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Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Glock Man_G19, Aug 23, 2011.


  1. Glock Man_G19

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  2. Kevin108

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    I have a question that fits this subject.

    For those we know that don't store much of anything, what are good options for near-immediate water storage? We've all hear to fill the bath tub. I've also heard to fill the washer. As front-loading have gained substantial popularity, that's not an option for many.

    Of course, everybody has empty Tupperware and other kitchen containers they aren't using, but what about larger storage options? I know open containers aren't a long-term option but for water that would be used in the first day or two, could you double-bag your kitchen or office trash can and fill it or is there some nasty slime inside of typical garbage bags?
     

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    Way to boring , but it makes a good point.
     
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    Aquatainers,2lt bottles all sorts of options out there.'08.
     
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    Bathtub - caution; May not be clean, water may leak.

    Garbage can - caution, bag needs to be sturdy, again, cleanliness counts depending on use

    Keep plastic soda bottles/jugs around, get a waterbob, and my personal favorite and awesome method;

    We have 17,000 gallons sitting in our pool! And the ability to purify it.
     
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    Hot water tank, toilet tank, and so on. Check out local gas stations and ask to get a few 2lt bottle crates. Fill the bottles after washing out and they will stack in the crates. Not good to store for a year, not even 6 months, but will keep a few weeks in a pinch. Any thing that is watertight can be used to store water if you fear the supply isnt stable. Trash bags may not be perfect but better than nothing.
     
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    I've got water stored in 2lt bottles that are at least 3yo and are still viable.I've also got kero stored in 3lt bottles that is still heater ready.Your #s are off a wee bit.'08.
     
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    http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/water.shtm

    Note that they recommend sanitizing plastic soda bottles before using them for long term storage. You don't want the sugar from the soda lingering in the water for years.

    Regardless of how water is stored I would always run the water through a good filter like a Berkey before using it.
     
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  10. G29Reload

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    I remember as a kid asking my mom what to do if there was a nuke attack underway.

    Her first response was to fill everything possible with water.

    Water is the common denominator.
     
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    Yer Mom is smart.