Emergency Water Storage
Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:52 AM
Many of you may find it essential to store water after having seen the destructiveness of the storm Sandy .
The bags from box wines (You wine snobs, shut up. LOL) are perfect for emergency water storage. They take very little room to store, and they are very durable. Each bag can hold about two gallons.
Don't throw them away and mess up our environment.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:22 AM
I keep 5 gallon stainless steel cornelius kegs around for beer and they are awesome for storing clean water. Many homebrewers in Sandy's path were filling these up in anticipation of the loss of drinking and cooking water.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:47 AM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:54 AM
And Andie's Berkey water treatment systems sound pretty terrific but of course you only need to decontaminate water if you actually have water, which, after a hurricane, you very often (and I'd actually say, 'usually') don't. In fact, the number-one "tip" that old storm hands invariably give to neophytes is to be certain that you've secured a potable water supply for yourself and your family enough to last you at least 4 days.
For people with limited storage space, Dcarch's wine bag suggestion seems ideal.
Edited by Jaymes, 05 November 2012 - 11:27 AM.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:13 PM
We used the Berkefeld water purifier when camping in the Sierras, taking water from streams - which I would not drink without boiling or putting it through the purifier.
After the '94 quake my well was impacted - some of the shaft casing cracked and again the water was problematic.
I have enough of the canned, long-term storage water to provide me with drinking and cooking water for a month, just in case, as a backup for the Berkey in case there is NO water service. (I've also got a self-contained incinerating toilet in one of the garden sheds, because that is another problem when there is no water - it has its own propane tank...)
I have learned a lot from being in a couple of disaster zones and am not going to be wishing for something when it is too late to get it.