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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Jodi’s Water Storage Evolution

Water
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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We Heart Pinterest Day 8: Water Storage

Pinterest, Water
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

Water
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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NEW PRODUCT: Water Barrel Towers

Recommended Products, Water, Water Barrel Towers
Storing water is one of the most important aspects of Emergency Preparedness. We recommend working on storing water at the very beginning of your journey, in BabyStep 2. There are many ways you can store water. Once you've stored as much water as you can, you can also look into filtration and purification options. If you're on a limited budget, we recommended using juice containers, and soda containers so that you at least have something (don't use milk jugs, they disintegrate). Once you have a little more of a budget to work with you may like storing water in water boxes, and or barrels. After purchasing a few water barrels for ourselves, we asked on our Facebook page if people thought it would be wiser to store these barrels in…
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HOW TO: Turn Off Main Water Supply

How-To Series, Videos
Welcome to the next installment in our "How To" series. As we make new posts we will be compiling them all onto one page so you can easily access all of the previous posts in the series. Visit the "How To: A Helpful Series" page now to check it out! Now on to today's helpful hint: In an emergency situation where your municipal water source could be contaminated, it is important to immediately turn off the water entering your home from the main water line. This will help to prevent contamination and will allow you to use alternate water sources in your home such as: hot water heater, toilet tanks (unless a colored disinfectant was used), water pipes, soft water tanks, etc. Since we did not know how to shut…
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Water EMERGENCY!

About Us, Emergency Preparedness, Julie's Progress
For those of you who know my 18 month year old son, you will find this humorous, for the rest of you I beg for your sympathy! So today I woke up way too early with a sick child, and a husband who is out of town. I only got about 4 hours of sleep (the night before was around 2 hours). Anyways, I had to go to hockey practice and right when I got there my baby puked ALL over his seat. Luckily Grandma was there to tend and helped me clean it. Anyways, after hockey practice I got home and needed desperately to: -shower-bathe my child-wash the car seat in the laundry machine-run the dishwasher-cook dinner Well I turned my water on and within 10 seconds it trickled…
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