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Old 05-26-2018, 5:52 PM
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How much water are you planning per person per day?
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Roughly a half gallon to a gallon just for drinking depending on weather and exertion. It becomes a daunting challenge.
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Old 05-26-2018, 6:56 PM
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I have always gone by 30 gallons per day per person. Based on drinking, cooking, bathing, cleaning, and washing.
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Old 05-26-2018, 7:12 PM
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You need a more concise question. Every one uses different amounts. Would you use 60gallons in a 2 day backpacking camping trip? If you have to walk 2 miles with buckets to bring water to your home you would use a lot less then a person living in a large city in Europe, and if you live in large city in US you would use a lot more.
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I carry 3L when hiking and consume another 3 more for cooking, washing and other needs. For a weekend camping trip 2.5 gallons lasts 2 people 2 days.
One gallon of water is 8.3 lbs. you couldn’t carry more than 2 gallons and your equipment.
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You need a more concise question. Every one uses different amounts. Would you use 60gallons in a 2 day backpacking camping trip? If you have to walk 2 miles with buckets to bring water to your home you would use a lot less then a person living in a large city in Europe, and if you live in large city in US you would use a lot more.
If you were washing and bathing you would. What is the gallons per person per day for long term survival? Having to maintain basic hygiene to reduce the risk of disease.
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The harder it is to get water the less you will "need". I'd say 12-15 gallons a day long term is easily doable, with no garden. 1gal drink, 1gal cook, 1 gal plate cleanup, 1.3gal x3 flushes, 1gal hand wash, 5gal shower, 2 gal saved for laundry.

If you collect the shower/plate clean up/laundry water you can flush more? Shower every other day? Every 3 day?
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Drinking only moderate excursion & temps 1-1.5 gallons pp....... backpacking experience
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short term survival i go with 2 gal per day.
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I always go by drinking only......santitation for health reasons can be achieved by a simple hand washing when appropriate.


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usually with any exerting and to keep the kidneys flushing they talk about 64 ounces of clean water a day and that can vary depending on how hard you exert yourself. The rest can vary depending on what is available for other functions. independent clean water sources are going to be hard to find and you can bet with all the water districts now locating out of southern california taking over water districts is going to be a priority. stopping the twin tunnels is also a priority and maybe even blocking the water canal.
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in a "survival situation" who would still shower every day? Who would shower at all? It's a colossal waste and horribly inefficient way to clean. Sponge bath.
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Track your water usage now if you want to know how much to store in a stoppage event du jour.
That's how much you'll need and now double it or more.

I agree with sbo about showers. None or maybe 1/week/person would be a starting point.
Take into account spillage, leaks, poor storage or any other unscheduled family/friend visitors or Murphy's law events. People get sick and need more water. Montezuma's revenge?
Just when you think you have enough you'll need more.
Toss any 1gal/person/day calculation. That's too ballpark IMO.
Imagine 100 deg temps in the house and no AC. You'll need more water. Lots more.
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Have a good resource for you, it's free and pretty complete:

http://www.survivorlibrary.com/index...brary-download
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