How to store water in an apartment for survival is a critical issue these days. If you live in an apartment it’s more compact and stairs will be a problem if you have zero water stored, say on the second or third floor. I can’t even imagine the sixth floor if the elevators are not working and you need to haul water up that many floors.
Now, we could be talking about families, college students and maybe even some elderly people. Let’s talk about what we need to do now, not next week or next month. We need to be prepared as soon as possible for the unexpected. I am not a doomsday prepper, but I am well aware of what’s going on in the USA and all over the world.
I have a sister that lives in Austin, Texas and they recently had torrential rains and flooding in her neighborhood. My sister mentioned that the city asked that people not venture out on the roads unless it was absolutely necessary. Now, she does not live in an apartment but the issues are the same. She was glad she had water stored and enough food that they could be comfortable for several days.
Last year I remember a young mother emailed me explaining she had zero food or milk in the house and the roads were icy and not safe to drive on. She vowed that would never happen to her family again.
It sometimes takes a drastic situation for us to realize how important having a few gallons of water and some food in the house is when we are trying to be prepared for the unexpected. You can start by storing a little water at a time according to your budget.
How To Store Water In An Apartment
Blue Cans for Apartment
1. Blue Cans-the water is hermetically sealed in aluminum cans and they are BPA FREE. Blue Cans Website
These are great because they have 24 cans in a box and will fit under your bed(s). I sent six cases to each one of my daughters for Christmas last year. This is some information on Amazon about Blue Cans: I quote:
- 50 Year Shelf Life
- 12 oz of water per can, 24 cans per case
- 2.25 gallons of water per case
- Hermetically sealed water purified with 12 step filtration, reverse osmosis, UV light treatment
- Eco-Friendly Packaging End of quote.
These are great because one case of 24 cans equals 2.25 gallons. Here’s the deal, in my opinion, I like to store 4 gallons per person per day for hydration, laundry, hygiene, and cooking. You can never have too much water stored. The Red Cross states you need a minimum of one gallon per person per day. Here is the information from the Red Cross (page 7).
One thing, when you first look at the price you may go “YIKES”, but these are the perfect way to store in your car, closets, under beds and you can make end tables with them and even a coffee table with tempered glass on top.
Please think about the 50 years you can store them. 50 years and they are BPA Free! Buy one case a month until you have the amount that your family needs. These cases of water would be great for college students and the elderly for their water storage needs.
WaterBricks Easy To Store
2. WaterBricks-available in two different sizes, but I recommend the larger 3.5-gallon size for long-term storage. You can buy single containers: WaterBrick 1833-0001 Stackable Water and Food Storage Container, 3.5 gals of Liquid, 27 lb of Dry Food Products, Blue or eight containers: Water Storage Containers – WaterBrick – 8 Pack Blue
I use the following Water Preserver: Water Preserver Concentrate because I can fill and forget the water containers for five full years. If you use regular culinary water with or without bleach you will need to rotate the water every six months.
Nope, that does not work for me. I use 1/2 teaspoon of this Water Preserver Concentrate in each 3.5-gallon container. They stack like Lego’s on top of each other. I put 16 WaterBricks (the 3.5-gallon size) under my queen bed, which equals 56 gallons of water. Gotta love it.
I highly recommend both of these products to store water in an apartment. These would be great Christmas or birthday gifts. Please be prepared for the unexpected, you’ll be glad you are. I promise.