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Hey guys! I was wondering... Does anyone have any ideas about how to store water i n a small area? I cu rrently am using my bedrooms walk-in closet as my prep storage area, but my biggest shortcoming is water. I have tried to look around for good ways to store about a months worth of water, since my apartment is a very long way from a good water source. About 15 or 16 miles away. So does anyone have any ideas of. How to store a good chunk of water in a confined area? I found a thing called aqua bricks, but they are very very expensive and weigh alot despite only holding 3 gallons of water. Any leads or ideas would be great!

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Wally- they aqua bricks could prob fit under my bed, but were built to be stacked on top of eacho ther. They are just really heavy. Think i read they make it like 20 pounds or so for 3 gallons.

 

Snake- what are those containers used for? And the restaurants pretty much just throw them away?

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I too really can't add too much to this. Many moons ago when I lived in an apartment we just placed water bottles under our beds, the children beds, I had a spare bedroom that I used to hold my preps. I had a 3 bedroom apartment with only 1 child at the time. I would store water whenever, wherever I could. didn't really care how it looked you can make a lot of tables from them if you cover them with cloth etc. Get your book end tables out of the way and used cartons of water instead. Hope this idea helps.

 

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I have a couple of water BOB's for each tub (one and a spare). Each holds about 100 gals of water - plastic bags that hold the water preventing tub leaks and if filled when water supply is still potable, the water is good.

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I only keep a case of water bottles but that's because I have a large pond out back. I will use my Just Water products for filtering. And as always, Sawyer and Berkey have good systems as well.

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Wally- they aqua bricks could prob fit under my bed, but were built to be stacked on top of eacho ther. They are just really heavy. Think i read they make it like 20 pounds or so for 3 gallons.

 

Snake- what are those containers used for? And the restaurants pretty much just throw them away?

 

yes it you look in the trash area you will find oil containers they are semi clear and hold 5 gallons white cap lid

any restaurant that deep fries a lot of foods will go through 6 to 12 a week you can ask doughnut shops for pails

they get icing in them they ain't perfect but it holds water and green water is still water it needs to be boiled filtered and treated

sewer water is treated I keep hearing all this side chatter about water going bad well unless it has deadly chemicals

that are equal to the consistency of water it can be filtered through crushed natural hardwood charcoal in a bucket lined with cloth some sand and some more charcoal some more sand like a sandwich dribble the water through and boil and treat.

 

I have no idea where someone came up with water can go bad the water you drank today has been on this planet since

water was created or come here by icy comets we all know it comes in 3 states vapor liquid and solid ice it is water now will be water forever as long as the life cycle here remains. and yes you can make water but the amount of water on the planet remains the same basic ratio as it has for millions of years if it goes anywhere it will be in underground rivers or the sea

making it difficult to get but not impossible unless we have no power equipment to reach it.

it has happened in Africa already a huge lake is gone the water is still there just not on the surface sink holes have devoured lakes and it went back to where it came in the underground rivers.

 

 

you can also

use floor wax containers some are square some are round the wax is made up of natural waxes you and wash them out

and any hard wax can be pealed off you need to filter and treat anyway so this is not a problem.

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Water bobs are great if you have time to fill them before an event. I had two. Used one during Sandy and it worked great. I also store gallons and smaller bottles in an under the stairs closet.

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The storage container and the storage containers are factors that determine the length of time stored water will remain good. All water should be stored in containers made of food-grade plastic or designed specifically for the storage of water. Most containers will have embossed somewhere on the outside "HDPE" or "PP," or a recycle triangle with the numbers "1" or "2" inside the triangle. But not all "HDPE" with the "2" triangle is food grade. That's why it is best to use containers that have contained food or drink previously, such as soda bottles, milk bottles or containers designated as specifically for storing water. Ideally, a 2-liter soda bottle will store water better than a reused milk jug. The plastic in the milk jug-type bottles tends to break down over time, leeching plastic into the water.

 

Read more: How Long Will Drinking Water Keep? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5166085_long-drinking-water-keep.html#ixzz2FX7gVy4O

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Wally- they aqua bricks could prob fit under my bed, but were built to be stacked on top of eacho ther. They are just really heavy. Think i read they make it like 20 pounds or so for 3 gallons.

 

Snake- what are those containers used for? And the restaurants pretty much just throw them away?

 

Three gallons of water will weigh 25.00 pounds not including the container. Water is heavy!

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Hey guys! I was wondering... Does anyone have any ideas about how to store water i n a small area? I cu rrently am using my bedrooms walk-in closet as my prep storage area, but my biggest shortcoming is water. I have tried to look around for good ways to store about a months worth of water, since my apartment is a very long way from a good water source. About 15 or 16 miles away. So does anyone have any ideas of. How to store a good chunk of water in a confined area? I found a thing called aqua bricks, but they are very very expensive and weigh alot despite only holding 3 gallons of water. Any leads or ideas would be great!

 

I've used gallon jugs-6 of them to a milk crate,then just stack them up. I have faith that you can ,shall we say aquire ,a few of the crates(look behind 7-11)

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I'm bumping this as a reminder of how important safe water is during a survival situation. Water is number one. I do handle Just Water products on my website and offer a discount for anyone mentioning this forum. Just shoot me a pm here or email from the site below. If this is against forum policy I apologize and remove. I ain't getting rich doing this but i'm taking care of a lot of peoples needs. I just want to make sure my homeys are taken care of here for all the training they've given me from their posts.

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Wally- they aqua bricks could prob fit under my bed, but were built to be stacked on top of eacho ther. They are just really heavy. Think i read they make it like 20 pounds or so for 3 gallons.

 

Snake- what are those containers used for? And the restaurants pretty much just throw them away?

 

Any water storage will be heavy. Pure water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon. Your three gallon water brick contains 25.02 pounds of water plus whatever the empty container weighs. For storage, the larger the container, the more efficiently you use your storage space. However you also lose portability. Its atrade off, like almost everything!

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As usual JCMS cuts to the heart of the subject....water is and short of some sort of disaster we will not survive it will be around forever. Locating it, cleaning it and storing it are entirely different problems. It is heavy so be sure the surface you are stacking containers on will support the load, have ways to clean and treat it stored as well. Check out Walmart for cases of bottled water (24pkg) and cartons of gallons....the one I visit has both....with distilled, filtered and I beleave spring water as choices. We are mostly water and any work we do will require replenishing what we sweat out so make plans as being dehydrated is bad on several fronts.

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Sodium Chlorite:

 

I would cut and past or print this information it is hard to find without a lot of mumbo jumbo interwoven

obscuring the recipe for the mixture of the solution this is more powerful than chlorine and oxidizes most all

minerals and kills all pathogens.

 

 

It may be hard to find and it is not inexpensive but it is the best and 4 ounces solution disinfects 400 gallons

4 ounces of pure sodium chlorite purifies 7,000 gallons of water used by water treatment centers the world

over it is considered the best of the best.

 

below are directions for mixing and using MMS miracle mineral solution or sodium chlorite solution it is not easy

to find this recipe / information as it seems like it is has been sanitized from the net. and has become a voodoo

pseudo religion as most everything these days you have to take the NEW information with a grain of salt

this recipe is solid information for field use

 

Directions for Water Purification using MMS or sodium chlorite solution

Without Activator {activator is only citric acid or citrus juice or in emergencies vinegar }

 

For long-term storage of regular tap and well water, use 1-2 inactivated drops of water purification solution per gallon. Water is purified after 8 hours. Do not activate for long-term storage or larger quantities.

 

For cloudy or murky water, use 3-4 inactivated drops oF water purification solution per gallon. Let stand for 8 hours before drinking.

With Activator

 

For pure water on demand in foreign countries, jungles and swamps, for camping or in emergency or survival situations, use activated drops of water purification solution.

 

For one gallon, put 3 drops of water purification solution in a glass; add 15 drops of activator solution (vinegar, lemon or lime juice, or citric acid solution.). Do not use juice that has vitamin C added. Swirl to mix and wait three minutes for full activation. Add to water. Wait ten minutes and drink.

 

For every drop of water purification solution, add 5X the activator. This means one drop of water purification solution + 5 drops of activator, two drops of water purification solution+10 drops of activator, etc.

 

Directions for Disinfectant

 

Put 5 - 10 drops of water purification solution in a glass. Add 5X the drops of activator (vinegar, lemon or lime juice, or citric acid solution.). Swirl to mix. Wait 3 minutes before adding to 1 gallon of water. Wash fruits and vegetables. Spray or wipe on any non-porous surface. Let air dry. No rinsing necessary. Use immediately, discard any unused portion, leaves no residue.

 

A lot of purifying and disinfecting power in one little bottle. Little things mean alot!

 

 

pure pathogen-killing power: sodium chlorite flakes, anhydrous, made in the U.S.A., 10+ year shelf life if kept cool and dry, sealed with a PS-22 liner for long-term storage in a 4 ounce HDPE Bottle w/flip-top dispensing cap for dispensing drops.

4 oz. empty blue dispenser bottle for activator solution.

 

 

Complete with label instructions and simple recipe for making a 28% sodium chlorite water purification solution. Mix it when you need it!

 

mixed as directed with 3 ounces of distilled water, yields enough sodium chlorite water purification solution to treat over 400 gallons of water @2 drops per gallon.

 

 

from a separate source

 

To Achieve a 28% Sodium Chlorite Solution:

add 1.16 oz. app: (34 grams) to 4oz. warmed distilled water and stir

To Achive a 50% Citric Acid Solution add App: 2oz. citric acid to 4oz. warmed distilled water.

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Juz, that's why I prefer Just Water products so I don't have to use chemicals and I can keep the water tasting good. All for about 30 bucks and up for larger systems.

If virus is a concern boiling is cheap. Filtration is portable too. However, your idea is good too for extreme large tanks if ya have one.

Out here in the country the tap water tastes bad too so I filter my refridge water with different systems.

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I wouldn't go stacking a bunch of weight up in one spot in an apartment without know what the floor is made of. Then again, if you're on the ground floor you're probably good. I have a little apartment that I stay in on work nights (about 3 a week). It's cheap, but clean and well maintained. The problem is that it was built cheaply, lol. If I stacked 75 pounds in one concentrated location I don't know if it'd be there a week later, lol.

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I just got 4 water bricks today, should I fill them now or wait until I think a threat is near? I have prbly 3 months water stored besides these, also would like to get a tub bladder, reason I'm thinking of not filling them is I could store anything in them so I'm thinking of filling one or two with rice and or beans, half and half maybe? But as I accumulate more supply's I question how I'll be able to evac all my preps if I have to GOOD. So being able to combine water stores with food stores appeals to me, as I use my water supply and food supply I will free up space to replenish at first available moment

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I just got 4 water bricks today, should I fill them now or wait until I think a threat is near? I have prbly 3 months water stored besides these, also would like to get a tub bladder, reason I'm thinking of not filling them is I could store anything in them so I'm thinking of filling one or two with rice and or beans, half and half maybe? But as I accumulate more supply's I question how I'll be able to evac all my preps if I have to GOOD. So being able to combine water stores with food stores appeals to me, as I use my water supply and food supply I will free up space to replenish at first available moment

I would fill them now and add water treatment. you might not have time right before a threat and could always fill the bathtub bladder. I have used the water bob personally and they work great. If it were me, I would store the rice and beans in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers in five gallon buckets. You can find the food grade buckets for free sometimes from bakeries.

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Philly,

I'd say that depends on your location. I live fairly close to a water tower and when power goes off I have about 4 hours of water supply. Filling my water containers is a prime part of my 'get ready' checklist for any forecastable event. For surprise events, it is one of the first things I do along with the water bob. If you can fill, treat and leave, that is great. If you have an assured supply for some little time, even after total failure then it probably is not necessary unless the event you worry about involves an attack on the water system (always a possibility).

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Philly...if you have to question how....You better stop sit down and rethink your plan(s) because WTSHTF is not the time to be running around trying to get what you need to do what you must. JMHO

 

so true, that's my main purpose for being on this site, to try to be prepared for any and all situations

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I just got 4 water bricks today, should I fill them now or wait until I think a threat is near? I have prbly 3 months water stored besides these, also would like to get a tub bladder, reason I'm thinking of not filling them is I could store anything in them so I'm thinking of filling one or two with rice and or beans, half and half maybe? But as I accumulate more supply's I question how I'll be able to evac all my preps if I have to GOOD. So being able to combine water stores with food stores appeals to me, as I use my water supply and food supply I will free up space to replenish at first available moment

 

If your shelter is destroyed you will have no water. If there are creeks, rivers, ponds, etc...................get a water filtration system for on the go. That way you will have safe water wherever you go.

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