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Ardent Listener
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Posted - 07/11/2010 :  21:42:35  Show Profile Send Ardent Listener a Private Message
Poll Question:
How much drinking water do you currently have in storage at home?

Choices:

0-1 gallon
2-5 gallons
5-10 gallons
10-20 gallons
20-30 gallons
30-40 gallons
40-50 gallons
50 gallons or more


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Nickelless
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Posted - 07/12/2010 :  06:47:39  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
I've got about 30 gallons of water at the moment but I'm about to hit the limit of my storage space for my preps in the apartment I'm in. But people who say they "don't have room" for water better reconsider how long they could go without a spare water supply. Maybe it's time to consolidate boxes of stuff they never use anyway and free up closet space for a water supply--a minimum of 7 gallons per person in the house (one gallon per person per day for a week). If there's an extended water emergency, even that small supply could become quickly depleted. And being thirsty, really thirsty, can be dangerous:

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Mikep2020
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USA
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Posted - 07/12/2010 :  07:57:40  Show Profile Send Mikep2020 a Private Message
I didn't include it in my total, but don't forget about the 40 gallons or so of water sitting in the water heater you can drain out in an emergency.
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3Saints
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USA
55 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2010 :  08:19:08  Show Profile Send 3Saints a Private Message
Have a creek out back and 28000 gallons in my pool >> you can also collect off your roof...5 gallon buckets are $2+ at Lowes...fill the bathtub(s) if you do not have containers. Then you will need one of these >> You must be logged in to see this link. >> 3000 gallons per filter element

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psi
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Canada
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Posted - 07/12/2010 :  09:39:23  Show Profile Send psi a Private Message
Does anyone here use a reverse osmosis setup? Are they a worthwhile investment?
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Ardent Listener
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USA
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Posted - 07/12/2010 :  19:19:15  Show Profile Send Ardent Listener a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Mikep2020

I didn't include it in my total, but don't forget about the 40 gallons or so of water sitting in the water heater you can drain out in an emergency.



Good thinking.

One day a few years ago our town's water company shut down because ice was blocking the intake pipe out into Lake Erie. You don't realize how you depend on water until you don't have any.

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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 07/12/2010 :  19:23:48  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
I just made this thread a sticky because I think it's really important.

Here's another thread on water storage:

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copperhead57
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USA
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Posted - 07/14/2010 :  11:02:18  Show Profile Send copperhead57 a Private Message
I have all of the water that I can use, because there is a natural spring on my property.

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novillero
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  11:55:55  Show Profile Send novillero a Private Message
Ooops, I have a tankless, but I do have a rain barrell.
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beauanderos
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USA
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  13:35:10  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
Plenty of water. Also have about twenty 2 gallon containers of Langer's Grape/Black Cherry juice and the same amount Apple juice, and probably 12 cases Rockstar, 3 cases Monster, 1 case Red Bull. Thanks, Costco!

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vrbsroma
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  16:47:25  Show Profile Send vrbsroma a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beauanderos

probably 12 cases Rockstar, 3 cases Monster, 1 case Red Bull. Thanks, Costco!



Always diversify with energy drinks...

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beauanderos
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USA
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  18:31:22  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
When you're an old fart, ya gotta get your get up and go from somewhere

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TXTim
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Posted - 08/03/2010 :  21:04:28  Show Profile Send TXTim a Private Message
Does a well count?
Well + generator = unlimited.

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abe
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Posted - 08/08/2010 :  11:02:15  Show Profile Send abe a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by TXTim

Does a well count?
Well + generator = unlimited.

Thats what I have. I've rigged up my electrical system so if power goes out all I have to do is fire up my 5550 watt generator and plug it in to a panel box. From this panel box I have several outlets throughout the house. Two are right next to my refridgerators, so I can unplug from the power system straight to my generator. Same goes for my well, from the panel box to the pressure switch there is an outlet and a plug in between them. Simply unplug and plug into generator outlet. I'm in the country, so when power goes out it sometimes takes days to have it restored. But the worst part is, its been very dry here and my well is getting lower and lower.
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beercritic
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USA
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Posted - 08/08/2010 :  14:11:13  Show Profile Send beercritic a Private Message
Lessee... I have a well (can go manual if necessary). A good creek 150 feet from the house, a lake a quarter mile away, a major river 2 miles away. Both types of Berkey filters (and spares). The ability to create pre-filters and solar stills. Oh, and several springs in the hills behind the house.

Loads of stuff to flavor the water, kool-aid, coffee, tea, etc. Loads of fruit to ferment.

Won't be going thirsty anytime soon.

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Edited by - beercritic on 08/08/2010 14:24:58
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