Water is one of the most essential needs during an emergency situation. To be ready, store several days’ worth in containers that are both easily accessible and mobile.
Avoid containers that hold cleaning supplies, fertilizers and other odor-emitting products as these could possibly seep into your stored water. Furthermore, seek containers with easily adjustable or detachable spigots if possible for easy repositioning or removal if required.
1. 5 Gallon Stackable Containers
Survivalists, preppers and those simply wanting to prepare for emergencies know the importance of water storage is unmatched. While everyone may recognize 55-gallon blue barrels as emergency storage vessels, stackable containers provide much smaller solutions which are easier to transport around with minimal storage requirements – ideal for emergencies!
These sturdy 100% food-grade, BPA free plastic containers can hold five levels high when stacked. Their opaque material prevents bacteria growth in your water and keeps it tasting fresh after long-term storage, plus the container has an integrated spigot for easy access.
One gallon water bottles are an ideal size to store two weeks’ worth of drinking water for one person or four days’ supply for four-member families, yet are lightweight enough that you can carry them effortlessly on the go. Furthermore, these portable storage units include features like vent openings to speed up water circulation as well as carrying handles making transporting easy.
These water storage containers are constructed of sturdy polyethylene, an excellent material for emergency purposes. Their dark hue prevents excess sunlight exposure that would hasten your water’s expiration sooner.
Although these containers don’t boast any special or impressive features, they make an ideal solution for anyone on a tight budget. Being cost-effective, portable and easily moveable they have passed both drop and crush tests successfully making them great options for emergency preparedness, camping trips, sports events and travel as well as any other situation where gallons of water need to be transported around.
These tanks must be installed underground, which may present some challenges for some individuals, but can save space and money by keeping your water accessible yet out of sight. These storage solutions are an ideal option for rural communities or anyone who takes emergency preparation seriously, including rural residents who rely on wells as their source.
2. 300-Gallon Storage Bladder
Our 300-gallon storage bladder is our largest pick and an ideal way to stockpile clean water for home or garden use. Crafted with state-of-the-art material that’s lighter and thinner than rubber bladders while still capable of holding large volumes, this container meets food grade and BPA-free specifications while withstanding harsh environments.
This tank is perfect for outdoor use, while still fitting comfortably in any garage or basement. With its locking handle for effortless transport and UV-resistant high-density polyethylene construction, you’ll easily see how much water remains inside using demarcation lines on its exterior – plus there’s even a mounting platform on top for holding pumps!
Although expensive, investing in an emergency water supply container such as this can bring peace of mind in emergency situations. It’s an especially wise investment if you live in a remote location without access to their well. Furthermore, installing it underground allows for convenient storage without multiple jerry cans taking up valuable storage space.
Before using rainwater for drinking purposes, it must first be treated. With this container’s convenient design and user-friendly process, this process should go quickly and smoothly. Just ensure to store it somewhere dry since rainwater may pick up odors if exposed to other chemicals. With enough capacity for four people or three individuals’ drinking needs at one time!
This container with its 550-gallon capacity is perfect for long-term water storage needs. Constructed of black plastic designed to blend in seamlessly with its surroundings, you can use it for rainwater collection or backup water supply for your home. Featuring an easy access spigot – which connects directly with garden hose – as well as an additional security mechanism, this solution makes storing clean water accessible in times of an emergency situation.
3. Norwesco/RomoTech Reservoir
Not like those cheap plastic bottles found in most pantries, heavy-duty tanks are built to withstand extreme conditions and keep water safe from contamination. Crafted with BPA-free polyethylene material and featuring sturdy handles for transporting to water sources, they also come equipped with drain plugs so you can easily empty their contents if the need arises. Ideal for drought-prone regions or simply planning ahead for emergencies, water storage tanks provide an efficient solution.
If you’re in the market for a larger water tank, there are many types available to you. Some can hold as much as 50 gallons and should be stored away in your basement or other storehouse; others are portable and designed for quick transporting emergency needs – these typically feature handles on top and spigots to easily pour water directly into cups or other containers.
These tanks are essential if you want an emergency water supply that will sustain your family for several days until public supplies return, or for those able to store water away safely in their garage or another suitable location. Although more costly than smaller, stackable containers, their long-term benefits make up for their higher prices.
Although water does not expire, it is still advised that emergency storage be refreshed every year in order to ensure any contaminants that have formed over time do not leach into your drinking supply. Replacing these items is usually straightforward and cost-effective.
Plastic water tanks offer an affordable way to ensure that you always have enough clean drinking water on hand for multiple days’ worth of usage, thanks to their stackable design, variety of sizes, and BPA-free composition. Although multiple units may become quite pricey at once, fortunately you can sometimes find discounts at various stores when purchasing multiple tanks at once.
4. 5-Gallon Stackable Containers
Water is one of the most essential essentials to have on hand when planning for survival, but without an ample supply, your plan may become much more complex. Instead of running to stores to purchase cartons of bottled water or trying to manage 30 gallons in your bathtub yourself, invest in stackable containers you can keep at home that allow easy access – this way, you’ll cover your minimum two week supply without incurring extra work or risk.
These 5-Gallon containers were inspired by military specifications and feature BPA free and UV stabilized resin for long term outdoor use. Their classic Jerry-Can design makes them easy to carry and store; their handles have been molded for safety; additionally there’s a recessed cap so it won’t slip off; additionally this set comes complete with an optional faucet attachment to squeeze out water (optional).
At such an economical price point, this set makes sense: for under $200 you’ll have access to five gallons of clean drinking water that should last you years in an emergency situation – that’s half the cost of WaterBrick sets and 10 times cheaper than 55-gallon blue barrels!
Another outstanding aspect of this set is its stackable containers, making it an excellent solution for saving space in garage, basement, or shed storage areas. Unfortunately, however, lifting full containers becomes harder due to increased weight from their top when full.
Food storage may take the top spot in people’s minds, but water should also be an emergency priority. Legacy’s emergency water storage kit provides a portable solution with protection from bacteria and harmful microbes for up to 5 years via their included water preserver – giving you peace of mind during any crisis situation.