It is common knowledge that the human body will start to lose proper function roughly about 3 days in without water. So as a prepper, you’ll always need to find ways to store water during SHTF situation.
You can of course start to go around sipping up water from every pond or body of water with a survival straw but you will soon find out that’s not going to work very well. The most efficient way to get your water is to store water before SHTF.
Sounds simple enough but the truth many prepper can be quite baffled when it comes to ways to store water. Learn these simple ways as a start.
4 Ways To Store Water During SHTF
#1 BLUE Can Water:
Before you roll your eyes at the price of these canned water (and they come in cans the size of a soda can), they do merit our #1 recommendation as a good water storage. Each case has 24 cans of water packed neatly in boxes that stack easily.
I get it, I saved for two years to buy 12 cases. I have them stacked behind a dresser. Here’s the deal and why we think they are great; these can withstand temperatures of 145 degrees. I try to give a case to each daughter for Christmas as I can afford them. I call these my stack and forget water cans. They state they will last for 50 years. The water is placed in scientifically formulated cans.
These do not need to be rotated ever and do not require any water preserver.
You may know I have several of these and I love them. They are pricey, but I only had to buy them once. I bought two sizes, but my favorite ones are the 3.5-gallon size.
They come with handles and a screw lid that makes them easy to haul for camping or evacuating your home. I use 1/2 teaspoon of the Water Preserver stated above and rotate them every five years. Please use a lead-free hose to fill ALL containers outside
#3 – Two-Litre Soda Bottles:
Now, I do not drink soda, except for an occasional A & W rootbeer, but if you know someone who drinks it regularly or you are at a party, snag the empty bottles. You do the same with these bottles, wash the sticky stuff out with a drop or two of bleach (unscented). The problem with drops of soap are the bubbles, but you can use either one. Just make it easy for yourself. Now, keep in mind these are not for long-term storage. Yes, they will eventually leak. Yes, you need to keep them off the concrete in your garage on 2 by 4’s, they work great. Put a drop or two of the unscented bleach in each bottle and rotate the water every six months.
#4 – 55-gallon barrels:
I have seen the exact barrels that are blue in color at Walmart for almost half the price of the ones I had purchased from well-known emergency preparedness stores. I actually turned the barrel upside down at Walmart to see if they matched the ones I had at home. Yes, I’m that crazy lady with gray hair on aisle 11, what can I say! I wanted to make sure they were BPA Free and were made by the same company as the ones that were more expensive. They were identical. Now, I have four of these gems on the side of my house with UV protector covers because of the heat here, as in 120 degrees in the summer. Please remember with these, you need a pump and bung wrench. I use one whole bottle of Water Preserver in these
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