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Old 01-11-2011, 17:14   #101
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..when storing water..

..why do I never see anyone here mention..

..hmmm..

..5 gallon water containers..

..ya know..

..like the..

ahem

drinking water companies do????????????????????????????

Lets start with the fact that I have never seen those containers for free.

Then go on to mention the weight of the containers, that fact that they are round, the lack of carrying handle, all make them difficult to work with.

We could do Septor containers. They would basically look like gas cans, feel like gas cans, but be made for water. They are easier to handle, but cost an arm and a leg. I assume I would get a few if I lived some place where water was an issue.
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Old 01-11-2011, 17:28   #102
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..when storing water..

..why do I never see anyone here mention..

..hmmm..

..5 gallon water containers..

..ya know..

..like the..

ahem

drinking water companies do????????????????????????????

Um...because why would you spend money on them when you already have the EASY TO HANDLE 2L bottles, etc?

I can see having a few bulk containers and I'm sure they're mentioned here from time to time but saving and using the 2L bottles you already have is just too easy.
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Old 01-11-2011, 17:41   #103
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i have 7 of them. weh we had our flood here last may, i went to the home depot to get a generator, work tool to help others out, and noone there seemed to be caring at all about the flood except a couple people looking for sump pumps and dehumidifiers. i took 4 of the 5G jugs with me and my wife got 3 more from the grocery store that day. we have had them since.

honestly, they were a last effort for us as we were seriously lacking in water storage at the time. kind of odd to realise you dont have clean drinking water when half the town is under water. that said, i have since started other means of storage, like the 2L bottles and barrels. the poster above is correct about their shape and lack of handle makes them a pain to move around. i have 6 in the bottom of my office closet with a plywood shelf laid ontop of them.
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Old 01-11-2011, 19:08   #104
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Um...because why would you spend money on them when you already have the EASY TO HANDLE 2L bottles, etc?

I can see having a few bulk containers and I'm sure they're mentioned here from time to time but saving and using the 2L bottles you already have is just too easy.
Good point. I use my one gallon distilled water jugs because it's something I already have to buy. Why buy a container twice, much less a clumsy one?
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:43   #106
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Lets start with the fact that I have never seen those containers for free.

Then go on to mention the weight of the containers, that fact that they are round, the lack of carrying handle, all make them difficult to work with.

We could do Septor containers. They would basically look like gas cans, feel like gas cans, but be made for water. They are easier to handle, but cost an arm and a leg. I assume I would get a few if I lived some place where water was an issue.
The fact that they are not free may be valid..Okay..

so anytime I don't like someone else's opinion from now on..

..I'll just say that I've never seen x or y for free.

..hypothetical example (not my opinion) - - "Dangit, those PMAGS and Glock 17 rounders are not free." ..does that mean they are bad ideas???

My Porsche wasn't free, but I still drive it and like it..(may be thought of as a bad idea)

My cost for them is comparable to what some here have paid for those blue or green Aquatainers, but these are much more durable.

..The containers do weigh more, are more durable, and are quite stable when at least partially filled..

..The lids snap on, are reusable, and do not leak IME..

..Yes, they are round which is not the best shape for storage..

..The 2 liter bottles are also round..
..Five gallons worth of 2 liter bottles might take up as much space, but can be stored separately in smaller places..
..My five gallon and three gallon containers have handles,
and I'm strong enough to move them around with ease..

..You are fortunate to live somewhere that water is not an issue.. I guess I am too, but I still store it..


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Old 01-12-2011, 07:53   #107
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Good point. I use my one gallon distilled water jugs because it's something I already have to buy. Why buy a container twice, much less a clumsy one?
You and G29Reload are right, but for me..

..when I want to put ten gallons of water in a vehicle..

..I'd rather grab two 5gal containers instead of nineteen 2 liter containers..

..I apologize for the foolish ideas..

..Carry on with the most excellent way of the GTS&P..

..Store water by 2 liter bottles, gallon jugs..NO 5GAL JUGS!!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:27   #108
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For water storage, I have a mix of different containers. I have the large water cooler containers that are sealed. They were a gift. I kept telling a neighbor to ask their company to stop delivering them to my house by mistake. After numerous reminders, I finally concluded that they wanted me to have them.

In addition, we have numerous cases of the smaller water bottles from Sams Club.

And lastly, I have a portable filtration system (Mini Works) with a ceramic filter, plus spare filters. Each filter will support filtration of up to 500 gallons.
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You and G29Reload are right, but for me..

..when I want to put ten gallons of water in a vehicle..

..I'd rather grab two 5gal containers instead of nineteen 2 liter containers..

..I apologize for the foolish ideas..

..Carry on with the most excellent way of the GTS&P..

..Store water by 2 liter bottles, gallon jugs..NO 5GAL JUGS!!!
Boy you're *****y...

No one said that they WON'T use anything but a 2 liter bottle, they just said they were easier and cheaper. The idea here is to do thing cheaply when and if possible. If the 2 liter bottles work for these people, who the heck are you to tell them that it doesn't work?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:47   #110
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:03   #112
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Where do you get your 5 gallon containers?

Various..

..Local bottled water delivery companies, Sam's Club, Lowes, etc..

Those from Lowes and two of the local delivery services have handles.

You might even find some that are more square in shape.

Ask your friends what company their office uses.

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Old 01-12-2011, 16:24   #113
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Boy you're *****y...

No one said that they WON'T use anything but a 2 liter bottle, they just said they were easier and cheaper. The idea here is to do thing cheaply when and if possible. If the 2 liter bottles work for these people, who the heck are you to tell them that it doesn't work?
I am omd. Where did I say 2 litre bottles don't work?

Read the other post and relax. I noted my opinion and the relative good qualities of both 2 liter bottles and 5 gallon jugs. It was just an idea that I have never seen in all the threads I've read here about water storage.

IME it is a good, durable storage option somewhere between the Mississippi River and an eye dropper. I don't disagree that the 2l bottles
are a good option, but the 5 gallon jug is an alternative with a few favorable qualities.


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Old 01-12-2011, 17:13   #114
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The fact that they are not free may be valid..Okay..

so anytime I don't like someone else's opinion from now on..

..I'll just say that I've never seen x or y for free.
You asked, "why do I never see anyone here mention".
People answered.
You are not happy with the answer.

You could have said you use X and have not had any issue with them.
You could have said you have access to X and would like to use them.
But no you decided to ask a question and then when you didn't like the answer you now try to post that you use them and have this and that and ....
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Various..

..Local bottled water delivery companies, Sam's Club, Lowes, etc..

Those from Lowes and two of the local delivery services have handles.

You might even find some that are more square in shape.

Ask your friends what company their office uses.
I like my Aquatainers. I have 14 and have for awhile. That is enough for us for now.

And, for free, 2L soda bottles.
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I like my Aquatainers. I have 14 and have for awhile. That is enough for us for now.

And, for free, 2L soda bottles.
This.

Have a few large ones for grab-n-go, and fill the balance with 2L you were just gonna throw out anyway.
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Lets start with the fact that I have never seen those containers for free.

Then go on to mention the weight of the containers, that fact that they are round, the lack of carrying handle, all make them difficult to work with.

We could do Septor containers. They would basically look like gas cans, feel like gas cans, but be made for water. They are easier to handle, but cost an arm and a leg. I assume I would get a few if I lived some place where water was an issue.
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The fact that they are not free may be valid..Okay..
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You could have said you use X and have not had any issue with them.<o:p></o:p>
You could have said you have access to X and would like to use them.<o:p></o:p>
But no you decided to ask a question and then when you didn't like the answer you now try to post that you use them
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I use 3, 4, and 5 gallon water containers like the bottled water companies deliver to people who have water coolers in their homes or offices..<o:p></o:p>
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Some are very round and some are more square..<o:p></o:p>
..Most of mine have handles..<o:p></o:p>
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..I have not had any issue with them..the jugs aren't that heavy when empty..and just over 40lb when full..
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..They are durable and easy to use for me..<o:p></o:p>
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For those who buy drinks in 2L bottles, save the bottles because they are a most excellent solution recommended by many on GT..<o:p></o:p>
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SPAM ON SALE!

I'm actually ambivalent about the stuff, but 3 for $5 is a good deal.

Proud owner of two new cases stacked in the pantry.

Can't beat the shelf life...

Still in search of the elusive Bacon flavor. Everything but...

Regular
REduced sodium
Light
Hickory smoked
Turkey (2 thumbs up)

plus 4 cans of treet, 1.69 and BOGO free! 85c a can, I'm in.
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I've been preaching about the turkey variety for 2yrs.We got 8cases of it.We like the treet variety for use with eggs ect.Also Hereford puts out a canned ham/roast beef and a nice corned beef hash,great shelf life and decent quality.We cook the ham with pineapple the beef over rice/noodles and the cbh with eggs/toast ect.'08.
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Where?
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Where?
Martin's, the one affiliated with Giant Food. (Northern VA) in this case Winchester. But unless they've re-stocked, I almost cleaned out the remainder.

But it may be a distributor/chain discount, else if Hormel is running a promotion it might pop up everywhere. Eye's peeled!
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I've been preaching about the turkey variety for 2yrs.We got 8cases of it.We like the treet variety for use with eggs ect.
The turkey seems the least unhealthy.

How is the treet gonna taste? pretty much the same as regular SPAM?
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It's cheaper here and not quite as popular as spam is.'08.
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The question was, how is it going to taste? (Treet)
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