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What is everyone using to store water? I've read that the store bought water bottles will eventually leak.
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#2
Food grade 55 gallon drums.
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#3
Two liter bottles seem to be popular.
But if you have the room I would go with the 55gal drum(s)
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#4
In reference to the store bought bottles, I believe if they're exposed to direct sunlight for an extended period of time, they will break down. As they plastic in them is designed to degrade with UV light. This, I believe, was done because too many plastics are going into landfills. I know that was done with the plastic grocery bags, and probably with water bottles as well.
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#5
Hit any hardcore survival site and if you can't store large quantities (55 gallon drums) then they recommend the 2 liter soda bottles. Add a drop or two of Chlorine in each bottle and they will last a long time. The clear bottles can also be filled with water, laid out in the yard in direct sunlight for a length of time I can't remember, and this will kill bacteria.

I have a bunch of soda bottles stored in my back closet. Each one has the date I filled them written on it with black marker. After a year of sitting, I try to dump them and refill them and mark the date again.

If you can collect rain water, you can set up a drum outside the house to have your gutters dump into them. But your going to want some kind of filtration system to pump this water thru before using for drinking or cooking. This is good water for flushing toilets or watering gardens.
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#6
I have no real place to store water... So I'm trying to concentrate more on filtration and purification than storage... lol


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streaker69;11583 Wrote:Food grade 55 gallon drums.

Where's the best place to find food grade drums? I've only seen the blue drums around here. Im guessing the white are the food grade?
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bucksco;11790 Wrote:
streaker69;11583 Wrote:Food grade 55 gallon drums.

Where's the best place to find food grade drums? I've only seen the blue drums around here. Im guessing the white are the food grade?

I'm getting them out here from a guy for $20 each. If you're planning a trip out this way, shoot me a PM, and I'll pick them up and have them waiting here. I just did that for Metz the other day.

Otherwise in the thread Websites for Supplies I provided a link to BayTec Containers. You can order just about all your plastic needs directly from them. But shipping on drums is gonna kill ya.
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#9
I just buy bottled spring water. Have enough stored for the whole family for 2 months.

I use and rotate it
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Chazman321;11757 Wrote:I have no real place to store water... So I'm trying to concentrate more on filtration and purification than storage... lol
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A couple in the back of this closet. A couple in the back of that closet. A few under this sink, and few beside this dresser. A couple beside this desk. A few on the back porch. You can spread them all over the place and end up with a lot of water in the long run. Just a thought till you can find someplace to store a lot of water.
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