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im looking into getting more water storage i have a 55gal barrel, but i would like to store much more water but I am limited on space. Ive looked into surewater tanks the 275gal model they say it doesnt take much more room than the 55 gal drum. Does any one have info on this product or others that would work with limited space?
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get a pool. the biggest one that'll fit in your space.
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Its impossible to store enough water, if you have not done so, I suggest you look into some kind of home based water filter.
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Nothing special about water storage. Just be careful of the weight. 275 gallons is 2294lbs. Make sure your storage space can handle the load.
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Uh yea, I think 275 gallons will take up more space than 55!
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Uh yea, I think 275 gallons will take up more space than 55!
Not if you buy the concentrated stuff.
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Not if you buy the concentrated stuff.
Or freeze-dried!
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Things to keep in mind regarding water storage.

-Store as much as you can (safely).
-Cubical containers pack more water into less space than cylindrical.
-You need access to surface water if your prep scenarios include infrastructure failure.
-You must have one method of proper filtration. Two is better. Berkey systems are portable and effective. Consider a large system for group usage, and a smaller on-the-foot system for mobile situations where you need to take advantage of opportune water sources.
-Rotate treated and stored water supplies.
-Rain water from roof systems MUST be filtered. It has biological and chemical contaminates. Metal roof coverings shed comparatively cleaner water.

A concrete lined cistern works well for underground storage. Must be aerated and filter properly.

Come to a decision as to what your daily usage requirements are, and then double them. You can not go wrong with more water. This is even more important in arid environments where surface water is seasonal, and well water levels drop or when the water turns bitter.

If you only have ONE SOURCE of water, consider yourself at risk.

If your backup water source is too far for access and transport by foot, consider vehicular mounted transport. You should have at least a hand operated pump to ease filling and emptying. Moving a large container of water up ramps, slopes, ravines and over rough ground can be dangerous, and burns more calories than your food plan may allow. If it gets to where you have to range for water, things are probably pretty bad.... injuring yourself when smarter methods are available is contrary to survival discipline.
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Here's a pic of the 275 gallon SureWater tank (I've looked at these as they are here in Utah)...it might help in deciding whether it would be feasible.

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The 275 gal. totes are approx. 4'X4'X4'. They can be stacked.
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Anything above 15 gallons is an in place unit. Don't try to transport a 55 gallon drum. Full it weighs right at 500 pounds. Kev is correct your 55 gallon drum is to get you through the first few days and maybe week or two. After that go the GOLD when it comes to water filtration. Don't skimp here. get the best because your life depends on it. If you have bought a used drum be sure it was used for food grade product not chemicals of any kinds. The plastic will never be right and it could make you very sick.

After you have used up your 55 gallons use it to catch rain water from your roof gutters.
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Get dehydrated water. Takes up much less space.
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Not if you buy the concentrated stuff.
i have been stocking up on the "Dehydrated" stuff myself lately
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I would like a tank that can be pressurized so I can run the daily water through it.
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Here's a pic of the 275 gallon SureWater tank (I've looked at these as they are here in Utah)...it might help in deciding whether it would be feasible.

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Does the woman come with it....If so, I'll take two tanks...
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i have been stocking up on the "Dehydrated" stuff myself lately
I understand Texas has a surplus right now of dehydrated water. Could be you can get it for a good price if you can source it from there.
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Here's a pic of the 275 gallon SureWater tank (I've looked at these as they are here in Utah)...it might help in deciding whether it would be feasible.

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That's a nice tank, if you can get it affordably. With vertical storage like that, you can really increase your capacity, if it's on a slab or basement floor.
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That's a nice tank, if you can get it affordably. With vertical storage like that, you can really increase your capacity, if it's on a slab or basement floor.
They are really nice...They look like a tall water heater. I'm not sure where the OP lives as far as home, apt, etc., but I think they are ideal. I believe the 275 gallon goes for around 450 or so and the 525 gallon tank they carry is around 600.00...that's alittle high considering you can get the standard wider vertical for much less... but, then again, if your limited on space and can afford the extra cost, they would be perfect.
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Does the woman come with it....If so, I'll take two tanks...
LOL...I'll let her know your interested next time I'm out that way.
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Ive looked into surewater tanks the 275gal model they say it doesnt take much more room than the 55 gal drum. Does any one have info on this product or others that would work with limited space?
Do the math. 55 goes into 275 five times. No much bigger? I suppose that's true, just so long as 'not much' equates to single digits. Have a look at your 55 gal drum, think of it 5 times bigger.
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