Thursday, January 20, 2011
January's Disaster Preparedness Challenge - Water
While I do not plan on building an underground bunker to store artillery and MRE's in case of mass anarchy, I think that it is important to make reasonable attempts to prepare for emergencies. As a Christian, I believe that God holds the future in His hands and therefore we do not have to live in dread of what "might happen". But at the same time, it is wise to be prepared for things that are likely to happen, such as earthquakes in southern Californina where Pete and I live. Not only can being prepared help you and your family survive an emergency, it can help your neighbors, and it can help rescue crews be able to save more lives if they don't have to save yours! So once a month I will post a "Disaster Preparedness Challenge".
Since clean water is essential for survival, the most logical place to start is having a three day water supply for each person in your family. There are only two of us, so we need six gallons of water. I had three already, two in the garage and one in the trunk of the car - so I bought three more on Monday while grocery shopping.
Challenge: Buy at least one gallon of water for each member of your family.