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Old 03-01-2012, 07:11 AM
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I just placed an order for 2. One for me and one for my dad.
It's called Water Bob and Cheaper than Dirt sells them for only $19.95.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP205-1.html#Reviews

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Old 03-04-2012, 01:25 PM
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I just placed an order for 2. One for me and one for my dad.
It's called Water Bob and Cheaper than Dirt sells them for only $19.95.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP205-1.html#Reviews

Holds 100 G.

One of the guys on doomsday preppers used a couple of those in his NYC apartment. . .

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:12 PM
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I just placed an order for 2. One for me and one for my dad.
It's called Water Bob and Cheaper than Dirt sells them for only $19.95.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP205-1.html#Reviews

Holds 100 G.

The website says you fill it up in a tub BEFORE a disaster hits.
How do you know when to do that?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:57 AM
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For our family (4 adults, 1 small child) we have 25 gallons on hand. Fifteen gallons are in 2.5 gallon containers purchased from Costco and ten are in five gallon water containers made in Canada and purchased at Walmart. In addition we have a 40 gallon hot water tank that can become potable water. I have used the water from the Walmart containers after 5 months of storage and though it tastes a little flat it was fine. Pouring it back and forth a bit might aerate it a bit and restore the taste. The purchased water is rotated out and used on a regular basis.

A 500+ gallon hot tub will provide water for flushing toilets and general cleaning. Due to chemicals in the water it will not be used for drinking or food prep.

About 1/2 mile away is a small river that can provide a source of water but it would have to be purified first. I keep a supply of chlorine bleach on hand for disinfecting.

I intend to add at least another 10 gallons of water storage in the next weeks.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:47 PM
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The website says you fill it up in a tub BEFORE a disaster hits.
How do you know when to do that?
Exactly. I guess you fill it up every morning before you leave for work, in case there is a disaster that day. Means you gotta drain it every time you take a shower, though. If there is a disaster of sufficient magnitude to disrupt water service, you're not going to know about the disruption until it has already happened.

And if you do, can't you just fill up your bathtub? Might have a little funk to it if your tub isn't clean, but nothing a few purifier tablets can't fix.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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The website says you fill it up in a tub BEFORE a disaster hits.
How do you know when to do that?



I'm sure we will have plenty of time to prepare. The important thing is having the unit ready at hand.
The answer is...... have a second or third spare bathroom to use that's always clean and hardly used. And for $20.00, it's good to have.

I'm sure it's ok to fill up a tub with water. As long as you do not intend to drink the water specially when someone just showered in it...lol

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:48 PM
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One of the guys on doomsday preppers used a couple of those in his NYC apartment. . .

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Yes, and did you see how fast the couple prepped and filled the unit?
It was pretty fast. They were timing themselves.


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