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    We have several indoor cats. Please, no adverse comments from cat haters!
    We use a fair amount of cat litter, which I have usually purchased in cardboard boxes which we then recycled.
    I have recently started purchasing 40 lb. containers of litter in plastic pails with tight fitting snap on lids. I will now have a regular supply of plastic containers in which to store items which I don't want to leave exposed. The containers can also be used to store water if necessary.
    One little change to my routine, but it will hopefully help me prepare.

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    Good idea for you cat people! :D

    I've been collecting 2-liters soda bottles from everyone I know for the past few weeks. Now if I could find some of those bottle trays.
    Last edited by tony; 03-19-2009, 01:30 PM.

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    • #3
      just ask the coke guy he'll give them to ya
      the pack that plays together stays together

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      • #4
        Just a note...when you put your water up for storage, put two drops of hydrogen peroxide or two drops of bleach in the water to keep algea from forming in the closed bottles. All water contains some algea and you don't want to deal with this when you open your stores.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RossA View Post
          We have several indoor cats. Please, no adverse comments from cat haters!
          We use a fair amount of cat litter, which I have usually purchased in cardboard boxes which we then recycled.
          I have recently started purchasing 40 lb. containers of litter in plastic pails with tight fitting snap on lids. I will now have a regular supply of plastic containers in which to store items which I don't want to leave exposed. The containers can also be used to store water if necessary.
          One little change to my routine, but it will hopefully help me prepare.
          Good on you RossA

          Recyle and Reuse. I've been doing the same with other containers. I would personally avoid plastic soda bottles as someone else mentioned. They tend to break down and leak overtime (ask me how I know). Make sure any container that is used to store food or water is a food grade container. Non food grade containers tend to use TOXIC release agents in the molds used to manufacture them. NO amount of washing these containers will render them safe for food and water storage. The only way to store food items safely in these containers is to put the food in mylar packaging within the container. Food grade containers are usually marked with a number 2 encircled within a triangle of arrows with the letters (HDPE) below the triangle.
          Last edited by Bayou Blaster; 03-22-2009, 02:24 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RossA View Post
            We have several indoor cats. Please, no adverse comments from cat haters!
            We use a fair amount of cat litter, which I have usually purchased in cardboard boxes which we then recycled.
            I have recently started purchasing 40 lb. containers of litter in plastic pails with tight fitting snap on lids. I will now have a regular supply of plastic containers in which to store items which I don't want to leave exposed. The containers can also be used to store water if necessary.
            One little change to my routine, but it will hopefully help me prepare.
            I too have several, 10 to be exact, indoor cats. I by a lot of litter too. I have been doing the pail thing for over a year. They stack up quick.
            The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson

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            • #7
              We lost our cat last year, but I used to spend extra on litter to get those pails! I still have quite a few of them...two are outside my door holding deicer for the drive, two hold sand and the rest are used as needed, mostly for garden stuff.

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              • #8
                Cats

                I have several outdoor cats who come inside sometimes. I raise chickens and turkies so it is a given that I am going to have mice. The cats pay for themselves. They rarely eat them, but they sure seem to enjoy killing them,and sometimes make gifts of them.
                Those who would trade freedom for security will end up with neither.

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