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1 posted on 07/13/2012 12:30:16 PM PDT by Yehuda
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2 posted on 07/13/2012 12:31:09 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

I think you’ll be all right.. To avoid algae or other mosses, etc., I recommend storing distilled water for long term. You can buy it in the super market in 2.5gal table top jugs.


3 posted on 07/13/2012 12:39:21 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Yehuda

I like the big two and a half gallon pre-filled water jugs with handles. It’s easier and not all that expensive. There’s a time limit on any plastic storage jugs. So, bummers! - We kept some plastic jugs of water past the time limit to use for bathing and stuff like that. - For now, we have a well that we’re fixing with a pump, and are thankful for that. - Water is a must, but is heavy and not all that easy to store. One of the most important things to get resolved before any trouble hits.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 12:44:27 PM PDT by Twinkie (Isaiah 53)
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To: Yehuda

The big (2 & 3 liter) empty soda bottles also work well. They are especially designed to keep carbonation in and break down even less over time than empty bleach bottles.


5 posted on 07/13/2012 12:44:54 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Yehuda

I would say that is perfectly fine if you give em a desultory rinse.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 12:47:30 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Yehuda
You should be ok. For longer term, I use these bottles:

They are super thick plastic, nice lid and are meant for consumables. Since I go through 1 or 2 per week, I have plenty of them on hand. As few grains of pool shock and they are storable for long term.

7 posted on 07/13/2012 12:48:04 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: Yehuda
Since you can usu liquid bleach to sterilize potable water, I would think they are OK for water storage for some length of time. For long term storage, you would be better off buying food grade water storage barrels and adding the bleach to the water in the proper ratio.
9 posted on 07/13/2012 12:53:38 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Yehuda

Probably, but I’d rinse them out with bleach first.


11 posted on 07/13/2012 12:58:02 PM PDT by mtg
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To: Yehuda

Rinse the bottles first and you’ll be fine for water storage.

Laundry bleach products contain stabilizers, colorants and other products that will taint the water and make it taste bad, but it won’t harm you.


12 posted on 07/13/2012 1:00:30 PM PDT by Amadeo
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To: Yehuda
Bleach bottles are fine for bleach and that's what they should be used for.
If you have a bunch of them saved...recycle them and get something made for drinking water storage.
13 posted on 07/13/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Yehuda

I use old chlorine buckets from pool chemicals for everything (Not other chemicals). The concentrations are far higher than in bleach. If I leave the buckets out with water in them the get algae’d up real quick proving they have no residual chlorine in them.

Unless there is something wrong with the plastic I’d say no problem. We drink chlorine every day. You don’t smell chlorine until it breaks down.


15 posted on 07/13/2012 1:30:24 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Yehuda

Living in Hilo HI and the surrounds dictates we have water on hand from catchment. Most folks have some version of “pool” set up and others have fancy farm style units, most often in their front yards. I’m most fortunate in that my 24x48 slab with a 2 story casa on top has a 12x24 catchment tank built into the design of the house and the wall of the tank is 12in thick. Holds just shy of 10k gallons. Up stairs the “lid” of the catchment is my lani where I park my huge arse and watch golf and the military channel and surf with my nook and read.....


17 posted on 07/13/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT by Kenika (I knew Dick Tup...)
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To: Yehuda

What I would do if I lived in a city apartment is buy one of those horse-trailer water containers. They are tall and skinny and would fit in the back of a closet. If you can get one of Valley Vet Supply’s catalogues you’ll see them. They are made to fit into the tack compartment of a horse trailer and they are very slim and tall. I think they hold about forty gallons. they have a spigot. Don’t know how much they are.


18 posted on 07/13/2012 1:54:12 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Yehuda

Half-gallon or gallon gatorage bottles work well. They have a good sealing cap too.


19 posted on 07/13/2012 1:54:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Yehuda; All

I would say yes, but not really.

I have a couple hundred gallons in storage, mostly in used plastic bottles of various types. Much is in quart sized Gatorade bottles, also alot in gallon sized cider containers because I frequently do home-brew of hard cider.

But there is quite a bit in other types, like old bleach bottles, old car-windshield wash fluid bottles, old antifreeze bottles.

My rule is this:

If SHTF, any bottle that was ORIGINALLY USED FOR FOOD TYPE JUICES, ETC. is potable and fit for human consumption or cooking.

Anything else, I can use to wash the dishes...


23 posted on 07/13/2012 2:38:06 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Yehuda

My Mother was always prepared for a earthquake living in California. She had a small apartment, but would store them in her Shower stall.


24 posted on 07/13/2012 2:39:32 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Yehuda

There’s all kinds of considerations, here.

First of all, is the problem *no* water, or just no potable water? Solar stills can even provide enough water to live on in summer, in a desert. Filters and stills can take bad water and make it good. A Zero filter if the problem is radiological contamination.

Second, water is very heavy, so if often needs distributed storage to prevent damage to floors.


26 posted on 07/13/2012 2:44:01 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Yehuda

You have a collection of empty bleach bottles but don’t have room to store water?

LOL

Get rid of them things and just buy 1 gallon containers of water to replace them.

You want food grade containers for storage and these things will leech all kinds of stuff you don’t want in your water.

Would I use them in a pinch to carry water? Sure, no problem.

No way I’d consider them for long term storage if I was thinking about it.


29 posted on 07/13/2012 4:00:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Running On Empty

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61 posted on 07/13/2012 10:35:29 PM PDT by Running On Empty (The three sorriest words: "It's too late")
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