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Need recommendation for water storage

Discussion in 'Food, Water Storage and other Prepper Gear' started by Cogent Design, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Cogent Design

    Cogent Design Member

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    I live in a tiny 2 bedroom apartment with my wife and child. 1025 square feet fills up fast!

    I am looking for some stackable water storage containers that I could put into a closet and keep out of sight from the maintenance men. 5 gallon containers would be nice. I looked on Amazon a bit, but the containers seemed a bit pricey at $20/piece.

    Hoping to store 50 gallons for <$100.

    What do you all use? Bonus points if you live in an apartment and share experience.
     


  2. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Banned

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    30 gallon plastic drum

    http://www.usplastic.com

    Ive ordered 6 black, 5gallon buckets before. There pretty good folks.






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  3. Recoil45

    Recoil45 Well-Known

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    I'm told the Homer 5 gal paint buckets at Home Depot are of food grade material (pickles and other foods come in the same type). They run about $5 each with lid, so you'd be under budget. Round buckets create a lot of wasted space in a square closet but that may not be an issue for you. Just verify what I was told is actually true if you go that route.
     
  4. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere

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    Try going down to the Denny's or whatever full service restaurant around and see if they have any 5 gal. buckets to get rid of. Might even try some of the fast food joints too. They both get quite a bit of food product shipped to them in those buckets. I had gotten a bunch of them like that when I needed them for a friends kid school project.
     
  5. Cogent Design

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    I work in a fast food restaurant and have access to tons of pickle buckets. I just don't want my water to smell like pickles.

    I've heard both sides of the Homer buckets.
     
  6. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere

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    Put a cup of bleach in with the regular tapwater and that should clean it out. If not, a clean 'em out with a bit of baking powder that should do it.
     
  7. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere

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    ...And I used to live in Midland, so I REALLY understand your water storage problems.
     
  8. Bozz10mm

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  10. Southpaw

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    I've seen these locally too. I am thinking Academy or Walmart.
     


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