If the jugs are the milk jug type, the plastic can break down and your water leaks out.  The jugs are usually good for about a year. Hold a LOT of water.  These bladders range in size from a bathtub liner to industrial bladders that start at 100 gallons and go up from there. Please be sure to follow Food Storage and Survival on Facebook which is updated every time there is a new article. Not drinking enough water can cause fatigue, it can also make you feel more hungry, which can lead to going through your food rations more quickly, it can trigger asthma attacks and many other ailments. Water also contains two molecules of hydrogen and one molecule of oxygen so it is a good source of additional oxygen to the body which helps with killing bacteria and viruses and helps keep the body clean and healthy. So now that you have an idea of how much water you would like to store up on let’s talk about how you plan to store it. Using just any old container that holds water is not necessarily a safe or healthy way to store water.
I see many polycarbonate water bottles being advertised as BPA free but I don’t see how this is actually technically possible as the primary building block used to make polycarbonate plastic is bisphenol A (BPA). So far the safest plastics for storing water seems to be #5 PP and Tritan copolyester which contains zero BPA.
I found a 5 gallon BPA Free Water Bottle from Enviro Products claiming to be the first ever BPA Free 5 gallon reusable bottle made from Tritan copolyester. Most premium barrels used for wine or whiskey are hand made oak wine barrels carved from white oak without any wax, paint or glue on the inside and are sealed naturally by filling them with water which expands the wooden oak stalves sealing any leaks. Oak wine barrels are medium charred on the inside which is great for water as carbon and charcoal make great water filters. Once you have your amounts of water and what bottle to use sorted out next comes filling them up with water.
More than 240 million Americans use water from contaminated public water systems every day, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
According to Environmental Working Group, since 2004, testing by water utilities has found 315 pollutants in the tap water Americans drink, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) drinking water quality analysis of almost 20 million records obtained from state water officials. Physicians for Social Responsibility reports that over 75,000 toxic synthetic and chemical compounds can be identified in this country’s water sources, though only a fraction of them are targeted for regulation.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently documented approximately 83,000 violations of water quality standards by municipal water systems, featuring over 21,000 contaminants, organic and inorganic, over the past 30 years, almost 200 of them already proven to be linked with adverse health effects.
This doesn’t even take into account the known chemicals of chlorine and fluoride that are put into the water on purpose that have serious adverse health affects. Chlorinated water can destroy polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E in the body while generating toxins capable of free radical damage (oxidation). Chlorinated water destroys much of the intestinal flora, the friendly bacteria that help in the digestion of food and which protects the body from harmful pathogens. Chlorinated water contains chemical compounds called trihalomethanes which are carcinogens resulting from the combination of chlorine with compounds in water. There are plenty of water stores that you can take your own bottles to be filled up on site.


So now that you bottles are all filled up with clean purified water and ready to be stored you want to make sure your water stays clean, safe and fresh with no bacteria building up. Not only can stabilized oxygen be used for sanitizing water and preserving long term water storage but can be used medicinally as well. I know this was a bit of a long article but hopefully this will give you some healthier ways to store water and be prepared.
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User can retrieve enough water from an average well in a few minutes in the morning for a days’ use for both family and garden. With 98% of the water flow passing through the hollow fiber membranes, it is a very fast flowing filter.
The Squeeze filter is perfect for traveling abroad where tap and bottle water cannot be trusted. Simply follow the enclosed directions for use and affix to any bucket or pail to yield bacteria-free water in remote locations. Designed to fit through any 28" doorway to become the best in-home water storage container.
The 250 Gallon Super Tanker is by far the best option for storing large amounts of water at home. Simple Pump™ is a hand water pump that works as a reliable backup right beside your existing submersible well pump.
Simple Pump™ delivers up to 5 gallons per minute, and water comes out of your household spigot at normal pressure. With such strong water flow, use Simple Pump™ as a primary water pump system for non-electrical wells too.
Unmatched durability - designed to last at least 50 years, it could be the only manual water pump you'll ever buy! Frost proof - the self-priming pump keeps your water flowing even when the ground is frozen. When you need a water pump for larger jobs, just convert your Simple Pump™ manual water pump into a motorized water pump. Getting a bottle meant for storing water that is BPA free is fairly easy to find these days now that the health risks of BPA have been receiving considerable attention world wide.
It is obviously BPA free and impervious to oxygen and carbon dioxide but has a couple of distinct disadvantages in that the bottles are quite heavy and the glass could easily break if there was an emergency situation such as an earthquake, tornado or hurricane etc… and all your water supply could be gone instantly leaving you in a very serious situation of being without water. With quality wooden barrels there are no worries about BPA, DEHA or other toxic chemicals leaching into the water and this is a great option for water storage. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that almost 1 million people in America fall ill annually from water contaminated with harmful microorganisms and about 900 die from drinking contaminated water.
The federal government does have health guidelines for others, but 49 of these contaminants have been found in one place or another at levels above those guidelines, polluting the tap water for 53.6 million Americans.


The gift of water for those who may not be as prepared would be a kind gesture in a time of need.
You can also splice this filter directly in-line on your drink tube of your hydration bladder, attach a drink tube and drink directly from a water source or use it in a gravity feed system for group applications. This has the same footprint as the 250 gallon container, but it is only half as tall, storing half as much water. As a hand water pump, Simple Pump™ delivers up to 5 gallons per minute, and water comes out of your household spigot at normal pressure.
The Simple Pump was designed similar to a non-freeze hydrant and allows the upper column of water to bleed off to a depth below the frost line. We use the respected international carrier or freight forwarder that works best in your area. The pump assembly and its component parts are manufactured from lead-free materials and are Safe Drinking Water Act compliant. I’ve seen too many sites recommending storing as a minimum only one gallon of water per person, per day. Or, if there are no stores like this local to where you live, buying your own water filtration system and running your tap water through a water purifier is another option. This water storage container was designed to fit through most doorways in your house and fit under an eight foot ceiling.
The 250 Gallon Super Tanker is a efficient, easy to use, water storage container that is great for in home use. Forcing the clean water back through the filter flushes out all of the contaminants and only takes a few seconds. PVC can also contain BPA so if you have PVC piping in your house and you run the hot water you are bathing in and rinsing your food with substantial amounts of BPA.
As a motorized water pump, Simple Pump™ is tough enough to safely move contaminated water, highly impacted ground water, and water with other debris. If you don't have this information, contact a local well driller or practicing engineer to have the water depth confirmed by sounding or other measurement technique. This distinction is important because the static water level is the depth from which water is pumped irrespective of the depth that the pump is set. You can put an end to all your water worries by buying a Sawyer Water Filter or Purifier.
We normally recommend, accommodating natural groundwater level decline, that Simple Pump™ be installed to a depth at least 27 feet below the static water level. The best brand I’ve found and one that is true colloidal silver is the MesoSilver brand of colloidal silver. Also use to treat water when you travel in foreign countries or the water supply is questionable.




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