National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 5

Are you guys having fun with these little challenges? I sure hope so. We’re doing them too and getting a lot of enjoyment out of it. I like to test my skills and my supplies to see if I can find any holes.

If you missed the previous challenges, you can catch up here:

Here’s today’s challenge!

Where is the closest natural source of water to you?

This might be a river, a pond, a lake, or even a tiny little stream.  The goal here is to locate the closest one to your home.

Now, imagine you have to get there. In situation A, you can stroll down and just fill up your container and stroll back. Map your route for situation A.

In situation B, things are more dangerous. It isn’t safe to be out but you’ve run out of your own supply and there’s nary a cloud in the sky for catching rainwater. You MUST have water. What is the stealthiest route to get to your water source? This might be a trail through the woods, alleyways if you’re in the city. What is the way where you’re likely to encounter the fewest people?

And finally, how will you tote the water home?  Water is pretty heavy at just over 8 pounds per gallon. Below are a few ideas:

  • Stroller
  • Water bladder backpack (This is a good option for Situation B when you must be stealthy)
  • Wagon
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Soda bottles in a regular backpack

Share your ideas

What are your plans for acquiring water in Situations A and B? Are there other variables where you live that could make it even more difficult to get some water home in an emergency? Let’s talk about it in the comments.

Remember if you want to qualify for the free ebook, be sure to post your answers in the forum.

Daisy Luther

About the Author

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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