Long Term Emergency Water Storage
Water is a necessity not only for drinking but also for cooking, cleaning and sanitation. Packaged water is generally suitable primarily for drinking due to the high level of filtration and packaging that is used. For more general purposes such as cooking and sanitation, it is much more economical to store water using larger containers such as a 55 gallon barrel. By using an inexpensive water preserver, you can put away a large amount of water safely for up to 5 years. The water is also suitable for drinking and a 55 gallon barrel will provide enough water for a family of 4 for up to 14 days. Store in a cool, shaded location once you have filled it.