We all take water for granted at one point or another. In an emergency where water no longer flows through the faucet, we will need to know how to find it and make it safe to drink.
We can only survive roughly 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food. However, if it’s hot or you’re under stress, you can dehydrate much faster. Here’s the 11 places you can find water in an emergency:
Factors that may change how much water a person needs include age & weight. After three to five days of not drinking water your organs begin to shut down, especially the brain, which could have lethal consequences including fainting, stroke and in extreme cases, even death.
In the video above, it will show you how to look for and extract water from the list below:
– Toilet tank
– Water heater
– Water pipes
– Garden hose
– House gutters
– Use a tarp
– Morning dew
– Water bodies
– Solar stills
– Plant water vapor
And remember, if the power goes out for any reason, immediately fill up your bathtubs as a source of fresh water. After an extended power outage, you can lose water pressure and city water may become unsafe to drink.
Hopefully you’ll never need these tips, but hey, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Here’s to your survival!