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kalifornia
02-22-2012, 15:57
I would like to store water long term, and have read plastic bottles leak toxins into the water. Is there any prepackaged water that is believed to be safe or do I have to DIY? And if I have to DIY can you link to me a tutorial? thanks gents

Bolster
02-22-2012, 16:10
Plastics are different, there is no one type of plastic. Pick your plastics mindfully, but don't fear them. Other things will kill you first.

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/safewater/
http://www.plasticsinfo.org/beveragebottles/apc_faqs.html
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/safe-plastics-for-food-and-drink/

G29Reload
02-22-2012, 18:05
Theres a move on to get BPA out of plastics, what ever that is…and the thicknesses are getting thinner.

I use food grade plastics, like those gallon tropicana orange juice containers, hosed out and filled for cheap, easy to transport and inventory water storage.

Bolster
02-22-2012, 18:20
My opinion from casual second-hand research so far is that "BPA" is just another chemophobia scare.

RMTactical
02-22-2012, 20:02
Plastics are different, there is no one type of plastic. Pick your plastics mindfully, but don't fear them. Other things will kill you first.

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/safewater/
http://www.plasticsinfo.org/beveragebottles/apc_faqs.html
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/safe-plastics-for-food-and-drink/

Good links, thanks.

Grayson
02-23-2012, 19:21
…and the thicknesses are getting thinner.

This. I'm less concerned with water going toxic, than buying water in "green" containers that will spring a leak if you so much as give them a stern look...