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.
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 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” covers this topic as well. You can use old juice bottles, and soda bottles. Make sure not to use old milk gallon type containers as they deteriorate over time and will leak.
How can you store water with limited storage space?
Many of the “Water Storage Containers” we talked about can be stacked in closets, under beds, or behind couches. If space is still a limitation, it may be wise to determine where your closest source of water may be (river, pond, lakes) and have“Water Filtration Versus Water Purification methods you can turn to.
When and how should you treat your water before storing?
In the post “All About Water Rotation”, we give you tips on how to rotate water less often. This can be accomplished by treating your water.
How often should you rotate your water and how do you do it easily?
In our post “All About Water Rotation” we covered why you rotate water, how often you rotate water, tips to rotate less often, what to do with rotated water, and how to improve water that hasn’t been rotated.
How can you make water rotation more efficient?
Using containers that are either easy to move, or have built in rotation mechanisms like the “Water Barrels” we talked about, helps make water rotation easier. Being able to pour water out easily, or drain it easily help with rotation.
What is the difference between water filtration and water purification?
The basic answer to this question is: Filtration is taking larger impurities out of water (like a strainer). Purification is taking out bacteria and viruses from water. Learn more about this, and methods to filter and purify in our “Water Filtration Versus Water Purification” post.
How do you deal with long term water emergencies?
There are many water saving tips we talked about it our “How to Deal With Long Term Water Loss” post. There are many things you can do to conserve water in an emergency where you may not have stored enough.
WATER STORAGE PRODUCTS
Here is a list of some of the water storage products we talked about in today’s episode and a few extras you may find suitable to your situation:
- Water Barrels
- Water Towers
- Water Bricks
- Aquamira Water Treatment
- Berkey Water Filters
- Mayday Emergency Water Pouch
- Aqua Blox Water Box
- 5 Gallon Container
- Water Storage Box Kit
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder