After firing up the Generac GP15000E I recommended in #7 on this countdown, your basecamp is fully operational. Now it’s time to start taking an inventory of the essentials you have stored at the camp. Your top priority should be water. Without water a human will die in three to five days, so having an ample supply stocked up at your basecamp is a necessity.
There are an infinite number of water storage devices; they can be as rudimentary as a bucket, or as advanced as underground storage tanks that feed plumbing with gravity piping. What I’m recommending for you today is something in the middle. For your water storage needs I recommend the My Food Storage gallon water storage boxes. These boxes are collapsible, so they don’t take up a ton of space when empty, but the cardboard outer shell prevents the inner metalized mylar bladder from being torn. The bladder is BPA free and has an easy pour and fill spout. With water treatment drops the box will keep water drinkable for up to four years, and you’ll live for another 3-5 days.
See #5 on Richardcyoung.com on Monday 8/19/2013!
See #7 by clicking here.