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While many of us are working on the food storage in our emergency preparedness, most of us are VERY ill-prepared with our water storage. The general advice is to have a minimum store of potable water for 3 days (2 weeks preferably) with 1 gallon per day for each person or pet in the household (link to CDC recommendations [cdc.gov]).

In my opinion these Scepter 5 Gallon HDPE (#2) Plastic Containers are the best bang for the buck. Right now Pep Boys is selling them for the cheapest I have ever seen:
https://www.pepboys.com/product/d...quantity=1
Price valid online until 11:59 pm EST on 4/29/18.

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Here is why I like these Scepter 5 Gallon Water Containers:
  • Filled they still weigh under 45 pounds
  • They are portable, you can move them during filling, storing, or bugging out. 55 gallon drums are a bear to deal with and a leak will result in 55 gallons of trouble.
  • They are made in Canada
  • They are fairly thick and sturdy. they are slightly wider on the bottom making them more difficult to tip over than regular Jerry Can styles.
  • They are highly rated on Amazon [amazon.com], Pep Boys, and everywhere they are sold
  • They are light blue which denotes they contain water and the opaqueness block more UV rays than white (less algae growth)
  • They fit nicely on a wire storage rack or in the back of a closet
The downside to these is that THEY DON'T STACK and they should only be stored standing up. Sure WaterBricks are stackable and can be put on their side even, but they cost a lot more and they hold only 3 gallons. Nevertheless, Overstock.com has decent price for WaterBricks [overstock.com], especially if paired with a coupon and cash back.
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Good post, thank you OP. Unsure why it showed thumbs down when I got here...it's a good deal on 2 of the best water containers you can find. (waterbricks and the scepter) These are bulletproof containers...
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While many of us are working on the food storage in our emergency preparedness, most of us are VERY ill-prepared with our water storage. The general advice is to have a minimum store of potable water for 3 days (2 weeks preferably) with 1 gallon per day for each person or pet in the household (link to CDC recommendations [cdc.gov]).

In my opinion these Scepter 5 Gallon HDPE (#2) Plastic Containers are the best bang for the buck. Right now Pep Boys is selling them for the cheapest I have ever seen:
https://www.pepboys.com/product/d...quantity=1
Price valid online until 11:59 pm EST on 4/29/18.

Checkout with PayPal and pay with your enrolled Chase Freedom card to save an extra 5% in their Cash back [chase.com]. Click-through cash back is also available from the regular places.

Here is why I like these Scepter 5 Gallon Water Containers:
  • Filled they still weigh under 45 pounds
  • They are portable, you can move them during filling, storing, or bugging out. 55 gallon drums are a bear to deal with and a leak will result in 55 gallons of trouble.
  • They are made in Canada
  • They are fairly thick and sturdy. they are slightly wider on the bottom making them more difficult to tip over than regular Jerry Can styles.
  • They are highly rated on Amazon [amazon.com], Pep Boys, and everywhere they are sold
  • They are light blue which denotes they contain water and the opaqueness block more UV rays than white (less algae growth)
  • They fit nicely on a wire storage rack or in the back of a closet
The downside to these is that THEY DON'T STACK and they should only be stored standing up. Sure WaterBricks are stackable and can be put on their side even, but they cost a lot more and they hold only 3 gallons. Nevertheless, Overstock.com has decent price for WaterBricks [overstock.com], especially if paired with a coupon and cash back.
For longterm storage, can you just fill these from the tap, or do you need to take other measures to ensure purification and long term stability of the water?
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Water for container? What's with the bank disclaimer? Thumbs down for just being strange.
warpedrotorsWater for container? What's with the bank disclaimer? Thumbs down for just being strange.
I don't understand what you mean. Are you referring to my suggestion to use PayPal and Chase Freedom credit card to save 5%? Such tactics are Slickdeals 101, but I always appreciate reminders to do leverage such things in other posts.
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For longterm storage, can you just fill these from the tap, or do you need to take other measures to ensure purification and long term stability of the water?
As I have read if you fill the bottle yourself then you should only store the water for 6 months before dumping it and filling it again. I have gone 1 year before, but I live in a colder environment and the water containers were kept in a dark place.
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TU for a thoughtful, comprehensive deal post on an important item most of us scarcely think about. FYI: I add a few drops of unscented household bleach to each gallon of water I store.
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I can get 5 gallons of water for a container for much less than that.... Wink
Yeah, I think anyone can get 5 gallons of water for less than that...
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Why this vs just buying a bunch of 2 gallon jugs of purified water from Sams/Costco?

I would actually trust the long term storage of factory sealed water vs something you fill yourself which can introduce contaminants.
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Funny timing. I have two of these and we are expecting a serious ice storm tonight, so I filled them this morning. Both handles cracked! They still hold water, but I will toss them when I know more about the storm.

I also have 1 gallon jugs of purified water. As someone pointed out, you can buy a lot of those for the price of one 5 gallon container. I think the containers are mainly for camping, rather than for emergency use.

I have a couple bottles of water purifier tablets, as bacteria does multiply even in sealed pure water. Chlorine would do as well, but wouldn't taste so good.

And lest you think I am ill prepared for emergencies, I live on a lake with 500,000,000,000 gallons of nearly drinkable water.
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Why this vs just buying a bunch of 2 gallon jugs of purified water from Sams/Costco?

I would actually trust the long term storage of factory sealed water vs something you fill yourself which can introduce contaminants.
2 gallons I thought they were 1 gallon. And that's what I do. I have 4 cases of 6 count 1 gallon water from costco. And I also have 3, 5 gallon water cooler type jugs full as that's what we use on an every day basis. Every year we rotate thru the costco waters and buy new ones. I feel buying bottled gallons would have a longer shelf life vs store your water from home. But I have yet to see any research showing ones better then the other.
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I have a bunch of the life filters in my bug out bag. Keep some gallons of purified water as well. I doubt many of us are truly prepared for a true emergency.
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Can this be used for gasoline storage? These new no spills cans are crap.
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These are great for storing and using "water" 😉. They even have that flip cap/air inlet to make it easier to pour your "water" 😉.
Especially your power equipment/vehicles that need "water" 😉.
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