A Resource Website For Emergency Preparedness & Survivalism From a Holistic Perspective. 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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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. They are being voluntarily pulled from the shelves and replaced by bottles that are BPA-free made with a relatively new plastic called Tritan copolyester. 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.
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. 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.




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