By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Today I filled up and treated a 55 gallon water barrel for long term storage as emergency drinking water (or any other necessary water use).
Having a backup emergency supply of water is one of my highest recommendations for general preparedness at home.
Here’s what I did:
I have several food grade barrels which had been fitted for rainwater collection. Instead I am utilizing them for emergency water storage in the event that my well pump goes bad or if the electricity goes out (even though I do have a generator – but there’s always the possibility of running out of fuel).
I am fortunate in that my water source is from a natural spring here on the property which produces about 10 gallons per minute – so I could always walk down there (to the spring) and collect water in a container via the runoff spout and haul it back to the house to keep my 55 gallon drums filled (a major chore though – given that water weighs 8 pounds per gallon and the source is about 200 yards from the house ).
In any event, regardless of your own unique situation, by keeping a water barrel filled – you will have an emergency source for drinking, filling a toilet tank for flushing, use for washing dishes, etc.. during an emergency.
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