There is one thing that should be #1 in taking steps to getting prepared and that would be to start a stockpile of water. Keep in mind that the normal active person needs about three quarters of a gallon of water daily. Individual needs may vary depending on age, health, physical condition, activity, diet and climate, with this in mind you may need to store more water for that particular individual.
To determine your water needs, take the following into account:
- One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
- Children, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water.
- A medical emergency might require additional water.
- If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary. In very hot temperatures, water needs can double.
- Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.
Storage: Keep water in original container, be aware of the use by date, and store in a dark cool place.
More information can be found at https://www.ready.gov/water
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