Mar. 25, 2015

How Best To Store Water for 6 Weeks?

Bernadette B:  Storing water for 6 weeks is a challenge.  Sure, we can use plastic bottles, but I prefer glass bottles.  The problem is where do I find large enough glass bottles?

MJJP:  You are right Bernadette, for long-term storage of water, glass would be best.  Some sources for these can be the larger bottles of apple cider, wine-making glass bottles, and even larger juice jars.  Recycling centers (bottle depots) will sell you empty glass bottles.  These can be cleaned out with soap and water and then disinfected with a mild bleach solution and allowed to air dry.  Places that sell wine making supplies will sell you large empty glass bottles as well.

The prophecies do mention the earth shaking, so when the time comes I would store the glass bottles somewhere safe, like in a bathtub or on a shower stall floor, or a closet floor.  You want to avoid broken bottles and loss of precious water.

You may want to store some plastic bottles as well in another room or closet as a backup.  Plastic bottles need to be stored over wood rather than cement to avoid leaks.  You also may not want to recycle plastic milk containers as these will also more than likely split along a seam.  However, you can check for leaks periodically.  There is even a battery-run mat that beeps when there is a leak.   Check online or at your local hardware/gardening store.

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