Podcast Episode 3: Water Storage FAQ

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Today our third podcast episode went live over at the Survival Mom Radio Network. We've had a fun time with these shows and hope that you guys enjoy hearing from us in a different way every now and then. Click the banner above to listen to Episode 3 now! In this week’s podcast we cover water storage in depth. It's hard to cover such an intensive topic in a 30 minute show so we gave a pretty good general overview. However, we have also compiled some of our most commonly asked questions and included them here in the show notes so you can do additional research on areas where you might want a more thorough explanation. As always, please leave any questions or comments in the blog comments! What types…
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Water Storage Series FAQ

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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 Barrel Towers

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Last week we talked about water filtration and purification methods you may need to use, should you not have enough actual water stored. The idea is, that you would be able to find a water source and filter and purify that water should you need extra. While this is a good option, it's always a great idea to store as much actual water as possible. In our "Water Storage Containers" post we talked about water storage containers, one of which is a 55 gallon barrel. Storing 55 gallon barrels comes with Pros and Cons: Pros – Great solution for storing LOTS of water – Available in multiple sizes from 30 gallons up to 250 gallons – With additives, can extend rotation needs to every 5 years Cons – Slightly difficult…
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How to Deal With Long Term Water Loss

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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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We Heart Pinterest Day 8: Water Storage

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Since we LOVE Food Storage, and LOVE Pinterest (see post here), each day until February 14th, we'll be showing you some of our favorite Pinterest boards and neat things we have found and have pinned there! It's so great to see and share what others have done. Today we are highlighting the Water Storage board. Storing water is one of the most important parts of emergency preparedness. There are so many different ways to store water, each containing pro's and con's. It's great to be able to see so many options, and then to be able to pick which works best. PIN 1: This is one of our favorite methods for storing water on a budget PIN 2: If you had time to plan for this (like if you knew…
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Water Storage Containers Pros and Cons

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In BabyStep 2: Water we go over a few different options on storage containers for your water. As we have rearranged our food storage areas, lived through small "emergencies", and practice other scenarios during our 7 Day Challenge each year we have come to realize that there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution to water storage. There are many different things to consider and we wanted to go into more detail on some of the different options and why they might be the right one for you. Hope this is helpful for you! Remember this is for actual WATER STORAGE, if you have some solutions in place for purification/filtration your storage needs may be less. However, we feel like it is never a bad thing to have lots of actual water stored…
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