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Hey everyone,

I found this article online and thought it was a great idea and I'd share it here. It's about a man who began storing his emergency food and water supplies in 2-liter bottles. Since the bottles are air tight and will never biodegrade, he figured they were an excellent place to store foods (wheat, beans, sugar, etc) and water for any SHTF scenario.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_/ai_n16509325

Thanks! Paul
 

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I was looking around on another sight the other day and found plans for a homemade minnow trap using a 2 liter bottle very easy to make. I can't remember the web sight but when i make one I will post the picture
 

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Hm... so I know in survival situations you can eat just about anything, but do you eat minnows raw like wee lil' sushi? Or cook them somehow?
 

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I think it's a good idea, the only problem with storing water in them would be rotation - probably only want to store the water for 1 - 2 years and then you'd have a lot of bottles to drain. On the other hand, if something goes wrong (leak or goes bad) it would be contained to one bottle which is great.
 

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Is everyone aware that 2 liter Pop bottles let auto and petro-chemical fumes through?

Do not use and store them where they are exposed to same. :eek:
 

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I buy soda I make sure it's 2 liter bottles. When I finish the soda I refill it with water and into the supply room it goes.
Do you treat them? or just wash the bottles? I tired this once and the water had something growing in it even though I tried my best to lean the bottle.

Are thought these bottles sensitive to UV or salt? I have seen plenty of soda bottles washed up on shore that just break apart.
 

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Do you treat them? or just wash the bottles? I tired this once and the water had something growing in it even though I tried my best to lean the bottle.

Are thought these bottles sensitive to UV or salt? I have seen plenty of soda bottles washed up on shore that just break apart.
Try a drop (or a couple) of bleach per bottle. Should help keep some stuff from growing in the water. Might want to keep some pre-sweetened kool aide around in case you ever have actually use the water to make it taste better after being in storage.:thumb:
 

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How long did it take for stuff to start growing? I've got about 11 of these full of water at home and they are sitting in my pantry. I filled them and let them sit open for twelve hours to let them settle and undesirables to escape. Is any bleach okay? Like do you guys use javex or something? Kind of wierd to think about that in my water.

Oh, and for rotating the water, take a week and use them for flushing the toilets and such or making soup or something.

Do you treat them? or just wash the bottles? I tired this once and the water had something growing in it even though I tried my best to lean the bottle.

Are thought these bottles sensitive to UV or salt? I have seen plenty of soda bottles washed up on shore that just break apart.
 

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I buy 3 liter poland spring bottles of water to rotate into my water preps. When we have emptied a bottle I sanitize it with one part bleach to ten parts water and then let it fully dry. Then on a day with low humidity I just use a funnel and fill it up, put the cap on tight and store in a dry location that does not receive sunlight. I have found that the 3 liter bottles will hold about 6lbs of rice and 5 lbs of beans.

I start using the Acadia brand water bottles but realized that to me it was worth it to spend a little more and buy the poland spring water because they are stackable.
 

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That's a great idea, the stackables that is.

Also, does anyone know about coffee beans? I know this is an aside, but just a quick one. Do they keep for long periods of time in something like this?
 

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Hm... so I know in survival situations you can eat just about anything, but do you eat minnows raw like wee lil' sushi? Or cook them somehow?
you could probably boil them but i dont see why you couldnt eat them raw
i have eatin raw trout before minnows shouldnt be diffrent
 
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