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How much water do you have per person per day in your stores?

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PanicNotAtTheDisco Sun 25-Oct-15 13:14:13

Just that really? How much water do you plan for?

LadyMaryofDownt0n Sun 25-Oct-15 16:27:35

I am not sure what I am planning for ref water but I do have quite a bit stored away. Plus I have a well in the front yard. It's only 17p per 2ltrs so I stock up on a regular basis along with my online shop.

ArmchairTraveller Sun 25-Oct-15 16:55:53

10L a person. Plus we have 2 rain barrels and purification tablets.
But that's not for any Ebola fears, it's just my standard emergency thinking. I check stores and replace as necessary every 6 months.

PanicNotAtTheDisco Sun 25-Oct-15 17:52:20

10 litres per person per day? Crumbs. You must have a lot of space. Is that to include washing and cooking?

I can only store enough water for a few days of drinking. Is there even any point doing that?

No I didn't mean in case of ebola, just in case of general disaster. 17p where? In Aldi its about 30p. Not much difference I know.

LadyMaryofDownt0n Sun 25-Oct-15 18:26:29

In asda I buy lots of it.

scatterthenuns Sun 25-Oct-15 18:30:01


GloriaHotcakes Sun 25-Oct-15 18:31:08

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Flumplet Sun 25-Oct-15 18:31:46

Are you anticipating an Ebola pandemic op?

LynetteScavo Sun 25-Oct-15 18:32:10

I don't gave any. How many days disaster should I be planning for? shock

Flumplet Sun 25-Oct-15 18:32:22

Oh sorry just saw you further post. Had me worried then!

StayWithMe Sun 25-Oct-15 18:32:44

I live in Northern Ireland, we don't need to store water as it rains so much. grin

RattleAndRoll Sun 25-Oct-15 18:32:55

I don't have any stored.
What are we storing for?

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 25-Oct-15 18:34:08

Has something happened whilst I was in the bath?

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sun 25-Oct-15 18:36:35

None. But I have about 30 cans of Pepsi Max and some milk, so I might be alright for a while.

I've also got 11 bottles of wine, so I won't feel it if I'm not okay!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 25-Oct-15 18:36:54

I need to stock up and currently have very little.

How much, for a month should I have? Family of 5.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 25-Oct-15 18:38:10

We really need a separate topic, mnhq, it's confusing.

Caravanoflove Sun 25-Oct-15 18:54:27

I have at least 20 bottles of fizz in my fizz fridge in the garage.
Should I be storing/preparing for a disaster I'm unaware of?!

FuckTheseSixFishInParticular Sun 25-Oct-15 18:55:59

You need anywhere from 1 - 3 gallons a day per person (depending on what you do with it, if you need it for just drinking it's obviously less than if you need to store it for cooking and washing too). And you need to make sure you include extra for pets too.

So a family of 5 would need about 5 - 15 gallons a day, ThickandThin, so 150 - 450 gallons for a month.

I agree we need a separate topic, but mnhq seems to think that we are all complete nutters so said no!

ArmchairTraveller Sun 25-Oct-15 19:07:02

Sorry, I have 40l of drinking water stoted altogether, not per day. blush
That would be overkill I think!
But the rain barrels would give us another 440l

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 25-Oct-15 19:10:24

Thank you FuckThese. We've had a sparkly new garage built and I intend to get a few supplies in there. Water uppermost.

I've messaged MNHQ, we need s topic, it's confusing.

Redcrayons Sun 25-Oct-15 19:10:28

Mmmm I've got 4 bottles of fizzy water.
I love to jump on the MN bandwagon, but I'm a bit confused about why we need water

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 25-Oct-15 19:12:11

Just in case red. We are preppers! <proud emoticon>

Redcrayons Sun 25-Oct-15 19:29:34

In case of what? <starts filling up the bath>

LynetteScavo Sun 25-Oct-15 19:33:03

So should I get a rain barrel? I think I would rather be stinky than wash in water from a rain barrel grin

FuckTheseSixFishInParticular Sun 25-Oct-15 19:47:54

You can get filter systems for water butts to make them safe for use, and water purification tablets to make it safe to drink.

Redcrayons our mains water pipes froze one winter a couple of years ago and we had no water for our house for 48 hours. Including Christmas day. Fortunately we have a neighbour with a heater in her garage who let us fill some buckets. Having at least a couple of days spare water supply can make a big difference.

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