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    Have any of you seen the canned emergency water. I have filters and other stored water, but this stuff has a 30 year shelf life and figured a case or two couldn't hurt. Not real cheap, but I like the shelf life for quick short lived emergencies. What do y'all think?
    He who lives with the most toys, wins.

  • #2
    Here's a thread:
    http://www.campingsurvival.com/empucadrwa.html
    They are out of stock and so were many others I looked at, but there were a few with inventory.
    He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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    • #3
      Seems like a good idea, but holy cow that's expensive water. $34+shipping for 2.25gal. I can see your thought process but are you sure there aren't other things you would rather spend your money on? Especially since you already have a filter and other storage.

      Then again, someone dying of thirst would happily pay that.

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      • #4
        It's a great idea , but way too pricey. I would take the money I planned on buying the water with and buy more canning jars when the canning season is over ,you know when the stores put all the canning supplies on sale, and just can my own water . However I also agree with TacSKS I don't think I would invest a lot of time or money in canned water either buying or canning it myself if I had a good filter. Storing large amounts of canned water is going to take up a lot of space.
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        • #5
          I like it, but I'm far too much of a tightwad to spend that kind of cash.

          We drink alot of cranberry, and grapefruit juices at my house. I always wash the empties out, fill them from the tap (city water) and store them in the basement with a blanket over them to keep the light out.
          I prefer these to the 2 liter softdrink bottles because they've got a good square base, and won't turn over as easily.
          We camp alot so I rotate these bottles in and out on our camping trips, and use them for coffee and washing. Keeps things fresh.
          I'm obviously not going to see a 30 year shelf life on these, but it fits my "scrooge like" budget.
          Got filters, rain barrels, and nearby lakes for the long haul.

          That's an awesome site BTW. Thanks for the link monet861
          The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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          • #6
            I keep 400 gals of house tap water stored in 8 fifty gal plastic barrels. I added two table spoons of unscented bleach to each barrel prior to srewing down the plugs. If I think there might be concerns with the water later when I'll need it, I intend to again add chlorine, wait a bit and then poor through my home made activated charcoal filter .... should work out ok.

            O.W.
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            • #7
              I agree it's expensive, but I like the idea of a case or two, to cover a 2-3 day period(just in case-back up for my back up). Mainly because of the storms we can get up here close to Chicago. I just do not have the room for 55 gal drums or too much other storage.
              He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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              • #8
                All things shpuld be dual purpose. I can think of more uses for an empty metal can than an empty plastic jug.
                It's a good thing.
                Originally posted by monet861 View Post
                I agree it's expensive, but I like the idea of a case or two, to cover a 2-3 day period(just in case-back up for my back up). Mainly because of the storms we can get up here close to Chicago. I just do not have the room for 55 gal drums or too much other storage.
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                • #9
                  I quit reusing these plastic containers after reading the article on the chemicals breaking down in the plastic and producing Cancer causing agents. Not sure where I read this maybe on here somewhere,I'll try and find it if anyone has not seen it yet.
                  Originally posted by slowz1k View Post
                  I like it, but I'm far too much of a tightwad to spend that kind of cash.

                  We drink alot of cranberry, and grapefruit juices at my house. I always wash the empties out, fill them from the tap (city water) and store them in the basement with a blanket over them to keep the light out.
                  I prefer these to the 2 liter softdrink bottles because they've got a good square base, and won't turn over as easily.
                  We camp alot so I rotate these bottles in and out on our camping trips, and use them for coffee and washing. Keeps things fresh.
                  I'm obviously not going to see a 30 year shelf life on these, but it fits my "scrooge like" budget.
                  Got filters, rain barrels, and nearby lakes for the long haul.

                  That's an awesome site BTW. Thanks for the link monet861
                  Every Day , Is A Bonus.

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                  • #10
                    Hmmmm.... Need to look into that. I have a few 5 gallon jugs from the WalMart camping dept, as well as my hiking bottles. that are labeled BPA free. Is this the agent in question? I might need to relegate my juice bottles to sanitation duty, and a last resort drinking supply.
                    The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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                    • #11
                      This is probably going to sound totally stupid, but if I need canned water I plan on drinking my cans of vegetables as I eat them. There's probably some more vitamins in there anyway. Of course this will only supplement, but still.

                      HHHMMMM.....green bean juice....YUM!!

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                      • #12
                        Hey there you go TacSKS,
                        Canned emergency greenbean juice, vitamins all while helping you survive. You'll make millions. You have to give it a snazzy label though, you know, marketing. I can almost here the jingle now.

                        Canned emergency greenbean juice,
                        It will help you tackle a moose....(sorry, I work nights, maybe getting a little delirious)

                        How about pea juice, I don't think I could talk my 4 yr old into drinking that.
                        He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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                        • #13
                          lol...Pea Juice. That would be really hard to advertise over the radio.

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                          • #14
                            seems to me you should be able to can your own water.just like canning anything else, follow canning instructions but with water in the canning jars in stead of food,worst case senaeio ud have to boil the water again after opening it but if u can it right there's nothing in water that could spoil and get you sick, unless u didn't can it right, Just my thought Bambam55

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                            • #15
                              I'm wondering if what I saw was the same. I have seen cases of 100 water containers, like the foil drink boxes, for $20 sold as emergency water. Not cans, but still water.

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