Water Wars: The Coming Global Crisis *Video*
September 2nd, 2011
The first item on any preparedness list should always be fresh water. Whether you’re storing it or locating access points it is without a doubt the most critical element of any SHTF plan.
Without it you’re dead in 72 hours.
As we progress through the 21st century fresh water will become harder to find, especially fresh water that hasn’t been polluted by mass industrialization. In America, for the time being, we enjoy a fairly decent fresh water supply (we’ll avoid mentioning fluoride, lithium, radiation, pharmaceuticals and the host of other chemicals we find in America’s water supplies), especially when compared to the literally billions of people who don’t have access to anything remotely resembling filtered and treated water. Countries like India, China and the entire continent of Africa are all struggling to keep their populations hydrated.
As more people join the human population our water resources will become further strained. We use fresh water for everything. In the following video Future Money Trends notes that it often times reaches the point of ridiculousness:
Like oil, it takes water for many goods.
A cotton T-shirt: 400 gallons.
Denim jeans: 1,800 gallons.
A car: 39,000 gallons.
A barrel of beer: 1,500 gallons.
One ton of steel: 62,000 gallons.
Consider how much water it takes to grow our food, feed our animals, and ourselves.