Depending on the answers to my other questions, which is better to store as drinking water in case of emergency, bottled, distilled, unsealed tap water, or one or more of the above?
#25411. Asked by Brainy Blonde. (Dec 21 02 12:36 AM)
Son of The Household Cavalry
What have you heard that we haven't BB? Are you concerned that if George Dubya is going to bomb Iraq, his sense of direction has not yet been put to the test, so Canada could be in the drop zone?|
I suppose it depends on the amount of time you are planning to spend in your underground bunker ! |
I'd probably steer clear of distilled for drinking altogether.
Normal bottled water should have a 'best before' date that is at least 1 year, probably 2 years and maybe even 3 years in the future.
You could bottle your own tap water, in sealed sterilised containers, and with its chlorine content should be drinkable well into the future.
An alternative, that could be used with all of these waters should they 'go off', it a water purification tablet.
These are available and often used by those on true safaris, in locations where there is no guaranteed drinking water.
You can fill a container with 'fresh' (not salty sea) water that would probably put you in bed for 2 weeks if you drank it.
Drop a tablet in and in half an hour it is 99.99999% (ish) safe to drink.
Obviously if you are starting with what should be drinking water anyway, then I am sure it would clean up any bacteria that has taken up home there.
No, I haven't heard anything other than what the rest of the world has, so I won't |
be spending anytime in a bunker!!! LOL!!! If Iraq wants to drop a nuke, I'd rather
be right under it. I'm too close to the fallout area and would be wishing I were
I have well water (so no chlorine other than what is there naturally) with a pump
and ever since the weather started getting cold, the pipes occasionally partially
freeze, leaving me with no running water. It usually happens when the temperature
is below -10 Celsius or colder with the wind chill factor. I have had some work
done and am hoping it will fix the problem, but just in case I want to store some
water until the cold weather passes. That will take until about May or June, (eeek!!)
so I had better stick to 'fizzy water' for drinking and tap water for everything else.
Thanks for the help everyone.
Just to easy your mind SOHC, no seals will be hurt. If that were the case, I wouldn't
be able to live with myself, so storing water of any kind would be redundant!!! LOL!!!
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