questionswhats a good deal on 55gal water storage?


I would honestly... HONESTLY, find a used one from a pickle dealer. But in NYC there's pickle dealers everywhere.


Wow hadn't thought of that. Wouldnt the water have a pickle taste ?


@djbowman: Thats a feature! just wash it out. What are you using the water for?


I am storing it for the end of the world :-) Just want a good supply of emergency water so 4 month life would not work it needs to be a dark color as the clear encourages bacterias and growth


@djbowman: it seems the thing i posted shouldwork for you or in addition to your solution.

"Before a disaster hits, simply place the Water Bob in any standard bathtub, attach the fill socket to the faucet and fill the bladder to capacity, 100 gallons, in approximately 20 minutes. A siphon pump is included to easily dispense the water into jugs or pitchers. Constructed of heavy duty food grade plastic that is FDA compliant and can store water up to 4 weeks. "


@rlapid2112: "Before disaster hits" the key is to be prepared before in case of earthquake, tsunami, etc .. typically there is not alot of warning.

Besides when the goverment collaspes I don't think there will be enough warning ;-)

Ultimatley my goal is to have supplies of everything water fuel food etc...

That being said if I was in an apartment I think that would be a great idea because it allowed me to be prepared to get prepared in a hurry and take up minimal space. However, I have the space to store it now so I am searching to be already prepared.


It did have a great post for a party idea though in the reviews:
"Well I bought one of these and used it at a party. Made an awesome Bathtub Punch with it and it worked really great. I did have aprehension about using EverClear but since I put the punch in first I didn't have any troubles with the EverClear eating through the plastic. The pump on the WaterBob also made it convenient for serving the Bathtub Punch. If you plan on using one for Bathtub Punch put ice on top to keep it cold and it also adds a bit of pressure for serving purposes."


Check Craigslist in your area...
You will find all sorts of used 55 gal and larger containers...


Maybe something along these lines?

It's "food grade", resistant to rust, mold, mildew, and rotting, and has a screen to keep out debris and insects. All for under $100 bucks.

If you want something a little less heavy duty and potentially portable, Amazon also has this "knock-down" water storage container that holds 52 gallons, and is only $67 with shipping: