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Thread: Is There a thing as to MUCH water ?

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    Default Is There a thing as to MUCH water ?

    So as it Stands right now I have 325 Gallons of stored (rain) water
    3- 10 Gallon large water bottles (water fountain at the office)
    10- 24 packs of 20 oz water bottles
    5 -2.5 gallon jugs (for the car)

    For a family of 3 I figure I have just around 500 gallons of water on hand
    and if I break it down 3 gallons per person per day that gives me right around 55.666 days of water
    Am I going over board ? or is everyone else in the same boat.

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    Never enough water. That's a good amount to have on hand. Obviously, the ability to obtain more nearby and filter it would be a good thing to plan.
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    Don't forget the water in your water heater. That is an extra 30 to 50 gallons or so. I don't have nearly as much water stored, but I have lots of water around me and the means to filter it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NBREW875 View Post
    So as it Stands right now I have 325 Gallons of stored (rain) water
    3- 10 Gallon large water bottles (water fountain at the office)
    10- 24 packs of 20 oz water bottles
    5 -2.5 gallon jugs (for the car)

    For a family of 3 I figure I have just around 500 gallons of water on hand
    and if I break it down 3 gallons per person per day that gives me right around 55.666 days of water
    Am I going over board ? or is everyone else in the same boat.
    I store about 1000 gallons for 2 people, You can't store too much.

    275 gallon Food Grade IBC tanks are around $80 delivered in my AO

    3/4 of my water storage is in 3 IBC tanks the other 1/4 is in cases of 20oz water bottles
    Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

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    yes there is


    it's called drwoning :P

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    The thing I'd be more concerned about is the degregation of the containers and the potential for any damage to other preps from leakage. The rain barrels are probably fine, but those Poland Spring 20 oz, bottles are notorious for leaking. Just something to consider.

    Joe - NY

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    I usually keep about 20 individual gallons of fresh clean water in jugs, in the basement for when the power goes out. We have flush toilets on a septic/leach field. I have an 800 gallon hottub on the backporch, and a creek with running water 50 weeks a year. During the Summer, I have a 10,000 gallon pool out back to dip into also.

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    Waters heavy, so good filters.

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    As an afterthought, I will start saving more individual gallons of fresh drinking water, and buy some manual filtration systems just in case the power goes out for an extended period. This election could bring any sort of strife, from riots, to WW3 to martial law.

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