One of the first things you have to consider in any given survival situation is the basics. And when you are talking basics, nothing is more-so than storing drinking water. It also just happens to be something a lot of people forget for that very reason.
If the infrastructure of society breaks down, if there’s bad weather, hurricane, flooding, anything of the sort and the cavalry may not be coming for a while you need drinking water. One of the best ways to store it is through the use of two liter soda bottles.
They’re common, easy to get a hold of, and great containers. One of the best aspects about them is the chemicals with which they’re treated originally helps prevent seepage, breakdown of the container, and any instances of pollutants entering through the container. The treatment was originally designed to prevent the acids from soda from degrading the containers. That’s why they’re great.
Then you want to make sure you wash the bottle inside real good to remove any latent sugar that could cause fermentation and spoil the water. Always boil your water first to remove any contaminants.
Stack-able and Portable
Lastly you can use the containers to create stacks. It’s an excellent cost efficient way to store them. They can be laid side to side and then you can place a board across them to create another shelf, or you can simply stack them in the crooks of the stack below it.
This saves a lot of room and provides you with a well stocked and portable source of drinking water. The other great thing about using these bottles is that if one breaks or something gets into one or another, the problem is isolated and you haven’t lost your entire supply.
Each is self contained and easily portable, as well as reusable. So remember, the next time you’re considering survival remember the basics first. Remember storing drinking water. It’ll take you a long way.
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