How to Store Water

Everyone tells you that you need to store water.  And you probably agree with them.  But there are 2 problems.

  1. You don’t know how to store  water.
  2. You don’t have enough space to store water.

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Storing water can be tricky, and to be honest, we haven’t even completely figured out a 100% workable way for us to easily store water.  It’s hard finding space and knowing what is safe or not.  The good news is, I’ve got friends.  And LOTS of them!  So I linked up a couple of top notch posts where you can find some great information to help you past these two water problem points.

***Updated 8/2020***

How to Store Water

Simple Family Preparedness as an article on general water storage tips.  They also tell you 3 things NOT to store water in.

The Ready Store has already done the research and dispelled the 5 myths about water storage.  They make some very good points about water expiration, storage containers and water purification.

LONG TERM WATER STORAGE- Mini Class- don’t be caught without your water.

You also want to make sure you water is safe to drink, especially if you plan on storing it for long periods of time.

Here is a 12 step process on how to make sure your containers and water are safe for long term storage.

Also, instead of just dumping the water out when it’s time to rotate it, try one of these 9 ideas on how to rotate your water storage (Hint: It’ll help you save on our water bill).

When storing large amounts of water, you may think you can store enough products to filter and purify your water.  Learn the difference between water filtration and purification (we didn’t and made some mistakes with that).  Make sure you know about the different ways to do each.

You need to store water right?  But there are 2 problems. 1. You don't know how to store  water. 2. You don't have enough space to store water.

Water Storage Solutions

Each living space is different.  And water takes up space… you can’t really get around that.  Yes, you can have lots of filters handy if you live in a wet climate, even then… storing a months supply of water is still a good idea.

Simple Family Preparedness continues with their article about all the different containers you can store water in and the pros and cons.  A MUST list to read when trying to decide what to spend money on, or not to spend money on.

Also, here is a list of 9 different options for water storage solutions.  There are some great ideas, no matter what side of the country you live in and where you live.

Here is one more article on different long term water storage solutions.

In Conclusion

How to store water is a very legit question.  As a human being, we can only survive 3 days without water.  Having enough water to drink is important, but you also want to think about storing water for cooking, cleaning, and personal hygiene.  Bookmark this page, so that you can have lots of references to answer all of your water storage questions.

LONG TERM WATER STORAGE- Mini Class- Don’t be caught without your water.

Still have more questions about how to store water?  Ask below.

Further Reading

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