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 Post subject: How would YOU store water for an emergency?
PostPosted: August 14th, 2015, 12:55 pm 
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I need to make sure we have extra water on hand at all times, because I drink a couple of GALLONS of water every single day. With my Sjogren's Syndrome, my mouth is dry 100% of the time. So for drinking alone, this would be a real challenge for me. DH drinks a lot of water each day, as well, but probably not on par with me! :lol:

Here's an article, which is more geared to "prepping", but in this case I guess you would actually have to call me a prepper because I hoard water. However, as handy as they might be, I would NEVER (personally) put water for long term storage in a plastic container. Not ever. Ewwww. I mean, really?? Plastic? I don't think so. You can obtain glass water jugs easily. I go to our local restaurants and pick up the huge pickle jars, which I think are about 3 gallons for the really big ones. Some places give them to me, other places charge me about 50ยข per bottle/jug/jar. We have a place here in town where they use a lot of sauerkraut and that always comes in glass jugs, too, so I get quite a few from them. The covers on all of the jars with pickles or sauerkraut often retain that smell, so I place a hunk of natural parchment paper over the top of the jug before I screw on the top. I fill the jugs with my ceramic filtered water and sometimes I pull a jug from the back of the stash to see what's happening. I often open and refill them, write the new date on the card I attach to the jug, and put it towards the front to keep my inventory current. I don't, in an emergency, care about baths or whatever, but I hafta have my drinking water and cooking water. We are contemplating getting a well because the folks across the creek from us have one and it's lovely water. I don't trust the creek water anymore, but it is fast moving and I have purifier tablets or iodine to use, so if all else fails we'd always have that - as long as there's water in it. I've never known it to go dry, but we've never been in a "disaster" situation either. God forbid we ever are.


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