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  1. Food and water
    Just bought 4 of these. So if i fill them with city chlorinated water, do i still need to add bleach? Or do i just need to recycle/refresh them every 6 months or so? If i need to add bleach, in what ratio? 5-8 drops per gallon? I'm sure this has been asked about a billion times before but a...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I purchased a bunch of these from my local grocery stores. They are rectangular and have a sealed tap on them. I figured I'd save them for a year and then refill and reuse the containers. I just came home to my second occurrence of one rupturing. It just gets a tiny little leak and over time...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need some help. Please read where my thoughts have been. Initially, I thought "just purchase 6 months of MRE's", then I read about the negatives - aluminum and constipation for long term. Then, Mountain House. Where would I get boiling water in a "REAL" disaster (earthquake, New Orleans or...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey All, Great forum, I am new but not green. Been getting serious about prepping for the past couple of months and have got of to a good start. I have to questions that I am hopping you guys can help me out with. The first one is bugging in. I live at the edge of a suburb attached to...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just recently picked up a new water tank and was looking for help and best ways to preserve the water and how long it is good for.
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I am considering buying a lot of bottled water, like a pallet of it. I have seen on some sites about the "dangerous" chemicals that gets in the water from the plastic bottles during long term storage. Is this a valid consideration or is it just tin foil hat? If I have a case of bottled...
  7. Food and water
    Can you store these water bottles long term without adding bleach or other additive ?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The Red Cross recommends: Water – one gallon per person per day; Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home) Ok, so maybe you want to stretch it out a little further just to feel extra prepared...maybe 3 months worth of food. But, WHY in the...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This may have been addressed already but I'm thinking about techniques for filling and sealing containers at home with tap water instead of buying cases and gallons of spring water. Milk jugs, 2-liter bottles and food-safe bottles like that. I'm wondering what needs to be done to tap water for...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I had tried to buy a Waterbob for filling my bathtub with water in a SHTF scenario, but they have been out of stock for a while. So in looking around I found this: http://www.aquapodkit.com/ Pretty much the same thing as the waterbob, near as I can figure. So rather than wait for the...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Whether storing in 2 or 3 liter soda bottles, or bigger 5 gal containers, What do you add to the water, and how much per gallon, to keep it from stagnating in storage? Chlorine, iodine? Thanks much!
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've read a lot about water filtration and wells w/ hand-pumps at our BOL's, but depending on the circumstances, what if you have to "bug-in"? A tainted water supply has always been a more realistic situation to me than having to head for the hills. How much water do you keep in backstock in...
  13. Food and water
    Just stumbled onto this, thought it worth posting. http://www.lewrockwell.com/rep2/urban-survival-myths-water.html "As with everything in survival there are a lot of rumors floating around about what works and what doesn’t. When it comes to staying hydrated and water survival, there is no...
  14. Food and water
    New guy here with questions on food and water. So whats generaly considered the best way to store substinence, particularly water? Gallon jugs? bottled water? Should they be kept factory sealed or some sort of perservative? how long will they last either way before new stores are needed? And...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Space is limited in our garage and I would prefer for our neighbors who stop by and frequent the garage with my husband to not see our 55 gallon water barrells. I don't have them yet, but am planning ahead. Would it be possible to fill them, push them over, and roll to store under the deck...
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    Unless there is already one out there. There is so much info out there it would be nice to have these tips in a place where we could print them out and store in folder or binder.
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm sorry if this chapter isn't appropriate- didn't know where to put it. Move it if it fits better somewhere else. In the past I read the threads about food storage very carefully. A lot you folks have a lot of food stored which good. But it seems I never see enough water supply. This...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We got these crates delivered at my work a while back. I knew what they where but didnt have a chance to really look into them till now. They are from Noah water. Big a$$ water purification systems. I went to their web sight and if you got the money they got the stuff. If the shtf and these get...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi folks, I'm new to the site here. It's taken me a while to post something, I've been busy looking! lol Lots of good info. Here's my question. I have a bunch of 5 gallon gas cans that my wife was using to transport reverse osmosis water for the fish tank. They have never had gas in them. I...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    who has a rainwater harvesting system? I'm looking into a 75,000 gallon in ground storage system. Does anyone have such a system, either bigger or smaller. I'm hoping to use it to run my toilets, water lawn and for possible potable water if needed at some point in time. Andrew
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