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

  1. Kevin108

    Kevin108 HADOKEN!

    Mar 2, 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA
    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?

  2. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    Way to boring , but it makes a good point.
  3. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
    Aquatainers,2lt bottles all sorts of options out there.'08.
  4. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    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.
  5. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
  6. Kaceyx73


    Jun 23, 2005
    Upstate, SC
    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.
  7. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
    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.
  8. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009

    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.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2011
  9. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

    Sep 28, 2009
    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.
  10. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas
    Yer Mom is smart.