Let’s talk a moment about the Rule of 3’s.
Most likely you’ve heard of them before, or a variation of them. It goes like this:
You can live 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without warmth, 3 days without water & 3 weeks without food.
Look at the stat for water again – 3 days.
Having access to water, or not, can mean your life – or at the very least, your health and comfort.
Here are two products that I especially like because they work, they are inexpensive, and don’t take up much room, making them easy to keep handy.
The LifeStraw is extremely lightweight, and doesn’t take up much room in your backpack or emergency pack. If you read my blog: Survial Tip: Emergency Car Kit, you know I have one of these in the pack for each vehicle. I love the fact that this item doesn’t have a lot of parts to mess with, making it easy to use. It’s made for short term, emergency usage, as there are no filters to replace, etc. But it could definitely come in handy if water quality is questionable and you don’t have the means to boil your water before drinking.
The AquaPod Emergency Water Kit is another item I keep on hand for an emergency. It reminds me of living in the Midwest where thunderstorms, ice storms or snow storms routinely took out our power, including the pump for our well. My son remembers that whenever a storm warning was issued it was his job to fill the bathtub with water. This works on the same principle. It doesn’t take up much room, as it fits in a lightweight, non-bulky box. And it’s easy to use. I suggest watching this video so you know exactly what to do prior to the emergency. It may not be a life or death situation, but it will make life easier to be able to wash and flush the toilet, until power is restored.