There’s already too much chemicals in “City” water. This was to be used for everything but drinking. Yes it would help, but, it will only slow down the freeze (unless the room or location they are stored in gets above freezing long enough to prevent the equilibrium temperature from setting in below 32F. I used one of the kits that has Iodine pellets that you shake and wait before adding. The 65 psi that city water pressures need means a 150 foot high tower. Looking for a financial adviser who sees the world through a similar lens as we do? I put jugs back into original cardboard boxes they come in , store them in my basement in a cool dark place. You can kill your filters very quickly with algified, (yes, I made up a word), algified water. I am looking to store several 55 gal blue food grade drums that I found and am cleaning out as I type. We’ve also compiled information from the CDC, the EPA, FEMA, as well as books and articles from professionals and preppers, about the proper and most effective practices in ensuring safe, practical water storage … BigT, Many plastic containers tho no “meant for water” are food grade. I canned several quarts of boiled water whenever I was canning other things (water bath for about 45 minutes). I have old Gatorade bottles that I use in my coolers. The price is right,Free, would this be seen as a suitable container for H2O? Back off to bed and hopefully sleep I go. Sacrificing a few fleeting pleasures to have some water security made sense. or should an inch or two be left unfilled at the top to avoid having the water get too hot on warm days when we are not around, potentially exploding due to pressure buildup? weighs 1lb full. Debbie W. You’re welcome. It’s not recommended to reuse bottles for drinking water. The jugs themselves are food grade, however you will need to be sure to completely rid the jug of any milk residue. I think I saw one of these on Ready Resources store but haven’t seen repair kits yet. I have no idea what the condition of the water is. What is the best way to store for long term in regards to added chemicals in the drums? saw the dog with his head outside the door when it was -20 seemed just fine. When widespread power outages occur, water may not flow from the tap, or treatment plants may not be working to properly treat and deliver safe water. It’s nice to be able to have the lid off or on depending on temperatures. I would suggest if used in water to use in glass storage containers only as the silver in solution will readily adhere to plastics and metal containers. For my Family, we would need about one per day for drinking. It froze, but so far has not cracked or leaked. I leave my rain barrels out all winter, sometimes I forget to drain them, they are still OK. A device that stores energy is generally called an … In addition, you could simply replace the water each Spring as a precaution. since I am not a “canner”, I don’t really know, but. 1 Tbsp. Nice bonus, most have a nice screw on cap, so if one uses it for pouring drinking water from, easy to re close. Abstract. I drain and replenish my water storage at least once a year. I’m guessing iodine would work but I’m not sure on how much or what type… etc. Bring the water to a rolling boil for 1 to 3 minutes. I will put an ounce or two in a gallon of milk that is past the expiration date. ", Dave, the short answer is yes, but… if this is during the winter months, there are usually less bugs and nasties around. Could work and is certainly better than doing nothing. One is 5000 litre and the other is I believe about 7000 litre. Much cheaper than drilling a well or running a quarter mile of pipe to one of the 3 year round springs on my place. About the size of a can of hair spray. That’s about a year’s worth for the animals. I’m also diabetic. Dollar Tree also carries them. As that song goes “I get by with a little help from my friends”. Will my water be ok? I can vouch for the KELLYKETTLE! Your jugs will start to leak, so you should keep an eye on them. Found this quote from an article re: the history of health support uses of silver. A large portion of water can be conserved by adoption of modern methods of irrigation. Finished water storage … The barrels were topped off (full to the brim) with water, then the bungs were tightened, before tightening that last bung, put some pressure on the barrel to squeeze out any excess air, then tighten! All seems to be well. It has been said many times that a person can live for three weeks without food but only three days without water. If you still think it will freeze put a light in the bottom corner. Wasn’t necessary, but he insisted. – me, If so , what do I use ? Terms Of Use It will burn small debris (twigs,pinecones, etc’) and rapidly boil water. Papa Smurf, been meaning to say I thought we probably had a somewhat common beginning into adulthood via Uncle Sam’s training. Hello Brother from another Mother! The water will run through a filter (sometimes) before coming into the house and there is always screening and mesh to filter before the rainwater goes into the tanks. I have plenty of dark storage space to store hundreds of gallons of water but what happens when the temperatures soar. City water is chlorinated. With water, there’s hope. The EMAS hand pump information I have uses a marble in a seat seal and mentions need for rebuilding that seat seal now and then due to suspended water grit wear. Where I live it would freeze up harder than a block of concrete! Heck a busted water main or town employee who let the e-coli get too high can cause you issues at home and your quality of life can change. Chlorine can be detected in most bottled water sold in stores. put garbage bags over them. If I open the round cap would that let in the germs, etc. Since my last posting we have actually “lost” one of our rain water tanks due to age. – In the past, I have found it by the Grid Squares and the radio squelch oil! Easy to store in cabinets and other small spaces. I too have diabetes and mix apple cider vinegar with the mother (very important) and also do intermittent fasting, took my diabetes from 10.7 to 5.7 in less than 3 months and never took any meds. – me2, Jabba, We’ve got a variety of storage water containers, too: Several cases of drinking water in 12/16 oz bottles How long will water last under these conditions? Thank you Dennis, you never disappoint me friend, you know your a bit of a Leader here on MSB. Usually the best source is municipal water from your faucet tap at home. We have a rain cachement system and it uses some of the 55 gallon drums, plus the 1,000 gallon water tank. Most people do not…. I store all my water straight from the tap. Consuming colloidal silver long-term is not a good idea and I am not a quack so here is some info to digest. I live in central Arizona so I don’t have the problem of my water freezing.In the summer our temp’s can and will be over 100 and not cool off that much in the night. Would this work for our water? Uses very little. The level of chlorine is typically measured at 0.5 – 1 ppm (parts per million) as tested with a swimming pool chlorine test kit. and form a container/package. Denise the IBCs I have I wrapped in black plastic and put on the north side of the house out of the sun to keep the algae down. It works real good. It is the contamination that gets in that can make it go bad. pour in water treat with chlorine…twist the plastic to contain water Sometimes their job site would be miles from a place that had ice which could be purchased. If you can find food grade peroxide so much the better. Practised in India, Turkey, sahelian countries and southern Africa, this method of storage is used in dry regions where the water table does not endanger the contents. Place in the freezer where you need to help with cold retention. Of course that doesn’t include my labor. I wonder if just leaving headroom for expansion, but keeping the bung hole sealed would be risky? They come in a 3.5 gallon size that makes them easier to carry and pour from. Energy storage is the capture of energy produced at one time for use at a later time to reduce imbalances between energy demand and energy production. that have been sealed out? The medic got even when he returned red faced and said, “they said to tell you that you’re in trouble. DO Protect from sun and light. They’ll be much easier to cut through. Papa Smurf, I once sent a young medic to the female orthopedic floor at Tripler on a quest for sterile fallopian tubes. Keep the containers in a dark environment (ideally use opaque containers) because sunlight will speed up the breakdown of chlorine level. is a "how to" guide for living well no matter what the future brings. Is it better to buy the plastic jugs of water or the glass jugs of water Thanks, Plastic will leach chemicals over time (some worse than others) whereas glass will not. I just don’t think it would be wise to use my precious drinking water. Just an idea. Filter all your drinking water. I ust bleach and allow o sit for 30 min so solution covers all. Timing is strange on this topic. Lots of homes, both older and newer(mine included) have a tap that is rainwater plumbed to the kitchen. and labeled clearly with a marker. There are many emergency situations and events that can cause your everyday water supply to become unavailable or undrinkable. Can be used for all the gray water needs…. How can I figure this out to see if it’s still usable. It is recommended that you rotate your water once a year for freshness and check on your water supply every month to ensure that leaks or contamination have not occurred. The water will need to be chlorinated before storage. Two is one, one is none…if ever there was an elitist way of thinking, that must be it, eh? We got the idea from putting liter bottles in the freezer full of water to help during long term power outages and they never burst. Having said that, and assuming that you read the article to get my general opinion on the general subject, I would answer your question by saying it will last forever. The District’s required storage and pumping capacity is evaluated using two different methods, described below: Method 1 Peak Hour Supply – All Above Ground Storage. Anybody from Long Island storing water ? Papa Smurf from Ken’s article about collecting rainwater a 14 X 20 tarp can collect from a .1 inch rainfall 17 gallons and a 1/4 inch rainfall 44 gallons. Papa Smurf I would avoid bleach like the plague, and Iodine and other poisons. If the water is pure from contamination to begin with, and if the container does not leach, and if the container is sealed from outside contaminants getting in, and if its stored away from heat (which would promote growth IF there are contaminants within), then water will last indefinitely. I consider them to be very clean. They are rotomolded from polyethylene resins and are food safe plastics. These water soak pits called as Madakas in Karnataka, Pemghara in Odisha and Johads in Rajasthan, are one of the oldest systems used to conserve and recharge ground water. It has been several years (10 years in some cases). Buy some quality jugs like Ken showed so if you gotta bug they hold up and do the best you can even if it is in soda bottles. All the comments on Long Term Water Storage, and not a one on the easiest way to store hundreds and thousands of good clean gallons of water. (1 – 2.5 gallons). thanks! The cost of a given size water jug is probably much less than the equivalent number of canning jars…. ;^) I also have a 55 gal food grade plastic barrel that I will fill with tap water. hot tub we could use for water too… Yes, everything mixed up in the greenhouse is marked, even if the smell of fish emulsion is fairly obvious. If you are using rain barrels and bulk tanks for rainwater harvesting, keep in mind that water will need to be filtered and purified before using as potable water. They are opaque and can be used and re-used multiple times. I rotate the water annually but wouldn’t have any qualms with it being a couple of years old. Far better to run a small aquarium heater and put it on its lowest setting, and avoid the freeze altogether. Papa Smurf I am happy to hear you have surface water available. Thanks for the tip. Your quite aware that what happens Up stream is also your problems? Would a concrete tornado shelter be a good place to store water. I would rotate that supply to maintain its freshness.If not a personal well is chlorinated. Now , water stored without chlorine will become bad, maybe brackish, depends what is in the water when stored. That and I can always find uses for tarps :-) So given your .1 inch rainfall and If I waste-fail to collect half of it that’s still 30 gallons plus water filter ready rainwater. May be difficult to extract the water if the siphon pump fails, Holds large volumes of water (55 – 5000+ gallons of water), Allows for rainwater harvesting and other free natural sources, Easier access for both indoor and outdoor uses (supply for a garden, animals, fire protection, etc. Start small and build up your supply. If you leave enough room for expansion, they will be fine. I was storing tap water in used 1-gallon water jugs bought from Kroger, but got to thinking about those 5-gallon water jugs they sell for the water dispensers. Although they are a little expensive for water (imagine that), they seem like the most safe and versatile storage for safe drinking water. could also make 2by 4 frames in much bigger sizes…drape plastic over sides of frame fill with water and treat… Period. Every spring I drain the water out and replace with fresh. ), they are selling, mostly to Asian Tourists…. Recharge trench cum injection well:- in this method a trench is dug of about 1-2 m wide and 1-2 m deep. Use a good clean heavy-duty BPA-free sealed container3. you walk down some rock stairs to get into the house, is a really tropical semi jungle setup, pretty cool actually, not so sure i would chose that as a way to live, but we may all be heading there anyway. That said think about hiding that well head from vandals (you know that term came from the NAME of one of the Barbarian Tribes that Sacked Rome? The nurses were “amused” and I wouldn’t have done it if the head nurse wasn’t a friend. I suggest having different levels (sizes) of water containers for different things. Tot he rest this is probably the least complicated and yet most important prep there is. My own personal rule-of-thumb for any water stored, is to replace it with fresh every 6 months… even though it might be perfectly fine well beyond that…. Then a number of injections wells are constructed below the trench that reach about 3-5 m below the water table. Modern Throwback…I too have had milk jugs spring a leak in a seam, or even a hole, when I have been using them for storage such as bird seed. Start with good pure clean water2. Water containers can be stored in many different places such as closets, underneath beds, etc. They are built for the needed strength to be buried for use as a septic tank or in your case a cistern. … But, at that time, 10 for $100 was a steal. Goodness Brother from another Mother why did you choose such a dry place? Maybe dig a large hole, put in the barrels, fill them, then cover with plywood and a few inches of soil. If you see it burst, you could then move it outside and let it melt. 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