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Old 11-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #11
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How long does bottled water last and would that be a good way to stock up on it?
If you prepare it yourself, you may get up to 5 years.

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I keep around 30 gallons in aquatainers and 5 gal. buckets. I try to remember to dump and refill after a year. I fill from an untreated well and dose the water with a few drops of clorox and seal them up. As said earlier, if kept out of the light and stored tightly sealed at least a year should be gtg.

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I had 5 - 1 gallon jugs of water stored in my closet. All leaked out after 3 or 4 years. Just empty bottles and water damage
Try the kind that are designed for water fountains; they seem to hold up well, leak-wise.
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Here are two links with some valuable water storage and treatment information.....

ATG Water Storage with Stabilized Liquid Oxygen

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved =0CBwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.liquid-stabilized-oxygen.com%2FWaterStorageSecretsByDaleFerguson.pdf &ei=-vHUTuGCBcGjiALX_9nLDg&usg=AFQjCNFBCY-sB7xkqhXhoFncuZfm_ZgWpQ

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That looks like a pretty neat little filter but what happens when you run outta batteries or salt ? I think I will stick with the human powered hand pump
Agree. I'd only use it to extend my bleach supply. Filters do pretty good on bacteria, but not on virus. IMO, in the early stage of a disaster, bacteria will be the issue, but after a few days and once waste starts to build up, virus will become a problem. Once that happens, filtering followed by oxidation (with chlorine or mixed oxidant) is needed to keep water safe.
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