Emergency Water Storage

People Carrying Water

I attended a water storage presentation given by Becky Goodrich which was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and gave a great presentation. She answered all of our questions and explained the various kinds of containers that can be used to safely store water.

In addition to water storage, Becky Goodrich has quite a bit of information in other areas of preparedness as well. She offers all of this information free of charge. Check out her great food storage recipes, which can be found on her blog. She also includes gluten-free recipes, and ingredient substitutions as well. I highly encourage you to check it out.

All of Becky’s presentations are available for free download. They are available in docx, pdf, power point, and other formats. The information below is from her water storage presentation.  Click on the images below to view her presentation.


Information from Becky Goodrich

 (used with permission)

First, get water inside your home, at work and in your car. Then get equipment for water found outside your home.

  • 1 gallon/person/day x 2 weeks for drinking/sanitation
  • Increase if ill, pregnant, young/aged, extreme conditions
  • Containers:
    • Multiple container sizes, mobile and stationary
    • PETE 1 Okay, but cracks and then evaporates
    • HDPE 2 thick food grade is best type
      • NEVER 3, 6, 7, or BPA, DEHP, DEHA, PVC
    • Only screw-on lids with rubber gaskets
    • Dark-colored (blue) outside to deter algae growth
  • Water: Water from city utilities is great! If not:
    • Treat 1 gallon of water with 1/8 tsp NEW, unscented NOT splashless household liquid bleach
  • Storage: As best you can, store water where it is:
    • Coldest
    • Darkest
    • Chemical-Free (off concrete, away from chemicals)
    • Level and smooth surface
    • Earthquake-proof
  • Water doesn’t expire―rotate if it makes you feel better.
  • Learn to conserve it now to use less water ?

Find Becky’s in-depth water storage presentation at preplady.blogspot.com, or email Becky Goodrich at ut**********@gm***.com


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