Storing Fresh Water

Discussion in 'Finding, Purifying, and Storing Water' started by Pragmatist, Jul 3, 2020.

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  1. Pragmatist

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  2. varuna

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    Why do you need to carry around water? Water is heavy 1L = 1Kg, that is a lot to take when your on foots for extended duration.
     
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  3. Pragmatist

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    Good evening Varuna,

    I need to carry water in case of an evacuation by pickup truck or by walking to inflatable boat.

    Yes, water is heavy but it is a requirement for life / health.

    Walking 1 - 2 km could take hours under adverse conditions.
     
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    I always carry around a cup of something. . . be it coffee cup or whatever fruity drink I made up that day. But I will honestly say I do not keep stored water other than a couple cases of water on hand and honestly those will probably taste like plastic. We have a well that will run off electricity or propane generator that is our backup. After that, we have a hand pump. And if all that fails we have a canal that runs down our property. During Harvey I did boil our water to sterilize just in case. In a disaster situation, you normally have a warning and I will fill up bathtubs along with washing machine to have clean water on hand. If you have access to water, you would only need a life straw to purify away from home.
     
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  5. Pragmatist

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    Good morning Danil,

    The disaster situations are worse.

    Here around the Chesapeake Bay, life straws are not ideal. Speaking of natural disasters, ~50% of fish are mercury laden. The rivers (a couple of exceptions) are polluted. Re non-natural disasters - I'm including COVID-19 pandemic - medical waste is thrown in forests, Homeless camp next to rivers. Results guaranteed.

    During SHTF, especially with COVID, for an evacuation from shelter, only one's bottled water is safe for a move. A domestic terrorism threat: pure upheaval. Forest fires are realistic.
     
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    1 pint of water weighs 1LB, so a western canteen holding 3 pints =3 lbs, no wonder they always threw them away when they were empty.
    if someone is bugging out on foot they are not going to be able to carry much of anything very far including water, the more water they carry the heavier it will be.
     
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  7. Pragmatist

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    Good morning Lonewolf,

    And conversely, no one is going any further than their water supply.

    I have a short hike for 2 of my realistic scenarios. 4 quarts of water will suffice for Madam Prag and me.

    If a longer walk, there is an "invention" by US AID called a "water wheel". Fill it up with drinkable water and the wheel is pulled by a leash to the wheel's axle.

    I would guess aforesaid applicable to your arrangements also eg a forest fire, dangerous gas in area, authorities announce mandatory evacuation due terrorists.

    My good news; A Hades SHTF event and electronic communications stops for private citizens. Thus, no need for a cell, sat phone and weight reallocation to water supply.

    Prep, prep, prep
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    factor in safety
     
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    no one is going very far in the UK for that very reason, unless they have a water filter any water source they come to is suspect especially in the lowland agricultural areas where chemical use is heavier and widespread. not that many modern people could find a water source anyway, if it dosent come out of a pipe or tap they havent got a clue.
     
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