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  1. Food and water
    I am seriously considering storing larger quantities of water now. I am looking at two options: (1) The 3,000 Gallon white plastic tank at Tractor Supply, which would be stored in a shop garage with no climate control, but out of the sunlight, and out of sight. (2) Several "Doorway Tanks" of...
  2. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    I currently have a klean kanteen 40 Oz water bottle, and while mostly happy with it, it does have a flaw that annoys me and I am wondering if the nalgene is any better. Because of how the threads are formed, and the top lip being rolled in the klean kanteen has a few small groves that are...
  3. Food and water
    I have a few hundred gallons of water stored upstairs in my house and I want more, but I don't want to exceed the floor load. Currently I have the weight distributed on platforms over the bearing walls of the first floor. Consequently, I'm thinking about storing some in my unheated, very...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok so i am new to the forum and have decided that I really need some advice on something that i have been having a problem with lately. I work about 30 miles away from home and in the event that something sould happen while i am at work i have put together a small 72 hour bug out kit together to...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm really lacking on water storage. I live in San Antonio, use city water and it doesn't rain often. I would like to store as much as possible, but need a decent starting point. How many DAYS per person should I start off with? I'm planning to store two gallons per person. Thanks in advance!
  6. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hi All I am interested in setting up 2 275 gallon IBC totes to store rainwater and use for my garden, with the thought that it would be available if needed for drinking after filtering. So I live on a corner lot in a subdivision.... No real privacy. Don't really care what neighbors think, if...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My husband does HVAC and he has access to a lot of plastic barrels that used to house nitrates. They use the chemical to keep water from going hard through boilers . Does anyone have any idea whether or not these could be cleaned to store water at home? The barrel sizes range from 15 to 55 gal...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need to store water. For those of you that use Aqua Tainers, how often do you change out the water? I just want a small amount, not big barrels. I figured a shelf of Dollar Tree jugs for drinking and an aqua tainer or cooking or dishes . Anyone ever taste water from aqua tainer? Does it get...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have recently found out where I can get some food grade 55 gallon plastic drums to hold drinking water. Now, I have a couple questions about how to store my drums. 1) Is it best to build a rack for them, I plan on having 3 total, or could I use paracord to suspend them in my basement from the...
  10. Vendor Deals
    Aquatank II 60 Gallon Special Pricing on Markdown: http://www.markdown.com/lpc-survival-aquatank-ii-60-gallon.html We are running a special deal for the next 3 days on the Aquatank II 60 gallon, at 40 percent off, this is the lowest price we have ever offered them at. Aquatanks can be used...
  11. Urban Survival
    Don't shoot me if this specific topic has been covered but I've used the search feature and went back multiple pages to no avail. Multiple threads of what to use, how to clean it, how to treat it, etc., etc., etc.!!!!!!!!!!! What about methods of storage???? (I'm pretty limited to...
  12. DIY - Do It Yourself
    More photos We have started construction on the Food Web's water component. It is a 7,000 gallon rain catchment system. We've been experimenting with liner-tanks for large capacity water storage, and this one is coming out great. The basic concept with these tanks is to make a support...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have filled about 20 gallons of water lately out of tap... I get rural water here in my small town, instead of city water (which rural water is MUCH better). Will that be okay? I store half in the fridge, the other half in a cool location in my home. Should I buy a filter system for my sink...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi Guys, This is a very cool forum, lots of knowledge and lots of great ideas, I'm glad I found it. I bought a blue 55gallon water storage drum. I figure it can't hurt to have a bunch of clean water. I'm a little confused about filteration. 1- Since I'll be filling this barrel with tap water...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There seems to be a lot of water storage threads of late along with the typical how long does bottled water last question. I thought I'd create this post to help those with this sort of question think through the problem and in the end answer the questions themselves. First lets focus on water...
  16. 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...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Okay, maybe this is a stupid question - but would this be a poor way to keep some water around? http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_125701_-1?ICID=CRT:0435-01293-6407 I mean for $200 this thing holds over 3700 gallons of water....
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I found a "Food Grade" 325 gal storage container for a good price. It's original contents were Industrial strength Vinegar used for disinfectent purposes in the food processing industry. I believe that if I flush it throughly I can use it for long-term water storage. Anyone have any...
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