallon of water per person per day, to last 2 weeks. That’s 14 gallons of water per person.

Fourteen gallons of water weights 112 pounds. You’re not going to be carrying that on your back. Even if you use two 7-gallon containers – like these from REI, $18 apiece – each weighs 56 pounds, still a hefty load.

This is a good reason to store at least part of your water stash in your car.  I have 7 gallons (more like 5 in practice) in the car and another 7 gallons in the garage.  If the house comes off its foundation and I can’t get in the garage, I can still drink for a few days.

I nominate for the first rule of emergency preparedness:  “Store more water!”

My car set:  Five gallons of water (plus a "Go Bag," a blanket, and a towel.
My car set: Five gallons of water (plus a “Go Bag,” a blanket, and a towel).

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