MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WATER: The most important food storage item

Water is the most important item in our food storage. The question is where do we store all the water without a basement or cool storage room? (We live in So. California)

As we store our water, we are ever mindful to rotate our supply of bottled water. Every time we purchase a case of water it is dated with a permanent marking pen. As we take a bottle of water, we grab one from the oldest purchased water.

I wanted to share some of the places where we store our water in our house.

These cases of bottled drinking water are stored on the bottom shelf in our toy closet.

These gallon jugs are stored in the bottom of our hall coat closet. (We also have water stored in our guest room closet) As we are done with the gallon jugs, I put them on my kitchen window sill to dry out and then use them to store food storage items such as sugar, rice, or oats . (See earlier PETE food storage post here.)

These 5 - 55 gallon water barrels are in our garage along the back wall. The shelves above them store our camping equipment for easy emergency access. We change the water every 6 months (that's the plan - I think it's more like once a year) We add 2 Tbs. of bleach to every 55 gallon barrel of water when we change the water.)

You can read more about water storage on by clicking here

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