In a survival situation, we can’t emphasis enough that having clean drinking water is one key factor to safe guard your survival. So it’s no surprise that clean drinking water is usually one item that is stock up in a prepper’s stockpile.
But it is equally important to know how to store water correctly in order that they don’t foul over improper storage. Imagine having to find out 6 months down the road that your precious water source cannot be drank at all!
Surprisingly, many preppers still lacks the knowledge for water storage. Don’t be caught off guard with water that has fouled over poor storage.
Get these prepper tips for safely storing water for SHTF
5 Prepper Tips For Safely Storing Water For SHTF
1.NEVER use milk cartons
If you prefer to store your own water, don’t use milk cartons, they split easy, degrade in the sun, and the caps are almost useless for long term storage.
2. Stainles Steel is the best – if you can afford it
Stainless steel is the best way to store any non-acidic liquid but it is very costly to store large amounts.
3.Freeze PETE bottles filled with water
In addition to providing you with fresh, easily transportable drinking water, the ice can be used to cool food in the refrigerator in the event of a power failure. I’ve found that these bottles, which are clear and have screw-on caps like soda bottles, will withstand many freeze-thaw cycles without bursting or leaking. (The bottom may distort or pop out when frozen, but this isn’t a big problem.)
4.Storing more water?
For self-storage of large amounts of water, you’re better off with containers of at least 5 gallons. Food-grade plastic storage containers are available commercially in sizes from five gallons to 250 or more. Containers with handles and spouts are usually five to seven gallons, which will weigh between 40 and 56 pounds. Get too far beyond that and you’ll have great difficulty moving a full tank.
5.Want to store EVEN more water?
15 gallon, 30 gallon and 55 gallon containers used for food service — such as delivery of syrups to soda bottlers and other manufacturers — are often available on craigslist and ebay.
After proper cleaning, these are ideal for water storage — as long as a tight seal can be maintained. Make sure you have a good pump on hand for the 55 gallon drums and larger tanks.
For even greater storage capacity you can buy potable water tanks from 500 gallons to 15,000 gallons. These go for about $.50 a gallon on ebay + freight.
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