Water Storage

Water Storage Containers:
Water storage

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Emergency Water Storage for Preppers
Water tanks, barrels, jugs and other containers.  Water storage
is a critical component of prepping and yet rarely discussed in
prepper forums and Web sites.reppers have many water
storage options, which we will discuss.

  • 55 gallon tank. A 55-gallon tank, pictured left is a good
    start for a family water storage plan. You'll need five of
    them to meet the water storage needs of a family of four.

  • 260 gallon tank (Surewater). If you can afford it, a 260
    gallon tank is among the highest quality of preps you can
    provide your family or group to survive. SureWater,
    pictured right is such a water storage tank. This water
    tank is equal to five 55-gallon barrels! As you can see
    from the size comparison with a human being, pictured
    right, you can fit this into a closet.

  • Aqua-tainer. With rigid, 7-gallon rectangular design, this
    water container with molded contour grip is a space-saver.
    Stacks and stores easily! Each 5-gallon bag is thick,
    durable, hard to pierce and stored in stackable, heavy-duty

  • Water Boxes. Store long-term potable water in 5-gallon
    BPA-free water bags from Legacy Foods. They come with
    Aquamira water treatment tablets! (Water treated with
    Aquamira is drinkable for 5 years.)

Protect your family with a boxed emergency supply of long-term
storage water that does not contain harmful chemicals.
Aquamira water supply treatment tablets purify water and
actually improve the taste. Chlorine Dioxide tablets will not
discolor storage water or create harmful byproducts like bleach
will. Each box weighs 40-lbs once filled with water.

  • WaterBob. Made of FDA approved food grade materials
    and BPA-Free, a WaterBob, pictured above, is a last resort
    for securing water just before a hurricane or immediately
    following an earthquake. It holds 100 gallons of water!
    The WaterBob attaches to faucet, fills in minutes and
    includes pump to dispense water. The system keeps water
    fresh for up to 12 weeks.

  • Earthquake: While earthquakes come without
    warning, a WaterBob is essential for earthquakes
    because after a severe earthquake the power may be
    out for extended periods. Depending on the severity
    an earthquake could damage the power sources. Many
    people do not realize that water runs with the help of
    electricity. They forget that water, must be cleaned
    before we can drink it.

  • EMP: In the opening scene of Revolution, which is a
    television series of an EMP-like event, the patriarch of
    the family instructed the household to fill all the
    sinks and tubs with water to secure every last bit
    before the pumps would fail. Having a Waterbob is a
    more sanitary method of securing this water than by
    filling the dirty tubs.

  • AquaPod.

  • Water Bricks. Water bricks, pictured right, have the
    advantage of being very sturdy. They are versatile too:
    you can transform the bricks into hidden furniture or stuff
    them with rice and beans. The horizontal stacking design
    makes them more versatile than other water storage
    containers on the market. You can hide your water more

WARNING: Do not store your water in reused soda bottles. This
is a dangerous practice! It is among the many
dirty little
prepper lies and misinformation on the Internet.

Where to store your water:

  • Keep your water away from contaminants, including the
    cement. This means a garage is not always a good place.

  • Keep your water stored at room temperature.

  • Another good place to store water is in the attic for floods.
    The most important thing to know about water storage is
    that you should store your water away from gasoline,
    paint thinners and solvents, as well as where flood waters
    may flow. Your water will become contaminated if the
    containers mix with flood waters. Keep some water with
    you and fill the tubs.

Why choose a water container when you could have bottled
Water bricks, pictured above, are sturdy and stackable and
have a convenient handle\;however, they do require you carry a
water preserver, pictured right.

Water storage containers like these have several benefits and
conveniences over bottled water you buy at the store. Water
brick storage containers are:
  • more sturdy and stackable, which means less chance of
    water damage. (Improper stacking and storage of water
    bottles may cause you costly water damage.)
  • easier to carry because they have sturdy  and comfortable
  • have more reliable spigots. (Most jug waters offer no
    spigot to dispense the water).

A water container, like Aquatainer, pictured right will cost you
around $17 and will hold around 7 gallons. If you are on an
extreme budget; however, it's better to buy 17 bottles of one-
gallon jugs of
water at the dollar stores. Just make sure to
select the right brand of water, as
bottled water may have stuff
in it that you don't want to drink. Then again, the same is true
tap water, which may contain fluoride, arsenic, lead and

Happy endings...
Water is life! Knowing that you can only live three days without
it, stockpiling enough water is among the most satisfying of
your prepping activities if not the most important. Even if you
live in an apartment, you can stockpile months of water if you
are clever.

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