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How do you guys store water?
#11
The Berkey was an awesome get, we use it all of the time for filtering tap water for everyday drinking= water from this thing taste's better than the filtered water from the fridge door...

We keep the grey 5 gallon water jugs filled with water filled from the Publix 10 filter machine at the front of the store. We change those up every 3 years and they still taste good, even better through the Big Berkey.

Also have the rain water catchment system of about 250 gallons.

Our closest water source is the canal around our development.
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#12
My closest water source is Tampa Bay. A little distillation would be required. No biggie. Boil & collect.
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#13
https://performancesupplementstore.com/w...id-oxygen/

I think this is the stuff that was being used in the video I linked in the original post. Has anyone used this for water storage and if you have how well did it work? Did it make your water taste weird?
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#14
Never used it, but don't think it would have any after-taste to it.

Like I mentioned, in our A.O. drinking water just isn't a concern as there are lakes and rivers in abundance. I have three decent sized bodies of water within a 5 minute walk of my house if it came to that. Not to mention rain barrels. Any water out of the rain barrels would still go through either the Sawyer or the Berkey so I really wouldn't use anything more than a little unscented bleach in the barrels to keep the barrels clean.
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#15
Here is the reality when some government official advises that you need only a gallon a day.

The average Residential Water Use in 2016: 85 Gallons Per Person Per Day. The reported data shows that on average Californians used 85 gallons of water per person per day in 2016. . . .water use was highest in the summer months of June through September, where it averaged 109 gallons per person per day.

Some other statistic. Some research, which I cannot cite this many years later, concluded that the bacteria and viruses living on your skin don't become deadly towards yourself if you bathe once a week.

Don't ever underestimate the psychological impact of being clean when you are out of your home.

Don't underestimate the effort to obtain even drinking water under even the best of circumstances. 40 years later I remember living with a hill tribe in SE Asia wherein there was a well for the village, but some one had to walk there with a heavy bamboo bucket, get the water and then chug back uphill to the hut to cook or give someone a drink of tea.
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#16
I'm in an apartment in Austin TX. I have 2, 7 gallon aquatainers and a few single gallon jugs from HeB. In my opinion, the 7 gallon blue aquatainers are perfect because they are just at the limit of what I can pick up and put on the counter, and they have sprouts built in. When we had the boil water order a few months ago, one of them later me and my gf and 2 cats 5 days. I have an MSR mini works pump filter as a backup
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