I’ve been without water for the past five days. Today, it flows!
This situation wasn’t too hard, but it was certainly inconvenient. Every winter this happens, without fail. I had water on hand, but hauling water inside was still a ‘pain’.
You need 1 gallon per person per day for a survival stash. We were using 10 gallons per day, and could have done with much less if we didn’t flush the toilets (yech!). My next project is to build an outhouse, county laws be damned. This would have cut our real water use in half.
It’s good practice to do without. Then you find out exactly what you need and what works – and what doesn’t.
This is why the blog has been a little slow. I’ve had a lot going on here, several tons of food showed up, been working on a new feature for the website that will be really cool, and trying to stay warm, dry and halfway clean. Next: a shower.