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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I hope that we all realize that we have 30-40-50 gallons of drinkable water available in our water heater in case we should need it. (power outage, etc.) But have you recently drained the sediment from it lately? Water heaters occasionally get a build up up sediment in the bottom, and we don't...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    thinking about getting a 2500 gallon water storage tank My question is how much bleach would it take to stabilize that many gallons
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am interested in storing about 200 gallons of water for my family. I have looked for other options besides the 55 gallon drums. Rubber maid trash cans come out to about the same price per gallon. PVC pipe would offer some creative arranging but still comes out as expensive, most likely...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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!!
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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??
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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?
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Heres a couple of links that i think are rather useful. lets face it when shtf people will be hoarding water. Do you want to be the fool who always thought nothing would ever happen or the genius who has his gutter running from his roof to a collection system? Uses include but do no limit...
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