How To Store Water Long Term Under A Bed For Survival

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Are you wondering how to store water long term? Today I have one way to store 56 gallons under a queen size bed (depends on your bed frame). I always recommend several ways to store water. Today, I am talking about the WaterBricks. They are available in two sizes, 3.5-gallons, and 2.5 gallons. They come with a handle and you can purchase a spigot if desired. I have both sizes. The water storage under the queen size bed as shown below are the 3.5-gallon size.

I have the smaller ones ready to grab and go with my 72-hour kits or bug out bags. The bed skirt actually covers the WaterBricks. This room looks like any ordinary bedroom but has water stored underneath the bed for long term storage. This is just one way to store water long term.

Store Water Long Term Under Your Bed:

Here they are under the queen size bed: ***please note an awesome reader asked about the weight of the water, plus the bed and the weight of those who sleep on the bed. It reminded me of the “waterbeds” that were very popular back in the 70’s. If you have a concern about weight in an upstairs apartment or bedroom…consider lining up the bricks behind a couch or make side tables with them….you will have water….when you need it.

How To Store Water Long Term Under A Bed | via www.foodstoragemoms.com

    • Dimensions of the WaterBricks (3.5-gallons) 9″ X 18″ X 6″
    • Each container holds 3.5-gallons
    • These are stackable,  16 will fit under a queen-sized bed (56 gallons total)
    • They stack/interlock for easy storage as well, yet you can easily grab one and go.
    • Add ½ teaspoon of Water Preserver to store for five years, change water every five years

These are a great way to store water long term because you fill and forget them for five years before needing to rotate the water. We need water:
We need water to survive by Food Storage Moms.

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7 thoughts on “How To Store Water Long Term Under A Bed For Survival

  • March 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm
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    Very cool idea! I’ve never seen the water bricks before; thanks!!! Just curious… Are you on a first floor? Awesome idea for a house, but I’m just concerned about the weight being in an apartment. ~450 pounds of water + ~300 pounds for a queen bed seems a lot of weight for that square footage (not quite 34 sq. ‘). Not mention when we go to bed, we’re adding a few hundred more. IDK…

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    • March 9, 2014 at 9:31 am
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      Deanna, you make me laugh….I did not think of the weight of the humans/pets that sleep on the bed and water weight. I live in a very small house that is one level. No basement. Your comment reminds me of the old waterbeds (weight of them)…not sure they still sell them anymore. I remember friends who had to be careful with the weight of them when they rented an apartment…If you are concerned line them up behind your couch or make a table with them….at least you would have water when you need it. Thanks for commenting! I am going to go in and add that idea of weight to the post. Thank you, Linda

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      • March 9, 2014 at 11:33 am
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        Oh, behind the couch is a great idea, Linda! Lined up against a wall, they would have a much better support structure around them for us apt. dwellers. Since they are “blocky”, I could then use a few finished boards and create a shallow “sofa table” area like I saw on Pinterest.

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        • March 9, 2014 at 11:40 am
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          Deanna, I am so glad you mentioned about the weight. I added it to my post. Wow, the “sofa table” would be awesome!! Thank you!!! Linda

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  • March 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm
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    We really need to step up our water storage game around my house. We’ve been doing it with cases of 1 gallon bottles but they’ve been becoming a hassle. I’ll have to work on the wife to let me get a few of these! Thanks.

    -Mike

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    • March 9, 2014 at 9:22 am
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      Hi Mike, I know we all have to step up our game with water storage! I have a really small house so I purchased these and I love them. Plus they are easy to pull out from under the bed when needed. Thanks for commenting…I love your website by the way! Linda

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