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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Each month I have focused on an area and this month is water. I know water should have been first, but it was very intimidating. I live in GA so thankfully we get an adequate amount of rain each year and except for droughts we almost always get a nice shower each 5-10 days. I also live about...
  2. Food and water
    For long term, up to 5 years? Any other advice on long term water storage? I recently bought the WaterBrick bulk of 10: 3.5 gallons x 10= 35 gallons that are stackable, and also managable. Any advice on water storage is much appreciated. Thank You, God Bless America:thumb:
  3. Food and water
    Good idea or bad idea? What's the best way to do it? Should I have it tested? I like the idea of storing tap water ultimately because it is FREE!! I am thinking milk jugs thoroughly cleaned because I have three small kids and we drink milk like it's going out of style. Anybody have any...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hheello, Does anyone here have experience with larger bladder tanks? I have found this: http://www.bayteccontainers.com/30galwaterbag.html but this is only an example although for us a good one... Sincerely, ArrowToTree
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've got about 40 gallons of water that needs to be rotated out (my first rotation since starting to stock). Anything from 6 months to 1 year is going, but I can't just dump it down the drain. What do you guys think would be the best way to use it? It's winter time here now and altho it's been a...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello I just got my 55agl drums for my water storage I am using calcium hypochlorite (pool shock) Just wanted to know if I had figured the amount right.For 55 gal I would use 25teaspoons full?? also was wondering if I should use candle wax or plastic wrap to seal caps?? Thanks
  7. General Discussion
    I went into a pool supply today and found that all of the pool shock was listed as Calcium HYPOCHLORITE 73% Granular. Nothing even online is 100%. Is this the same as was suggested here to make homemade bleach? The Hypochlorite instead of hydrochloride wording, does it make a difference? Does...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I thought most carried bleach for this purpose. Its the only water purification I've actually used. 2 drops in a canteen, carried in your cheap orange whistle/compass combo. My wife showed me this with Girl Scouts training they received and we've used this ever since. Then I watched these...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have complied a list but I doubt it is correct. Please look and add/remove anything that needs tweeking. Keep in mind this is for BIL on 40 acres for 8 adults. Item qty 12 ga shotgun 1 .22lr w/scope 1 Bow 1 .308 rifle 2 .243...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am working on my water storage and got this info from a previous thread(see quote below) I have looked in both wal-mart and lowes and can not find a shock with only that ingredient (calcium hypochlorite) can some one tell me a brand or store that sells the plain shock?? Thanks
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all- I have ordered 3-55 gallon food grade plastic water barrels. I also ordered a drinking water hose and chlorine dioxide to add to the barrels as I fill them. Now for my question-how long can I keep the water before it's time to dump it and replace it? Thanks. Prankster :)
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Excuse me, I'm new. I live in northern California, and we've always tried to be ready for the "big one". We buy water in 2.5 gal. jugs at the store. Although the water looks fine, they have expiration dates from ten years ago. They are stored in a dark basement. Although I'm in the process of...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just got 4 food grade barrels for water storage.I have cleaned them with a vinegar and backing soda solution, and plan to do a final rinse with a mild mix of bleach and water. What do you recommend as storage solution.I have seen the mixture they sell for $15. but would like to find a cheaper...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello. I want to start storing some water in my house but I have to store outside in my backyard or under my back porch. I'm ordering those blue 55 gal water barrels. Is there anything I should know about doing it this way? If outside as opposed to inside in a cooler basement, should I...
  15. 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...
  16. Food and water
    Can you store these water bottles long term without adding bleach or other additive ?
  17. Urban Survival
    Living in Southern California, water is a big concern. One thing that Southern California does have plenty of are swimming pools. Does anyone have ideas or expertise on making pool water drinkable taking into consideration that the pool will be treated with chemicals and/or the pool water cold...
  18. 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...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Help! I am severly math challenged. I found some pool shock at the hardware store. The most I could find is 52% CH. I can't buy some online because I dont have a credit card. My problem is I dont know who much to use if lets say I want to treat a 5 gallon jug of water. I don't trust my math...
  20. Urban Survival
    water storage in an urban setting I have reviewed several threads discussing storage of water in an urban setting. Aside from the filling the bath tub when a known disaster is quickly arriving, and collecting rain water from the gutters, one of the most common storage methods I see referenced...
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