Water is important to any survival situation. We need it in our daily lives and even more so in a disaster scenario. Please enjoy this collection of infographics that highlight all of the wonderful benefits that our liquid friend provides us.
Whether you are planning on bugging in, bugging out or have some other survival shelter hidden away, you will need a good stockpile of water. Adding WaterBrick storage in a pantry, a garage or a bunker is a great idea for emergency water storage. And if needed they are more portable than 55 gallon water barrels.
Here are a few examples:
These examples of water storage are practical and easy to use.
This is a handy infographic on what you should know when storing water. Print, save or share this for future use. Knowledge is the first step in prepping for survival.
Aside from quenching your thirst, drinking the right amount of water can benefit your overall health in countless other ways. From aiding weight loss to boosting productivity, let’s look at how water can improve your health.
… well, we’re mostly water.
Proportion of water in adult human body (1)
How much water is in … (2, 3)
Water’s basic functions include regulating body temperature, flushing waste and moving nutrients through our cells. But what can that mean for some of the most important illnesses and health issues? (4, 5, 6)
Americans affected by digestive disorders (7)
Helps create saliva
Annual U.S. consumer spending on weight loss efforts (8)
Providing fuel for muscles
Clears skin of toxins
Facilitating kidney function
1 in 10
U.S. adults with some form of chronic kidney disease (9)
Boosts productivity and ramps up brain power
Preventing muscle cramps and strains
Adults who get less than 6 hours of sleep on the average night (9)
Relieving minor illnesses
About 20% of our water intake comes from foods like fruits and vegetables. That means the rest comes from the beverages we drink. (4)
Good news, then, that water is the most popular beverage in the U.S., recently eclipsing soda for the top spot.
Average annual consumption in gallons (10)
It’s not all plain water, though. Many Americans are getting their fill of water thanks in part to the myriad “flavored” waters on the market.
People who reported drinking any flavored water in the past week, in millions (11)
Spring 2010: 8.92
Autumn 2010: 8.57
Spring 2011: 8.69
Autumn 2011: 8.13
Spring 2012: 7.68
Autumn 2012: 8.07
Spring 2013: 8.96
1 in 5
U.S. households that buy bottled water and liquid flavor enhancers (12)
These enhancers often contain additives like salt, dyes and other chemicals. A better option is going natural. Don’t like the taste of water? Consider adding: (13, 14)
A few chunks of frozen fruit
Mint ice cubes
A slice of citrus
Unsweetened fruit juice
Not drinking enough water can have some very serious effects on your body, especially in a survival situation. This infographic is about the importance of water for human body The dehydration and the implications for the body of the people.
At some point in the future, maybe the near future, fresh water will become a scarce commodity. In fact, many predict that it will surpass oil, gas and even gold as the most sought after commodity in the world. There are many things you can do to reduce waste or conserve what you have collected.
The infographic below outlines how much can be saved right now:
A Using a 2 liter bottle it is easiest to make this version of simple water filtration. – I’ve seen a larger scale design using silk fabric for the final stage (silk being a finer weave than cheesecloth or bandana).
**Water filtered like this should still need to be sterilized/purified for human consumption – either by a rolling boil for at least a minute or use water purification tablets. But in a worst case scenario, it is better than drinking it straight from the source.
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