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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Water Filtration Versus Purification

Water
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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Top Picks for Emergency Prep Products

Emergency Preparedness, Recommended Products
There are hundreds (probably thousands) of Emergency Preparedness products available out there. Some products are critical to have, while others just make life easier. Below you will find a few of our hand chosen products we love for Emergency Preparedness. We started selling these items so that we could get our readers the best prices possible on them so that they can enjoy them too! In the last post in this series we'll show you some of the products we love to use daily to cook with our Food Storage in our regular lives. When determining what it is you need, we always recommend taking care of basics first. Take care of your 72 hour kits, your water storage, basic first aid, and sanitation supplies. After you have taken care…
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All About Water Rotation

Water
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

Water
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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NEW PRODUCT: Berkey Water Filters/Purifiers

Water, Water Purifiers
As we promised on Saturday, today we will be introducing three new products throughout the day. These are all somewhat more advanced and expensive things that a lot of our readers have been looking into lately. If you are just getting started, PLEASE don't feel overwhelmed or discouraged that you are not ready to think about these things or purchase them yet. Take it in BabySteps! Advanced Preparedness Concepts In BabyStep 2 we cover water storage. When you are just getting started, even going with the minimum of 14 gallons of storage per person can feel overwhelming. Many people start with just filling up juice and pop bottles as they acquire them, but over time gradually purchase better containers with more capacity. After going through our 7 Day Challenge each…
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