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One Ounce of Water to Wash Your Hands

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In a situation where you don’t have running water it would be nice to be able to wash your hands without cutting into your stored water supply too much. The rule of thumb for emergency stored water is 1 gallon per person per day. My initial testing was done with a leaky faucet. This worked so well that I was initially planning on buying a valve of some kind from the hardware store but then I decided to go with the setup below. The 2 liter wash station. It works well and can be made from stuff found around the house so it really costs nothing…..

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……  A lot of people buy those packs of bottled water at the store. I have talked to some people who have two or three of these at home for stored emergency water. How much water is in one of those packs? A 24 pack of 16.9 oz bottles is a little over 3 gallons or about enough for an average family for one day?

From the FEMA “Food and Water on an Emergency” Red Cross PDF:

“You will also need water for food preparation and hygiene. Store at least one gallon per person per day. Consider storing at least a two-week supply of water for each member of your family”
hmmm…. 4 x 14 = 56.

Have you considered one or two blue 55 gallon barrels?



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