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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am storing water in Great Value 3qt apple juice bottles. I wash them out, bleach them, then refil with HOT tap water. before I seal them. I place approx 4-6 drops of bleach in the water. I then place Glad press and seal wrap to eliminate bubbles. I then place the lid on and check to make...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Alright - I've been half-prepping now for about a year now with food reserves and water in gallon containers in the basement. This is mainly because our electricity goes out from time to time and that means the well doesn't run. I'm about 4/5ths the way through Once Second After and it has...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm so angry right now. We want to purchase some 55-gallon barrels or IBC totes, but kept getting the run-around/busy signal whenever we tried to call our local bottling plant. So, DH visited in person with cash in hand. They don't sell them anymore, apparently. They use them for...
  4. Urban Survival
    Awhile back I received a couple of bottles of the Aquamira Water Treatment from http://www.ReadyPro.org/ The solution comes in 2 bottles, bottle A and Bottle B. From the directions, your supposed to measure out 1 tsp per 5 gallons of water from both bottles, mix and then add to the water that...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have 5 gallon jugs from 5 years back. Combined with a little cholrine and a Big Berkey, why should I ever change them out? Suggestions?
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I woke up this morning and the pipes in my house were frozen=no water. I have a number of cases of bottled water and a few gallon jugs... enough to last me a week or 2 if needed. Assuming I had to go past that 2 weeks, what would my best option be for more water directly on hand aside from...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all, my question for you all today is about water. In your survival plan which would you most plan on doing? Do you pump? I guess you can use a generator to operate a well but a generator = gas, noise and attention... Anyone use solar panels to power water pumps? How many of you still...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    How long can water be stored until it is considered no longer fit for consumption. What brings the question I picked up two plastic 7 gallon water containers from Kmart was thinking to secure a few more for emergency drinking water but don't know is there shelf life or how that can be prolonged.
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a very inadequate water storage system and need to build a new larger system. I am prepping for fourteen people plus two dogs. I don't want to waste money, but don't mind spending it to get stuff right. Any ideas on set up and amounts. Thanks you. Merry Christmas!!
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i live in a neiborhood on a average size lot and want to store water in case shtf but i have no idea how much i need or where to store ,underground?in barrels?or even how much i need?we have food for around a year but i know i am lacking in water.i live in the desert so we dont get a lot of rain...
  11. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I was out in my garage the other day playing with something, don't remember what when my eyes lit upon my son's kiddy pool. Now it was an epiphany for me, so I thought I would share. I paid 20 bucks for an eight foot pool. I have all kinds of eight foot tarps, eight by twelve, or greater...
  12. Urban Survival
    How do you guys store your water? I am lucky to have a house but being in an apt or small condo might be different. If you can provide any urban tips or pictures I would appreciate it. As a newbie I currently have two cases of bottle water and am looking into larger water storage containers...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a bit of a problem, or so I feel it is, concerning my water storage. I'd like to explain how I go about storing water: First, I use 2 liter bottles. I learned this from a friend. If everyone in your family/group gets a bottle or so a day, and one bottle happens to be tainted...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What's the best way to store water?? Would it be freezing it??? Or could I just go buy a bunch of cases of bottled water and throw them in my attic and be done with it. Doesn't bottled water have a expiration date??
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Water Filtration system...does anyone know of a good website or source on how to build a good homestead type of water filtration system. I am looking for a homemade system that can remove all pathogens, toxins and chemicals. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
  16. Urban Survival
    I am about to begin preping 2 liter coke bottles. I have washed them out twice and and let them sit for almost a week with joy dish soap and water in them. Anything I should wash them out with next. I also have those gallon milk jugs but those are next to useless. I will only keep using...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, I just acquired the below 30-gallon food grade barrel for purposes of water storage. (1) If I decide to store the barrel-containing-water in basement, then assuming there's a power outtage for many days in winter with no heat in basement, would the water turn to ice? The basement is more...
  18. Urban Survival
    Anybody using IBC containers for water storage?
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    After you fill your containers with water for storage from the tap how long will it last before you need to change it for fresh water?
  20. Urban Survival
    When I fill up water that I will store for a significant amount of time- How often should I change the water to prevent it from going bad? ....Water does go bad after a while? Also, is there anything that you can add to the water to extend the life of it? If so how much does it cost...
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