Conservation Tips When in a Survival Situation
Loss of access to running water is one of the most common consequences
of a natural disaster or other calamity. The impact of a faucet that
doesnít yield water when itís turned on can make people panic and
frantic. They have good reason to be.Water sustains life and is used for
a myriad of purposes. It goes without saying that every prepper should
store enough potable water to tide his/her family for at least 3 to 5
days. The water you drink or use to wash your face, shower and
brush your teeth can add up to quite a bit. So, you should know exactly
how much youíll need. Besides these uses, your toilet will need water,
your cooking will need water and even your pets will need water.
In this article, weíll look at how to conserve the water that you have
and make it last. Itís imperative that you do this because if thereís a
fault in the water lines due to an earthquake or other disaster, it can
take days or even weeks before the problem is fixed.
In some situations, the water treatment plants may be damaged. That
could mean that water may be coming into your home, but the water is
probably contaminated and carrying parasites. During a disaster,
never drink water straight from the tap. Always boil your water and use
water purification tablets or water purification bottles purify your
Use a glass of water - When brushing
your teeth or washing your face, always use a glass of water to do it.
Youíll know exactly how much of water youíre using. If you leave the tap
running, youíll be wasting water.
Shampooing - You only need to
shampoo your hair once a week. Men who wish to take things one step
further could shave their head bald. When you have no hair, thereís a
lot less maintenance involved.
Wet Towels - Soaking a towel in
water and using that towel to wipe yourself down will really help to
conserve water. Showers use up a lot of water. So, you may wish to take
a shower once every 3 days and just use wet towels on the other 2 days.
You can even use wet towels to wipe your face instead of washing it.
Alternatively, you could get a camping shower such as the Coleman
5-Gallon Solar Shower and use that to shower. Youíll be able to save
water, and itís more convenient than pouring a bottle of water above
Hand Sanitizers - Instead of washing
your hands often, you can use hand sanitizers that are just as
Recycling Water - This is a tip that
many preppers are unaware of. The water that you use to brush your teeth
and wash your face, can be collected in a pail and poured into the
toilet bowl to act as a flush. Besides these tips, there are many
ways you can save water if you are constantly aware about your limited
supplies and focus conserving and rationing them.
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