Friday, February 6, 2015

Emergency Tip: February's Prep Task - Water for Your Family

THE GOAL: Have enough water on-hand for your family to last 3 days.

It's time to think about Water

February's Do 1 Thing task is water - having a 3 day supply for everyone in your home - including pets. That comes out to 3 gallons for each family member and 1 gallon for each average pet.

There are a few ways to accomplish this:

Visit this month’s Do 1 Thing topic page for fact sheets and additional resources on water preparation.

Portable Water Filters: Another method for those families living near bodies of fresh water such as lakes and ponds is to purchase a camping water filter (see Amazon for examples). These filters come in all forms: personal straws, hand-held pumps, and family-size models. These filters will produce hundreds of gallons of drinkable water before needing to be serviced.


Do 1 Thing is a web-based, twelve-month preparedness program that focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month. Remember: emergency preparedness doesn’t have to be hard or expensive.

It’s as easy as:
  1. Click on this month’s topic
  2. Select one of the easy “Things to do”
  3. Do that one thing!
So visit today and get started preparing yourself, your family, and your community right now!

Please see my January post about the Do 1 Thing program for additional information.

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