Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles.
Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons, or glass bottles.
A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments, and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need more.
Store one gallon of water per person per day (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for food preparation / sanitation).
Keep at least a three-day supply of water for each person in your household.