Do you live in a bone-dry, hot, desert? Then your water storage strategy may differ from someone that lives near a well, lake, river or reservoir.
The same is true if you live in a third-floor city condo, compared to a quarter-acre in the burbs or 25 acres in the boondocks. You want to build your water storage capacity around your situation. That’s it.
Your situation is unique. There are already tons of barriers when it comes to water storage. Don’t beat yourself up about what Joe Shmoe in Alamo is doing. Focus on yourself. You have enough hurdles to get over.
For example, I’ve discussed some of my water storage ideas with someone special in my life, but no way is that ugly blue barrel going near the garden. Another reason to get the “family” involved in your project. Talking it out clears your thinking so to speak.
In developing your plan, remember, there’s no rush to this water storage deal. It takes time and it takes a lot of forethought. It’s a process, one you’ll revisit on a regular basis even after you’re set-up. Storage is only the beginning. Try to act with a sense of urgency every day and it will help you stay out of the “do nothing” state.
A word of caution. It’s easy to start clicking away on Amazon and end up with a pile of cool stuff that doesn’t fit into a cohesive plan. For example, you want to have storage, and purification, and ease of use. A LifeStraw filter should be part of the mix. But sipping water out of a puddle in your driveway might not be the solution for two weeks of no water.
I’ll have much more on water storage to come. Survive and thrive with me at www.yoursurvivalguy.com