How much water can I carry? How much water do I need on a daily basis? For cooking, washing, drinking? I am extremely fond of the American southwest desert. That ups the need for water. I have been looking for some water carriers that can be positioned in any way. It looks like Scepter 5 gal Water Cans will do the trick. They cost ~$21 each. I think that 5 will get me through.
Why such a small container? Two reasons. Firstly, I can lift and carry 40 lbs with one hand. (water weighs a tad over 8 lbs/gallon). Secondly, I will be able to stash the small containers in more spaces. Roof rack, also.
So, that is 25 gallons of water. Then have 15 gallons in one or two gallon containers. Assuming 2.5 gal/ day that means that I will have enough water, with a bit of safety, for the 14 days.
I have been looking for some kind of filtration device, but I will be settling for iodine. Used it for years, always hated the taste, it is very cheap. The taste will make sure that I am very conservative with the water without iodine.