Here Comes The Rain Again – 14 Gallons Worth?

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After weeks of wildfires and tinder dry conditions, the forecast calls for rain, finally! Just in time for National Preparedness month and the #14gallons challenge!


It’s really simple, you can go days without food, but only around 72 hours without water.


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So stop stocking cans until you’ve stockpiled 1 gallon of drinking water, per person or pet, per day, for a full 14 day supply!

Take the #14gallons challenge!!!

Here’s how you can participate.

1)    Obtain 14 gallons of water.
2)    Take a creative photo with it.
3)    Post your photo online (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with the hashtag #14gallons, and challenge three of your friends to do the same.

Simple! and so very important!

The Red Cross has an excellent guide on food and water storage

PrepLO has all the info you need on storing water yourself, if you don’t want to buy bottled water including storing tapwater, collecting and treating rainwater, filtering water, and more!

For awesome photo ideas and water storage tips, Oregon Public Broadcasting has a bunch of great stuff here

Follow the Twitter feed #14gallons here

The Portland, Oregon metro area, the Regional water consortium has a gallery of really creative photos here

Storing 14 gallons per person doesn’t have to be hard, or expensive, but is the most important thing you can do to prepare for a major disaster like the Big One.

Take the #14gallons challenge today!

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2 Thoughts to “Here Comes The Rain Again – 14 Gallons Worth?”

  1. Ted

    How come there’s no mention of using an earthquake-strapped tank water heater as a source of water?

    1. Matthew

      Excellent point!!! Thanks for bringing it up!

      Many sites speak about this, and I’ll check some and update to add links.

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