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Posted: 4/20/2016 8:49:19 AM EDT
So I have been thinking about storing some water for a number of reason; drought, power outage, SHTF, etc. I usually keep two 30 packs of bottled water but would like to beef up my supply a little since I have more room. I've looked at Lexington container Co. and saw these Scepter Water Cans. I would keep my several cases of water along with a few of these cans.
1. Are these cans worth while? I don't want some piece of crap that will come apart or contaminate the water with toxins.
2. Do I need to put any addictive or things in the water cans for storage?
I have a couple of the blue Scepter cans (about 5 years old) and a couple of the Coleman/AquaTainer cans that are over 10 years old... they are stored inside, out of direct sunlight, but have held up well but are not routinely moved... I trust the manufacturer's claims that they do not leach.... I change out the water at the beginning of hurricane season yearly, and add 2ml of Clorox (8drops per gallon x 5 gal. / 20 drops per ml )
My wife and I are water drinkers anyway. Just wanted to add some more just in case. The containers would be in the garage which is usually cool but never exposed to extreme conditions.
I use a mix.
Bottles from the store. Fast grab and go. Rotate as needed.
Water cans 5-6 gallon blue blitz cans- had aquatainers but the all split at the spigot (after 8-10 years) .
Water barrels 15gallon.- flush rotate yearly.
Large water tote- flush..clean..fill yearly.
I just use tap water..and add bleach...and walk away.
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I bought a few water-cooler 5 gallon jugs at Home Depot a few years back when they were predicting a particularly nasty storm. They've been in the basement ever since.
I figure that if the storm ever comes - I'm covered by the larger stock of bottled water I now rotate through regularly, and the jugs will just add flush supply for the bathroom.
I generally keep 6 or 7 cases on hand and rotate through them about every 2 to 3 weeks.
Scepter are G2G, LCI water cans are as well.
Scepter exceeds milspec as far as fit and finish.
LCI are strictly milspec.
The prices reflect this. I went with LCI, I don't regret it.
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