We rarely consider how much water or how often we use water throughout the day, until it is unavailable or the supply is limited. Water is our most valuable resource.
Our family is fortunate to have a natural source of spring water that is not powered by electricity, flowing into our home. But for most, this is only a dream and not reality.
Tips to help those in the path of the storm prepare ample sources of water and usage now.
Supplies: Water, Buckets with lids, liquid soap, heavy duty paint stick, gallon zip-lock bags, retractable camping clothesline, clothespins
Fill the bathtubs and buckets with water before you encounter a power outage. Place one bucket in each bathroom. Use the water in the buckets to flush toilets. Dip water out of tub or buckets, as needed to use in the sink to wash hands, or take sponge baths.
To wash clothes during extended power outages -
To wash undergarments, place garments in a gallon zip-lock bag. Add water and a squirt of liquid soap. Seal and gently massage the bag, from the outside with your hands. Remove garments and rinse in a bucket of fresh water.
To wash larger items, place clothes in a bucket of water with liquid soap, affix lid and shake, or stir with a heavy duty paint stick! Use another bucket with clean water to rinse. Place a clothes line over the bathtub, (these are available in camping section of stores) wring out clothes and pin on the line to dry.
We pray all those in the path of the storm will be safe!
Deborah Tukua, editor
Journey to Natural Living
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