With the job incident and being a part-time employee for a while, I was actually working through the food supplies in my preps for a while. Having all that food on hand really reduced the grocery shopping bills.
But, that is not the real point of this post (just a nice little pat on the back!).
Last month I was reading one of the prepper blogs I follow, when I learned that the plastic used for many store-bought water containers has a tendency to spring holes. Um, so not good! I didn’t even know this was a potential thing!
So I went out and bought a big plastic container designed for holding items under the bed. My plan was to put the plastic water bottles in that, so that way if they did leak, the water wouldn’t find its way out via my downstairs neighbor’s ceiling. When I got home and transferred my three 2 1/2 gallon containers to the plastic bin, two of the three developed pinhole leaks. Now if I didn’t know that the containers could do that, would they have done that? Why else would the problem not have developed before? Inquiring minds want to know!
Frustrated, I brought those five gallons into the kitchen, and we used those instead of the brita until they ran out.
The remaining 2 1/2 gallon container went into the new plastic bin, along with some harder plastic 1 gallon containers I’d purchased along the way.
Last weekend I purchased two more water gallons, and when I dropped them into the plastic bin, I got a big splash. The third 2 1/2 gallon container had given up. There was more than an inch of standing water along the bottom of the container.
Wow! I was so glad I’d read that article and bought the bin. Otherwise that could have been a total of seven and a half gallons of water causing damage!
I’m now a firm believer in the heavier smaller containers. They would be easier to transport, they are less likely to fail, they cost the same per gallon, and they fit better in my bin. That is an all-around win.
Would you be prepared to survive 3-7 days without utilities or other public services? or Am I the only one that finds it suspicious that the water container didn’t leak until I discovered that they might?