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Bottled water?
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(09-20-2016, 12:44 PM)David Wrote: If you are going to use water bottles as a prep, it makes sense to have a filter that screws right on to the top.  That way you have a container and a filter all in one.  As a bonus it comes with squeeze bottles and a syringe for keeping the filter clean.  That way you can actually fill up multiple bottles in case there is more than one person involved in the situation.

Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System


To add on to my comments, during storm preps you always see folks stocking up on water jugs and bottles.  Nothing wrong with that but I wonder how many folks invest in some type of filter to go along with it such as a Sawyer or Berkey?  To me it makes sense to have something quick and easy on hand like bottled water but also (and more importantly imo) something for longer term use.
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Ronin - I think it is a GREAT idea!

#1- You are going to use them anyway - and you do. Living your life = win, vs Living to prepare for events that may never happen.

#2 Easily divisible into smaller units, countable, portable...WIN.

And lets consider realistic risks. No water = death vs water that possibly contain some minor molecule that one out of wack study fed 10,000 x the daily amount to rats and there was a slight increase from 1.3% to 1.7% chance of cancer.

I do exactly the same thing. Of course, I keep about 10 cases, and have a 15,000 gallon pool.
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(09-11-2016, 01:48 PM)kirgi08 Wrote: Remember soda bottles are injection molded,most "milk" jug types aren't.They are seamed together and will leak.'08.

Milk jugs are junk...I've had many of them rupture on me when I was first storing water.  Now I only re-use juice or other molded plastic.  They are durable and will holdup from what I have seen.  I like the 7 gallon portable tanks with a spigot from many of the sports stores.  I use them for camping/floating/etc and they get rotated regularly.  7 gallons x 8.34 lbs per gallon equals a about 55 lbs with the container, so its a little heavy but I can handle easily (wife has issues though).
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