When it comes to the hierarchy of survival needs, water is one of your main priorities. You can only survive 3 days without water, and you’ll be weak from dehydration before you reach that point of death.
The Red Cross, CDC, and FEMA all recommend that you should stockpile 1 gallon of water per day for emergencies. They calculate that you will need ½ gallon of emergency water for drinking and another ½ gallon of water for cooking and cleaning.
But, let me ask you…
With the California drought underway, Americans are finally waking up to the fact that water isn’t the all-abundant resource we thought it was. It isn’t just in California. If you go to the US Drought Monitor, you can see that large sections of the country are in a state of critical long-term drought.