How much water to take camping?
It's easy to take for granted how much water you need when you are used to just turning a tap on to get more but take away the tap and now you might need to do some math. For backpacking and camping a person will consume 1 gallon of water per day depending on the temperature and environment. In hot, dry climates this number can easily double. However, for a truly comfortable car camping or glamping trip we should also factor in water used for cooking, doing dishes and the occasional shower to freshen up. This brings our number to a minimum of 2 gallons per-person-per-day meaning 4 people on a 3-day weekend trip should bring 24 gallons of water, weighing in at a bumper-squashing 192lbs!