Water – Will you be prepared?

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If not the most important aspect of emergency preparedness in order to qualify, is to develop a plan on how you get water. Without it, simply can not live. You can spend a lot of time without food, but you can not go long without water. Our body – which is nearly 75% water, so stay hydrated – is not an option. This article describes some of the main considerations have in regards to guaranteeing your family prepared in case of disaster and being able to get water.

 

Why water?

Let’s start with the obvious. The average person normally consumes about 1 gallon  for daily use. While some of this is for hygiene and cooking, you do not want to plan less of that amount in its survival preparations. Without enough our bodies dehydrate quickly, and can make a bad day worse very quickly. Some of the symptoms of mild to moderate intensity dehydration:

headache
irritability
dizziness
weakness
disorientation
Thirsty (well, duh)
dry skin

If after this point will not enter the water and not fall into severe dehydration, symptoms worsen:

Serious confusion
muscle cramps
Lack of perspiration
crises
fainting
heart failure
Dry wrinkled skin
Low Blood Pressure
unconsciousness
Because your body has less water to perform, the less effective you are. This can cause severe damage to your group in an emergency when they rely on you for survival. Water is important, and we must have a plan to have completed delivery, if you want to survive.

All situations are normal. If you live in the New Mexico desert, water, of course, it is much more serious problem and more difficult to buy than if you live in the hills of West Virginia. Temperature, tension and disease affects the amount of water per day. On stage with the network, most likely you have a significant amount of extra stress in life before. For water, you may not be able to open the faucet, it flowed into his glass. Simple water can be a daily task. You will have to travel long distances? You will have to carry the water themselves?

In the risk groups

Infants, the elderly or people with the disease are no longer affected by the lack of water, so it is necessary to pay particular attention to their provision. Children who are broken or have diarrhea, are directly at risk for dehydration. If you have children to take into account, you should plan for their survival, as well as track your progress frequently.

The more you get, the less severe thirst is felt. Grandma might never really feel thirsty or sacrifice can bring water to save some for others, which is impossible. The compulsory use of water must be observed in certain situations. If you are thirsty, it is too late, as it already shows signs of dehydration.

Pregnant or nursing women need more water than average because they care about both. Breastfeeding mothers need about 13 cups of water per day, as opposed to the 8 glasses for the average person generally recommended.

If you live in a hot place or in climates more altitudes also need more water. The arid climate moisture evaporates from your skin, do not feel sweaty. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying “it’s a dry heat,” and it is, but that does not mean your body loses less water. Once I was in Arizona, and heat was painful, but I did not sweat. Fortunately, they have all water stations, and the group was aware thatthat you drink as much water as possible, but in a disaster scenario in the desert is not so much water. Something to keep in mind.

Recipe for Saline

If you are suffering from dehydration, and you do not need a doctor, or pharmacy, which are not open, so that you can get a pedialyte recharge food, you can make your own solution for the hydration. Normal dehydration, mostly removed by ordinary water, as long as the body is not properly hydrated. In the case of diarrhea or illness, it may be necessary for hydration solutions, and is easy to do if you have simple ingredients below:

½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sugar
A quarter of the water
Mix all the ingredients in the container, shake well and drink.

 

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