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Old 03-08-2011, 01:27 PM
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I Found some totes on Graiglist and got 2 of them.. I Have the Guys E-mail and he says he gets four a week if anyone needs them... $75.00 each and He delivered them... Shoot me a PM
They are food grade and contained flavoring for RUM....
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I hope you made sure that they had held food ingredients. It's always wise to make sure of that. Sometimes those things carried chemicals, lubricants, etc.
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Have considered those as well. Didn't think about food grade for some reason. A guy could still treat/filter/purify the water just like from any other source, no? One drawback is that you can't move them without some heavy equipment when they are full if you had a need to. A guy or two could manhandle a 55 gallon drum with a dolly or roll. But a big tote, not so much. If things went bad, you might wish to relocate your stored water to a more hidden location.
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Yes they are food grade and contained flavoring for rum... I got them for the BOL... If things are bad I could'nt roll a barrel 45 miles anyway....
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Have considered those as well. Didn't think about food grade for some reason. A guy could still treat/filter/purify the water just like from any other source, no?
It depends on what was in it before. You could treat it with a charcoal filter. But that's something I wouldn't want to take a chance on. A lot of the charcoal filters only reduce the chemical contamination rather than eliminating it and many of them seem to be limited to a 6 month lifespan before the charcoal is no longer effective. It's just not worth it.

If you have some that held unknown liquids, maybe resell them and buy some that had held food grade ones?
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I hope you made sure that they had held food ingredients. It's always wise to make sure of that. Sometimes those things carried chemicals, lubricants, etc.
Back when I was preparing for Y2K I found a source for 55 gal. barrels that had held vinegar. I was told by the guy that owned the place that by federal law food containers can only be used once. Hence his stock of blue barrels up the ceiling of his condiments factory.
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I had in mind to have food grade 55 gal barrels for drink water and totes for cleaning/bathing water, so I was thinking it wasn't as important (for my case) to require the totes to be food grade. But I guess it would be better, now that I think about it.
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To clarify my initial point. Not in everyone's case, but I still think portability is something to consider. Some of us live in urban/suburban areas. If there is a real water shortage, I don't think water in totes is very secure. (I assume totes, for the most part, are just a big plastic jug with a valve on it.) I'd rather be able to relocate at least some of the water to a shed or inside the house/garage. I suppose that could be done with several small containers or 5 gal. buckets, but moving one barrel would be more convenient most situations I'd think.
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Could you send me a PM with his email? I joined to contact you about his contact but I can not send PMs till I make X amount of posts.
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hey I'm need of a couple of them totes . ASAP if your still able.
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To clarify my initial point. Not in everyone's case, but I still think portability is something to consider. Some of us live in urban/suburban areas. If there is a real water shortage, I don't think water in totes is very secure. (I assume totes, for the most part, are just a big plastic jug with a valve on it.) I'd rather be able to relocate at least some of the water to a shed or inside the house/garage. I suppose that could be done with several small containers or 5 gal. buckets, but moving one barrel would be more convenient most situations I'd think.
If they're the totes that I'm thinking about, they're about 3.5' or so square and about the same in height. They have a metal/aluminum frame around them to give rigidity in transport. They often have a large opening at top and a spigot on one of the sides at the bottom.

You have to buy your preps according to your preparedness plans. If you live in town and plan to go to a BOL, then obviously, you'll have a limited amount of preps, water, etc. on hand and preposition most of your stuff at your BOL.

I plan to bug in, so the large totes would work well for us. But if I have to bugout, I have smaller water containers that would go w/ us - assuming it's a longer bugout and not what I call a five minute or less bugout.
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If they're the totes that I'm thinking about, they're about 3.5' or so square and about the same in height. They have a metal/aluminum frame around them to give rigidity in transport. They often have a large opening at top and a spigot on one of the sides at the bottom.

You have to buy your preps according to your preparedness plans. If you live in town and plan to go to a BOL, then obviously, you'll have a limited amount of preps, water, etc. on hand and preposition most of your stuff at your BOL.

I plan to bug in, so the large totes would work well for us. But if I have to bugout, I have smaller water containers that would go w/ us - assuming it's a longer bugout and not what I call a five minute or less bugout.
And how is this relevant to someone posting a tip on an item many of us are searching for?
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I've bought from this guy http://stlouis.craigslist.org/fod/3070119648.html before. honest, straight deal. .he is kinda in the hood but no issues at all with the transaction.
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Good price for food grade.
I have some that are not food grade for $40.
Can be cleaned out and use for fuel.
I`m located near Lubbock, Tx.
I will be listing them on CL.
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Yea I sold a cpl last month to a guy for rain barrels
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And how is this relevant to someone posting a tip on an item many of us are searching for?
Did you even read the post I was responding to? My post was 100% relevant to Velvet Elvis' post. He assumed that the tote was a big plastic jug - I explained specifically what the tote was. He said he lived in an urban environment and thought the tote would be too big b/c it wasn't portable. I explained that you buy according to your bug out plan and AO.

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For those that don't know what an IBC is, pics here:
http://containerreclaimer.com/productsprices.html

275gallons*waterdensity = 2294.9862 pounds
+empty weight around 130lbs.
For comparison:
55gallons*waterdensity = 458.99724 pounds
275 gallons = 5 * 55gallons

It will also hold about 1772 lbs of wheat.

This is more than many small trucks and trailers are rated for. This is live weight and more dangerous to carry than dead weight. Decks and floors may need reinforcing.
275 or even 55 gallons can make a big mess if you spring a leak. 275gallons in a 20x30ft basement is 3/4 inch of water.

If you don't have heavy lifting equipment, you can load an empty and pump the water from a full container into it after loading, assuming you have a pump and means to power it or use gravity from an elevated full container.
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Hi, I've been looking for a 275 tote and live in Florissant, mo. Could I have that guys # so I can see if he still gets them. Thanks
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I am in St. Louis, do you still have a source for these totes?
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