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Just acquired
08-10-2015, 03:53 PM
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I just picked one of these up where I work.

Igloo Water Container

Great for road trips or even for emergency road / being stranded, etc.

Very well built and heavy duty plastic.
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08-10-2015, 04:14 PM
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Wal-Mart carries 7 gallon water containers in heir camping section that are stackable. I recommend 4-6 of them. 6-7 gallons is the maximum size one should get. (48-56 lbs full). They are about $19 (plus tax).

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08-11-2015, 11:33 AM
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Cool. Thumbup

What is recommended for long term water treatment/storage (> 6 months)?
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08-11-2015, 01:48 PM
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I only keep two filled, and refresh them every 3 months. I figure that in a half hour I can fill all 6, a 100 gallon tank, and I have 2 stacks of bottled water. I also have two purification systems, plenty of life straws, and chemicals. I have a well, and a battery powered pump, and hand pump as well...

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08-11-2015, 11:04 PM
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I don't remember the magazine but I read an article about canning water. Seemed very strange to me.
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08-12-2015, 06:50 AM
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Canned Water is available, and people have canned water in the past. I really see no point to that, although in urban environments I can understand it. Although my thoughts on Urban environments is to get out of dodge ASAP. Long term that is about the worst place you can be.

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08-12-2015, 10:41 PM
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But what benefit is there to canned water versus something like the Igloo container. I mean besides buying a bunch and making a fort.
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08-13-2015, 06:28 AM (This post was last modified: 08-13-2015 06:35 AM by BelieveIn308.)
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None that I can see, except long term storage, without rotating, in an urban environment. Although I can understand it. if you are pre-positioning hidden caches of supplies. And remember water is heavy (8.3 lb. / gallon). And Sand bags make a far better fort... Two rows will stop even a .50 cal. (36"). Gravel, Sand, Dirt, Clay in that order of stopping power for fill. 9" of concrete work too...

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08-13-2015, 02:46 PM
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All neat info; I think one will be enough for me. I have a portable water filter, a bathtub sized water bladder, the Igloo and bottled water, about 10 gal. Not enough for long term, but would last me a week I think.
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08-14-2015, 07:39 AM
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And I am a big fan of Life straws... $20 and you are good to go for a year. I think every prepper should have one. As t filter systems, I recommend you actually practice with it. If you use water purification tablets, get yourself some water flavoring powder, the water tastes awful, with everyone I have used. I do like the 6-7 gallon water containers. In the first few days of SHTF there will be tons of other things to think about.

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08-14-2015, 09:04 AM
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I have a Katahdin water purification system. I had it a couple years before I finally decided to learn how it operated. It's a good thing to try it out, as under stress in a harsh environment, it would be that much harder to operate it correctly. In fact, it's something you should do periodically, I'd think. I use tap water in my test, as not to mess up the filter.
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08-14-2015, 01:01 PM
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I've been meaning to grab some life straws... I wanted to get two of them just to try n cover m'lady.

When I would camp up north for a few weeks after the filter we'd put just a little bit of lemon Gatorade powder in to cover the taste and it worked great
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08-14-2015, 08:48 PM
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I have a few LifeStraws. Put them in your Amazon cart and save it for later. They go on sale occasionally and sometimes they are deals of the day.
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08-15-2015, 08:24 AM
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If everyone in your party has a life straw on them, you have water covered in an extreme emergency. Have an extra in your BOB. In my opinion, a Lifestraw is one of the most IMPORTANT pieces of gear you can have.

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08-15-2015, 10:29 AM (This post was last modified: 08-15-2015 10:29 AM by Dutz.)
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Always carry three types. I have lifestraws, tablets, chlorine, gravity filters and pump.

While trekking Isle Royale we saved a couple's trip as his pump went out and he was turning back. With my high volume gravity we were able to keep both couples going. Then we found a scout troup that helped.

The best brand on the market by far is Sawyer. I just got there now micro squeeze version. Very light and looks promising.

But for SHTF there is NOTHING else to have but the one below. .02 micron which can filter some viruses, the smallest beasts around and lasts 1 million gallons. All you need is a water source in any condition and you are set for life. You can provide clean water better than your tap for 50 people for 50 years.

The filter is used by WHO (World Health Organization) in 3rd world countries. The pdf link below is an independent Microbiology report

https://sawyer.com/products/sawyer-point...embly-kit/

https://sawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/20...rotest.pdf
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08-15-2015, 12:11 PM
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I think there are many great water purification pumping systems available. Just make sure you know how to use it.

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08-16-2015, 05:27 PM
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We sell them at the shop.

For emergency, this is what I got myself. This with 2 45 gallon drums, i would filter a ton of water.

http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-SP...5BM57GCV2R This is not the exact one, mine was only $60 5-6 years ago, and good for a million gallons. It's designed to be like these small bag, but just on a massive scale, does a gallon every 10 minutes. Smile

http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-SP...B001CA9PQW (I also have the one gallon bag system)
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