I've been storing some 5-gal bottles of water in our basement. My DH thinks I'm silly. He doesn't believe in any kind of preparedness. SO, today, while he's in the orchard, he managed to break a main water valve....just great...no water for the house for 12-24 hours. Now who's silly??? That is what emergency preparedness is all about. Being prepped for any kind of emergency...large or small. Would someone smack my DH in the back of the head?