Looking for water barrels for long term storage. I would think the 30 gal. barrels at about 240 lbs would be more manageable than the 55 gal. at 440 lbs. Your ideas and where is the best place to buy them?
Im looking into something like this... Apt living it has to be portable and tight fitting
NOT cheap though
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I agree totally but, if it says FDA approved and BPA free what else does the average consumer have to go on? and the items don't always say where they are made just to question the fact.I am experiencing a bad feeling here. Do not know exactly why other than my sudden concern that ANYTHING currently made in China may be suspect. This might include so called food quality plastics in water storage containers.
They may say "food quality" but are they actually so? What bad plastics COULD be in various Chinese made stuff? Paranoid. But...paranoid enough? Just me. HB of CJ (old coot) Hell of a risk to take. Taking a chance? Dunno fur sure.
If I'm drinking out of the plastic containers years down the road it's because SHTF and I'm probably living day-to-day, respectfully. Until then I would change the water yearly, using the excess water on my garden.This might only qualify for a non fiction horror story. We buy some surplus plastic food quality barrels from somewhere; let's say an extract brewery or a pie shop. The barrels employed by the business were brand new and came from the supplier full of various stuff. Obviously the barrels were certified whatever food quality.
But...how do we know for sure? Meanwhile, back in China where all the various aforementioned food quality barrels were made at industrial plant number 283, very bad dangerous toxic lethal plastic was used....to make the barrels. They slip through the USDA inspection process here in the USA for whatever reason.
We buy the food quality surplus plastic barrels made in China. We fill them full of water. The water sits for months, maybe years. We then drink the water. Time is the key factor in the water in fact becoming very toxic. Chemical leaching. In 10 years we all get nasty cancers and die horribly. What are the odds of this happening?
Impossible to calculate. Too many unknowns. The key factor is the substitution of the deadly plastic made at the Chinese factory number 283. It does not matter if the use of the bad plastic was a deliberate thing or not. Maybe, maybe not. Meanwhile, we eventually drink the water then years later die. How can we be sure?
We can not. Like already said by others before me better, at some point you must take things on a matter of faith. I for one, since I am paranoid, have a major problem with that. Is it a real concern? Most likely not. Probably only one chance in ten thousand. But...then again I am paranoid. USGI & NATO gerry cans? HB of CJ (old coot)