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These are usually >$100 plus shipping. Walmart has them discounted to $69.99 with free shipping to home or store. This is a food grade, BPA free storage barrel with two bungs. Do your research on storing water safely for long term and this should be able to sit for 5 years.

Only takes up about 24" across so can live in the corner of your garage. You may want to add a hand pump-available at amazon.com for <$20. Good price for what it is.
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Pool chemicals are often mixed with other stuff so I would not use it for consumption unless I was 100% sure of all the ingredients of the pool chemical. Allot of pool chlorine has a stabilizer that is to keep the chlorine from breaking down in sunlight .. with that said, of course technically the best thing to store and disinfect your water with is straight powdered calcium hypochlorite (pool shock) with no other additives. It will maintain it's strength and viability for years unlike liquid bleach. I bought a 2 lb jug for about $15 and I think it will treat approximately 40,000 gallons at 5ppm.
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There's a much easier way. You're not likely to make 55 gallons of filtered water, nor do you need to store it 24x7 because we have advanced radar that is going to give you days of notice. So its just going to be tap water.

Before a major hurricane hits, simply clean your bathtubs really well, and fill them up which is easy peasy. That water can be used to shower/sponge-bathe yourself with a bucket, flush toilets, etc. And you only need enough drinking water for a week or so, and will likely experience power outages. As such, take a few very large plastic tupperware containers and stick them in your freezer (lid off obviously, ice expands). This not only provides you with extra emergency drinking water if you run out of your regular supply (bottled water or even one of those big water fountain jugs or heck even gallon containers they have at walmart), but by being frozen you can take one and keep it in your fridge and put your food around it and it will stay cool for 48 hours, and when it melts you have extra clean drinking water.

People go overboard with prepping, as sure you need water, but don't trust water that has been sitting out for 2 years in your garage, when its possible something got in it or grew bacteria and you end up with horrific diarrhea during a natural disaster when you can't get to a doctor easily.
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I have 6 of these type at my house in Cali for when the big one hits. 1/4 tsp of crushed pool chlorine tablets will keep the water fresh for 5 years, or something like that, do your research.

Amazon matched the price.

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I have 6 of these type at my house in Cali for when the big one hits. 1/4 tsp of crushed pool chlorine tablets will keep the water fresh for 5 years, or something like that, do your research.

Amazon matched the price.

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Pool chemicals are often mixed with other stuff so I would not use it for consumption unless I was 100% sure of all the ingredients of the pool chemical. Allot of pool chlorine has a stabilizer that is to keep the chlorine from breaking down in sunlight .. with that said, of course technically the best thing to store and disinfect your water with is straight powdered calcium hypochlorite (pool shock) with no other additives. It will maintain it's strength and viability for years unlike liquid bleach. I bought a 2 lb jug for about $15 and I think it will treat approximately 40,000 gallons at 5ppm.
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I have 6 of these type at my house in Cali for when the big one hits. 1/4 tsp of crushed pool chlorine tablets will keep the water fresh for 5 years, or something like that, do your research.

Amazon matched the price.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y2H5...c_feedback
Let's hope if & when it hits you'll be able to get to them & they're not in the rubble of the house.
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How can I tell when a drum is approved for drinking water storage? During this last hurricane rural King was selling 55 gallon drums and saying they were fda approved drinking water storage. It was 19.99. I haven't had to use it because our water hasnt turned off. Powers been off 3 days.
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Being in the targets of Jose's sights, can anyone comment on the best place to do their own research? I would like to have some water on hand.
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I got the same barrel a few months ago from Walmart for $50 with free shipping. It's a great product and think the current price is worth it.
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I bought a few of these, and just rinsed them out when I was finished with them... We recycle in this house... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005MR3...Uzb77NQV7T
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There's a much easier way. You're not likely to make 55 gallons of filtered water, nor do you need to store it 24x7 because we have advanced radar that is going to give you days of notice. So its just going to be tap water.

Before a major hurricane hits, simply clean your bathtubs really well, and fill them up which is easy peasy. That water can be used to shower/sponge-bathe yourself with a bucket, flush toilets, etc. And you only need enough drinking water for a week or so, and will likely experience power outages. As such, take a few very large plastic tupperware containers and stick them in your freezer (lid off obviously, ice expands). This not only provides you with extra emergency drinking water if you run out of your regular supply (bottled water or even one of those big water fountain jugs or heck even gallon containers they have at walmart), but by being frozen you can take one and keep it in your fridge and put your food around it and it will stay cool for 48 hours, and when it melts you have extra clean drinking water.

People go overboard with prepping, as sure you need water, but don't trust water that has been sitting out for 2 years in your garage, when its possible something got in it or grew bacteria and you end up with horrific diarrhea during a natural disaster when you can't get to a doctor easily.
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Good deal OP Amazon also sells this kit to extract and filter the water from your water heater or even your pool if necessary to your barrel.

https://www.amazon.com/Emergency-...B00VEHE2E8
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There's a much easier way. You're not likely to make 55 gallons of filtered water, nor do you need to store it 24x7 because we have advanced radar that is going to give you days of notice. So its just going to be tap water.

Before a major hurricane hits, simply clean your bathtubs really well, and fill them up which is easy peasy. That water can be used to shower/sponge-bathe yourself with a bucket, flush toilets, etc. And you only need enough drinking water for a week or so, and will likely experience power outages. As such, take a few very large plastic tupperware containers and stick them in your freezer (lid off obviously, ice expands). This not only provides you with extra emergency drinking water if you run out of your regular supply (bottled water or even one of those big water fountain jugs or heck even gallon containers they have at walmart), but by being frozen you can take one and keep it in your fridge and put your food around it and it will stay cool for 48 hours, and when it melts you have extra clean drinking water.

People go overboard with prepping, as sure you need water, but don't trust water that has been sitting out for 2 years in your garage, when its possible something got in it or grew bacteria and you end up with horrific diarrhea during a natural disaster when you can't get to a doctor easily.
Were can I get this "because we have advanced radar" detection for earthquakes? Sounds like great technology.
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