Sunday, April 19, 2015

Water Jugs

As I have written previously, I really am glad a WinCo Foods opened on my side of town.

The store has helped me to stock my pantry and safely store my food for cheap. I have also purchased fresh ingredients and made stocks, soups, and sauces that I have frozen.

My latest acquisition has been several five-gallon plastic jugs for storing water. The price was cheap.

In addition to my two-month supply of bottled water, I have water in jugs each one labeled with its fill date.

I really don’t believe TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) will happen—I’m prepped sort of if it does—and instead I am prepped for natural disasters.

My town—Bakersfield, California—is very close to the San Andreas fault line and in 1952 an especially violent quake destroyed many buildings in the city causing all kinds of havoc. 

That was nine years before I was born, but the lesson to be learned is that it can—and probably will—happen again.

We could be without power and water.

That is why I stock up on water.

Varying opinions exist on how long water stored in jugs will be “good” (i.e. not needing filtration) from a pessimistic six months to an optimistic year.

The pessimist in me will stick with six months. So, this Thanksgiving, the water I will be using will come out of the five-gallon jugs I just put in storage.

The water—of course—could need to be purified—and yes—I have the tablets, or I could make Holy Water and boil the hell out of it.

I am Catholic after all...

What completed the picture for me today was the large capacity Life Straw water filtration system suggested to me by several prepper friends. 

Thank you Amazon Prime for making the purchase one-click easy!

What I like…

·      Purifies 4,755 gallons of water to 0.02 microns
·      Uses advanced ultrafiltration membrane technology
·      Removes
o  99.9999% of bacteria (E. coli, etc.)
o  99.999% of viruses (Rotavirus, Hepatitis A)
o  99.99% protozoa (Giardia, Cryptosporidium)
·      Reduces muddiness
·      Requires no running water or piped-in water supply
·      Meets US EPA drinking water standards
·      Meets World Health Organization “highly protective” category standards of safe water interventions

·      Lightweight: 1.17 lbs

What I also like is that it is easy to use.

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