Originally Posted by gbmaz
I have a 5 day San Juan trip coming up in July and I am wondering how much drinking/cooking water I will need to bring. Is there a general rule of thumb for summer river trips in the desert?
We will be using river water for dishes and washing and will have a moderate amount of beer/soda for the trip. How much water per person per day do you usually bring?
Any recommendations of water jugs? Ones you would definitely avoid?
The rule that I have gone by is one gallon per person per day, minimum. You probably want to bring more, and bring a water filter, just in case. Get some of those sturdy five gallon jugs from NRS or an outdoor store. Take milk jugs, fill them with water, freeze them, put them in your cooler. They work way better than block ice, because they will not swamp your cooler, they last a long time, and at the end of the trip you will have ice cold water to drink.