HYDRANT WATER STORAGE SYSTEM

Recommended Products, Water
We recently had the opportunity to meet with Kris from Titan Ready USA and he showed us some of his products that we are excited to share with you. These products are simple but efficient solutions to some preparedness dilemmas we know we have faced and you may have as well. This post covers the Hydrant Water Storage Systems, but be sure to check out the HERC tea light ovens and the Helius Rocket Stove. FSME DISCOUNT: Click here to shop And enter coupon code FSME10 to save 10% on your Water Tower order. This deal is exclusively for Food Storage Made Easy readers! The Hydrant Water Storage Systems are 2-4 barrel towers that store 55 gallon barrels of water. You can start with a 2 barrel system and add…
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Food Storage Do-Over Week 5: Water

Food Storage Do-Over 2015, Water
We are excited to be starting week 5 of our Food Storage Do-Over 2015! Last week we saw more great progress from all those participating in the shelves and organization do-over and we are excited to keep going. If you didn't catch last week's post you can see it here. You should also make sure to check out our Tutorial: How to build a rotating rack in case you missed it. Remember this is a 17 week process that we will be going through together. If you want to join in with the group on Facebook click here. If you'd like to receive email notifications of each week's do-over assignment you can join our mailing list here. Or you can always post in the blog comments with your progress as…
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WaterBrick Review

Giveaways, Water
  WATERBRICK REVIEW Our favorite features - 3.5 gallon size is under 30 pounds so easy to carry and use - Spigot attachment for filling glasses, cooking pots, etc. - Easy-to-carry handle - Stackable up to four feet high - Safe to use indoors or outdoors - Small size is perfect for stashing in small spaces - BPA free container, lid, and gasket - Safe in temperatures from -100 F up to 230 F ORDER FROM OUR STORE We only sell products that we love and use ourselves and Waterbrick definitely fits that criteria. Shop for Waterbrick bundles at our online store by clicking the banner below.
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MARCH: Get it Done Challenge

Get it Done Challenge, Giveaways, Water
We are so excited to introduce you to a new monthly feature we are starting this month! We have had a lot of people ask us to do mini challenges to keep them on their toes and give them something simple and actionable to do throughout the year. So once a month we will be doing a "Get it Done Challenge" and if you participate, get something "done", and share a photo of your achievement, you will be entered to win the monthly prize. Oftentimes giveaways are intended to encourage sharing in return for the chance to win a great prize, but we wanted to add in a twist that actually helps you with your preparedness journey, and let's us all do something fun together! Are you excited yet??? MARCH…
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Water Storage Series FAQ

Water
Well it's time to wrap up our Water Series. Storing water is something that is SO important, and something we get asked about all the time. We thought we'd wrap it up with a Summary/FAQ post that you can use to refer back to as you continue to work on your water storage. Here are some of the questions we were asked by you, our readers when we started the series. Through out the series, we've covered these answers in different posts. What types of water storage containers are best? In our post about "Water Storage Containers", we covered all sorts of container options. Some were free, some were more expensive to fit custom needs. Where can you find containers for free or cheap? Our post about "Water Storage Containers"…
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How to Deal With Long Term Water Loss

Water
We hope you've learned some new things from our Water Storage series so far. We have a few more posts coming next week, and then we'll be onto new things. Today we're going to talk about how you can save your precious stored water in an emergency where you may not have stored enough (see water container post). Ideally you will have a filtration and purification method, and ability to gather more water in case of a long term emergency, but this may not always be the case. First off, FILL YOUR WATER CONTAINERS. We hear from SO many people that they have containers that they just haven't gotten around to filling yet. Bathe in a large bucket or bin, and use bottles that have the types of tops that…
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Water Filtration Versus Purification

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There are three main situations where you need water storage. We've talked about the first two on our blog already, and today we want to cover the third one. Grab N Go: Have some small, portable water containers included as part of your Disaster Kits so you can grab them in case of an evacuation. Bulk Storage at Home: In case of an emergency where your water supply is cut off for a short period of time, you should have at least a two week supply of drinkable water on hand. Choose water storage containers that fit your space and budget constraints. Long Term Water Needs: Since you can't store endless amounts of water, if there is a long term water shortage, you must find a source of water and…
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Jodi’s Water Storage Evolution

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When we first started our food storage adventures, I had 6 two liter bottles full of water for my water storage. Over the last almost 4 years I've gone through several different methods of water storage based on my needs and budget at the time. Below is what I consider my water storage evolution: Getting started - FREE water storage containers Before I ever REALLY thought about food storage I had at least made a set of 72 hour kits for my family and include two liter bottles full of water to go with them. This is a GREAT way to get started! If you don't drink soda you can use juice bottles and/or ask your family and friends for their containers. I was able to store a nice little…
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All About Water Rotation

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Water rotation can seem like a big mystery with all kinds of different advice floating around. We hope to make things a little more simple and address the reasons WHY you rotate to help you make a decision for how often you want to rotate YOUR water storage. Please leave any additional questions or comments about water rotation in the comments below. Why You Rotate Water With properly treated water stored under perfect conditions you may be able to get away with never rotating your water. However, it's usually better to be safe than sorry. Bacteria, algae, etc. can start to grow in your water making it very unpleasant (and unsafe) to drink should you need to use it. Store-bought water needs to be rotated by it's "expiration date" because…
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Water Storage: A Month of Questions Answered

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Water storage seems like it should be an easy topic, but when you start really getting into it it begins to feel very complicated and overwhelming. We are going to spend the next few weeks going over MANY aspects of water storage in depth and hopefully answer all of the questions that you may have regarding this subject. Here are some of the questions we will be answering: What types of water storage containers are best? Where can you find containers for free or cheap? How can you store water with limited storage space? When and how should you treat your water before storing? How often should you rotate your water and how do you do it easily? How can you make water rotation more efficient? What is the difference…
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