Benbrutal wrote:The best storage I have seen was a guy who had plumbed 2 each 275 gallon palstic tanks (used to hold fruit syrup) between where the line came in and the hot water heater. He always has 550 gallons of good water, and he can bypass the tanks when they are filled. I think he just flows through them once a month to keep it fresh.
Erik wrote:First of all, I doubt your body is a weapon and if you threatened me with your body, I'd pull out a real weapon and see which is more effective.
Bear_B wrote:I am not too worried about the bullet with my name on it... its the bullets flying around with question marks on them that worry me.
You might find it's no more expensive to buy them locally. They'd have to go on one or two skids, wrapped, and be shipped via freight. It would cost an arm and a leg. It would probably be cheaper in the end to just buy six or eight of them locally.
jung wrote:Now, if someone faced a real crisis and that rusted water was all they had, how would one make it drinkable? I'd dislike seeing all that water go to waste, especially considering the drought. Flush toilettes with it?
TheFreakinBear wrote:I would think that any containers dealing with food and water no matter what they are stored in should be at least on a pallet but I guess it can depend on your location, and their location (their being the food/water/etc).
BloodLust wrote:Even if the containers are plastic, shouldn't hey be elevated off the ground?
Foosinho wrote:I really want to do this, but finding reasonably priced barrels is proving difficult. $60/ea is ridiculous.
It might be helpful for the group if anyone finds an industry that regularly discards this kind of stuff to post it here; people might be able to find a local company in that field to check with for their "waste" barrels.
kir wrote:I was at a local grocery/department store, Fred Meyers, today looking for unrelated goods when I came across a whole aisle of these:
Five gallon containers for $10 each. Screw on tops. They have a tag on the side that states they are food grade containers intended for water use only. Specifically states that the plastic won't impart any smells or other alterations to stored water. Additionally there's a handle built into the container that after filling one with water, I found easy to carry around.
Not the best deal around, considering the options that Erik and others have indicated in this thread. However, given my circumstances (apartment) it seemed a reasonable method for storing water. At 2 gallons of water per day, if I got 6 I would be set for two weeks. Less if I started portioning it out to others.
Easy to carry and move to my truck should I decide to leave town. Not so easy if I'm moving on foot, but for the intended purposes of water storage at my BIL with the option for easy relocation to my BOV it seems to serve the purpose well.
I would suggest getting some kind of sink-hose and/or a funnel to make filling these up more efficient. It didn't fit in my sink, so hand filling with the largest jar I could find was tedious.
thefirebuilds wrote: your memory creeps me out kinda.
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