The Easiest 100 Gallons of Emergency Water Storage

Emergency Water Storage

In the movie of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, right after the nuclear explosion (or whatever it was) Viggo Mortenson runs to the bath tub and fills it up. He knows that the public water system will be down soon and an extra bathtub full of water is incredibly important. That’s a great idea and something I plan on doing in any emergency situation with enough prior warning. The WaterBOB is a great way to do just that, but more sanitary.

The WaterBOB

Emergency Water StorageThe WaterBOB is simple enough. It is a heavy duty plastic water storage container that you place in your bathtub and fill up. The bathtub itself supports the bag. The bag has a tube that you place over the faucet for filling.

  • Holds up to 100 Gallons
  • FDA Food Grade 10 mil plastic bag
  • Siphon Pump for Dispensing.


Some people might think this is a waste of money when you could just fill your bathtub up with water without the bladder. That’s a good point, and what I would do if I had to, but there are a couple of things you might want to consider about the WaterBOB

1. Cleanliness – sure you clean your bathtub, but you still bathe your dirty self in it everyday. I’d rather have my drinking water in a food grade container.

2. Longevity - Hopefully this 100 of so gallons of water will be enough to last you for a few weeks at least (depending on the number of people). Water left standing in your bathtub for several weeks, possibly without having had a chance to clean the tub before hand, is going to get dirty and moldy pretty quick.

3. Every Drop – Even if your tub is cleaner than a surgeons table it still has a drain. Even if you have a heavy duty drain you are going to lose some, and that is unacceptable in a survival situation. The WaterBOB isn’t going to lose a drop.

4. The End – What happens when you get to the very end of the supply? I would rather have my last gallon or two in a plastic container I can pickup, move, or drain instead of a 1/2 inch of three week old water in the bottom of my bathtub.

5. Cheaper – You’re first reaction may be that $40 is too much for a WaterBOB, but if you look at that price of 55 gallon barrels that are food grade, you will likely pay $50+ for those, plus buy lids, and still only get roughly half the storage capacity. Update: has the WaterBob for only $20.


It sounds like an infomercial, but you get to see the thing work better than pictures.

What Do You Think?

I really can’t think of an easier way to quickly gather and store 100 gallons of clean water in an emergency. Would you use this system or stick with more traditional methods?

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Dustin March 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Great call on the CTD website – I've had the waterbob on my Amazon wish list for a while now – $20 is hard to beat. Just ordered it from CTD.


Lucas_SurvCache March 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm


Glad I could help. CTD usually comes through.


Survivalspot March 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Good post, I mentioned this product awhile back and it is far and wide the easiest way to quickly store water. The toilet bowl works sure but it seems a lot cleaner in the Water Bob.


Lucas_SurvCache March 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm


Haha yea the toilet bowl is one I wouldn't be going for unless I was extremely desperate. I have heard though that the water in the toilet tank is relatively clean, but I would still be boiling it.


yatahey July 3, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Nothing wrong with toilet reservoir water (tank above the bowl) I won't drink from the toilet bowl either. However, if one uses any toilet reservoir additive like blue bowl cleaner or any other chemical that is hung or disperesed in the reservoir, forget that water. But, there is about 20 gallons of potable water in the water heater. Since there may not be any elctricity to heat it or water pressure to push it to a fauchet, and if you turn off the hot and cold lines so that the water doesn't siphon back out, in-its-self it's a stored emergency water container.


Lucas_SurvCache March 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Survival Spot,

Thanks. I agree it seems to be the best bet, I really don't want to drink out of the toilet at all if I can help it.


Suburban Survivalist March 26, 2010 at 1:55 am

Received mine today and it's now in the linen closet next to one of the bathrooms.

For those w/o a bathtub, you might consider, in an emergency situation, taking to large plastic storage containers, cutting the ends off one side of them, and duct taping them together to form something like a large tub. Then use the Water Bob in that.


Lucas_SurvCache March 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm


That's a good idea. I've been looking for some type of system like that because my house doesn't have any real bathtubs.

I thought of making a wood frame but your idea seems much easier.

One thing I'll have to remember, have to put it exactly where I want it before filling, it will weigh about 800 pounds when full and won't be going anywhere


cayenne_andy May 1, 2010 at 11:49 pm

I went directly to the waterbob website, & the shipping was $3 cheaper for me. $7.95 @ CTD & $4.95 @ their site!


cayenne_andy May 1, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Oh, $3 cheaper AND the price was still the same


Lucas_SurvCache May 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm


Thanks for the heads up. I really never considered for a second that buying directly from the company would be cheaper because most gear sites are usually cheaper.

Thanks for the share, I will have to update the article to reflect the best price.

Were you simply shipping to the continental U.S.?


pcw May 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

New to forum. I'm no expert, but of the two, I prefer 9mm for survival. 1-Easier for the women and adolescents to shoot, 2-Greater availabilty of ammunition 3-Can shoot 9mm, 38Sp and 357 in Ruger Blackhawk with the 9mm cylinder, 4-For reloading (if you have primers) it needs less lead to cast bullets and less powder per cartridge.

All told, I really prefer 357 mag (revolvers and lever actions) for survival.


Lucas_SurvCache March 29, 2010 at 11:46 pm


I guess that's really going to come down to your discretion.

For example, I would fill it before any foreseeable local emergency like a tornado or hurricane. You can see that coming and well have plenty of time.

If it is something more immediate and unexpected then honestly filling that thing might be my VERY FIRST move. Water is the number one thing you're going to need.

I am think (and hope) there is a pretty good chance if something happens and you immediately begin filling you will get a good amount of water. Most people will still be sitting around in shock, or trying to run to the grocery for milk and bread.


gate keeper November 11, 2010 at 5:13 am

The water BOB is a great idea. In north Arkansas we have been getting ice storms that shut off the power,sewage etc., for up to a week at a time depending on how rural you are.Your water heater, whether electric or gas is a clean supply of water ( 30-40 gallons) just remember to disconnect the power until it is full of water again as it wil burn out the elements.


Donna October 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

Usually with a hurricane you have plenty of notice – and this should not be your only method of water storage either. I have "water-blocks" for long-term (5 year) water storage, 8.5 oz USCG approved water boxes (just the right amount for individual servings of Mountain House meals), and 8 oz. bottled water for short-term (1-3 month storage). I'm going to get the Water-Bob to add to my water preparedness capabilities.


Seawolf1090 May 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Add vinegar to the list – VERY useful stuff!
Cooking, cleaning, makes your reloading brass shiny.

Sugar. Wheat, oats, other grains in their whole form. They store a LOT longer than processed foods.

Feminie products make great bandages…….

Basic hand tools. After TSHTF, the Handyman will be in great demand!


aj52 June 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Definitely going to get one. I think I'll put together the material to support the sides so it could be placed under a downspout for water collection and come up with some kind of cover.


Lucas_SurvCache June 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm


Just be sure you make the container strong enough to support the system. It's going to be extremely heavy when completely full.

I like you collection idea. I might want to find some way to do at least an initial filter before putting it in from the downspout. Debris in the closed container will make bacteria quickly


aj52 June 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Thinking of something like a water bed frame with a bottom to prevent puncture. Would go to the downspout after using it as intended and it is empty. I am thinking a nylon mesh similar to a pot and pan scrubber to filter debris. After that, through my Berkey for contaminant removal.


Lucas_SurvCache June 27, 2010 at 6:43 am

very cool,

If you do the project be sure to send me some pictures I'd love to see how it turns out.

I've got a Berkey Sport Bottle coming sometime this week. (My first test with a berkey product) and I'm pretty excited about that.


aj52 June 27, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Since last post I did the buy 4 get 1 free Water Bob deal at their website. 1 for tub and 2 for downspouts on back of house. 1 for parents and 1 for in-laws. Takes a little pressure off knowing they have safe water. Regarding the Berkey products. I went with the Berkey Light. They are currently running a deal where you get 2 Sport Bottles free. These are going in GHBs for my wife and myself. Will be using Camel Bak clones so the bottles add a bit of extra protection if water foraging is necessary. I was impressed that Berkey actually showed the lab results. Many products brag about independent lab tests but somehow forget to show the results. Let the buyer beware!

yatahey July 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Putting a small amount of bleach in your water filled containers will keep water "fresh' for a very only time and isn't enough to cause any adverse effects on the drinker (s).…

4 drops bleach per quart or liter container of water
8 drops bleach per 2-quart, 2-liter, or ½ gallon container of water
16 drops bleach, or 1/4 teaspoon, per gallon or 4-liter container of water

When treating larger quantities of water, use the following table to convert drops to standard measuring units.

8 drops = 1/8 teaspoon
16 drops = 1/4 teaspoon
32 drops = ½ teaspoon
64 drops = 1 teaspoon
192 drops = 1 Tablespoon
384 drops = 1/8 cup which is equal to 2 Tablespoons



aj52 July 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I am finding varying and conflicting info on the length of shelf life of household bleach . I am not going to give the formula,considering the potential consequences, of using pool chlorine powder as a water treatment. It makes a very powerful concentrate that would be further diluted as needed. Anyone interested could Google this themselves.


Lucas_SurvCache July 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm


Thanks for the info. I'm glad it's from a university site.


pool chlorine powder: Yikes! I don't think I would want to try that. It just seems too easy to mess up.


freind July 7, 2010 at 6:15 am

my understanding is 6 months shelf life on bleach


aj52 July 29, 2010 at 1:05 am

Thanks. That is the most common shelf life I am finding ,so I'll plan around that.


RudeBoy_UrbSurv August 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Say a weather event that could compromise water service is predicted but there isnt an interruption,how do you plan on draining the Water BOB if its not in your tub? You have to slash it to drain it completely nor is there a way to remove all the water by siphoning which leads to creepy-crawlies. Those of you that are considering using this for water storage(other than emergency) or that dont have tubs might want to think about it. Also it isnt really built for long term or outdoor use IMHO. Im not even sure it could support its own weight without bursting if it wasnt in a tub or other very sturdy construction. I think youre definitely better of with drums for any long term storage or outside collection and the BOB for emergency use only.


Ray August 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Why not always keep it (partially) full in a bathtub/bathroom that gets little use anyway? Rotate the water every now and then by using 'older' water to water your survival garden.


RudeBoy_UrbSurv August 6, 2010 at 11:26 am

There is no way to thoroughly flush out the BOB, its the nature of its design. Its quite likely that you would end up with mold or bacteria growth. You could use it for pre-treated water storage or collecting although it isnt really built for long term use. It was designed as a single use product. I think that it is a really useful method of emergency storage but wouldnt quite live up to rigorous or extended use. I recommend finding it for as a low a price as possible for this reason. For long term drinking water storage I would recommend food grade plastic 55 gallon barrels. For wash water or water for gardening any plastic drum/barrell will do. These are built for long term use and will last forever.


Hoboman4523 September 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I am writing this down and putting it in my apocalypse box.


Kevinthenurse September 28, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I'm waiting for mine to come in. As far as the pros/cons I've been reading… I think the water bob falls along the lines of the handgun. I'd rather have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!


MadManDan October 13, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I'm going to stay away from the Water BOB personally. I don't know about where you live, but here I can get 24ct 1/2L (3.17 gallons) bottles of distilled water for $4.99. This means that for the same price I can get more than 25 gallons of water. I realize that it's 1/4 of the water, but I don't have to worry about getting home to turn water faucets on, I don't have to worry about whether the water is safe of not, and I don't need to worry about how to transport a giant IV bag around.

Same thing with the 55 gal drum, for the same price I get the storage container, and the water, with no prep needed.


Wayne October 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I know this is kind of off subject, but another way to have fast drinkable water is simply take it out of your hot water heater. Most homes have between 30 and 55 gallon tanks, you would want to close off the valave at the top to keep new water from coming in if you believe the public water to be contaminated, but for all intensive purposes. A hot water heater has drinkable water in it, a lot of people overlook this water source. Also I would like to appologize if there is a pst somewhere else regarding this, I haven't had a chance to view all links as of yet.


PreparedCity December 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

One thing to keep in mind – the EPA did a study on emergency water storage in bathtubs not too long ago, and actually recommended against it (this was DIRECTLY storing water in the tub, NOT in the WaterBob).
The EPA found that many tubs constructed earlier than the 80's had siginificant percentages of lead construction, and therefore made extended drinking water storage in them unsafe.


PreparedCity December 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

One thing to keep in mind – the EPA did a study on emergency water storage in bathtubs not too long ago, and actually recommended against it (this was DIRECTLY storing water in the tub, NOT in the WaterBob).
The EPA found that many tubs constructed earlier than the 80's had siginificant percentages of lead construction, and therefore made extended drinking water storage in them unsafe.


survival kid March 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm

4 weeks! thats crap. i mean do you now exactly when a disaster might hit. it would be gross water by the time a disaster really hit. what if i want to take a shower or bath. nope theres my water bob. the water bob is absolutely a piece of crap!


Random April 8, 2011 at 4:58 pm

You're obviously a moron who doesn't read the whole page before commenting.
The waterBOB is meant to be filled after you are notified (or believe) that an emergency situation is going to happen. You don't just buy it, plop it into your tub, and fill it up as soon as you've got it unwrapped.


survivalkid May 15, 2011 at 5:15 am

So what you're saying is I should spend $30 or so on this water bob when I have more than one gallon per person per day in my food storage.


Feet on Ground May 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

No, he's saying you should wind your neck in and stop being so confrontational. Pup.

Or to put it another way:

So what *you're* saying that that you would turn down an EXTRA 100 gallons of drinking water for the sake of $30?


person July 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

I have to say all things considerd for the price and the storage amount the water bob is pretty sweet. But I can also see that with that much water in your food storage you might not need the water bob.

Old Scout January 29, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I agree with the other replies on this but I would add one comment if I could. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TO MUCH WATER!!!!! especially if your food stodage consists of freeze dried foods.


Donna October 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

AMEN!!! And don't forget, the toilet needs to be flushed – you can absolutely never have too much water.


BriHawai September 14, 2012 at 3:51 am

What a shallow life you must lead.


bob March 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

okay for those who can afford it. ..4 condoms unlubricate one inside the other held under the tap in a bathtub will fill with a few gallons of water . the biggest we were able to get held about 130 gallons
of water and we used clothes pins carefully to close it and hold it . ..yeah it sounds yucky but it works . you have to be gentle with it. trojans to the rescue


Valannin November 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Yeah, you didn't fill a condom with 130 gallons of water. It's a physical impossibility.


GTO May 5, 2011 at 6:35 am

Aquariums. Raise food and lots of drinkable water


Benjamin June 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

The water heater in your home is a great source of water. Tap on the bottom. Just wait for it to cool and as long as the public drinkwater supply isn't contaminated you have many many gallons of fresh drinking water. And you can hook up a hose to the tap. Full of posibilities.


beenthere4real September 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Long term water storage is a good idea in a bug in situation, but in a bug out situation you need a more portable source of water! AS we all agree that water is a #1 priorty I think we need to remember that in the real long term a water purification plan is a better idea than large amounts of stored water. The bleach system is ok, but purification tablets, water filters or purifiers are preferable to bleach! Also a supply of colodial silver is a good idea too, also I keep a supply of iodine on hand.

I do recomend at least 25gls of stored water for imediate use and if you have to bug out you can carry it with you.


Devin k November 18, 2011 at 2:29 am

you can drain water heater into a bucket it should hold about 35-50 gallons of clean pre boiled water….


SurvingJerry November 18, 2011 at 3:34 am

I think you have a misconception about the capabilities of your water heater.
A household water heater does not heat water to the boiling point, nor would you want it to. If it did, then you would have near-boiling water coming straight out of your hot water tap, which could be very dangerous.
It would also be needlessly expensive and energy inefficient. Especially as it would have to boil the full contents of your water heater and keep all of it at that temperature 24 hours a day.


Old Scout January 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I think this is an excellent water sorce for bug in situations. The part of the move that was mentioned is something that the Australian goverment tells the people in the out back to do in the case of brush fires, which I'm taking it is common in that area. As for me, for 20 bucks, I'll buy two. One for my house and one for my BOB if the wieght isn't to much. In the back contry I can dig a hole, put in the bag, and then pack water from a far source. Run the, unknown, water through a gravity filter and into the Water BOB and you now have 100 gals. of water at your bug out site.


survivalcyclist February 17, 2012 at 2:51 am

I bought two of these when they had them on sale (last year). I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, so we used one tub and set up the BOB in the other as a test. Took a while to fill, and the size/shape of our tub actually prevented us from filling the BOB all the way up to the 100 gallon limit, but it worked exactly as they show in the video. Ten days later, we had no funny taste or color changes in the water (even though we used the BOB multiple times a day for all our water needs). I am confident this item will work for me if I ever need to use it 'for real'.

I bought another pair of them while the sale was still going on, and sent the one we had left over from the first purchase to a friend who also preps and lives in an apartment.

Like any other piece of gear, you can choose to buy it or not, but for me, the option to store an additional 90/180 gallons of water in my apartment (on top of any bottled water, or water in my water heater) for twenty bucks was a no-brainer.

Good idea. Good gear. Good price.


Zoe February 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm

This looks like an amazing idea and I ma very interested. However I do have questions. Are they reusable? Do I need to worry about mold if I do reuse it? I live in tornado alley and have recently had more than a few scares and even a situation where this would have been a huge asset. I Just don't want to have to buy 20 of these. What would be my best option?


Richard March 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Water storage solved:

Use water beds, they hold hundreds of gallons, which could be use to flush tollets or boil to drink.

Keep new water beds and fill them when things look bad, after all you can sleep on them as well.

Also, sleeping on a water bed on a hot night would be a PLUS!!!


Katie April 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Even if I don't use it for the end of the world, I live in FL where hurricanes are just a routine every summer. This is a great idea for those who decide to stay during lower category hurricanes. You never know when the water will be turned back on, and even then if it's clean. This is a great back-up to fill before the hurricane hits, that way if you run out of bottled water you still have this. I think I might buy this.


Woody Coco Martin August 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm

This might come in handy for keeping a store of emergency water. Now, all I'd need would be some storage units in fort lauderdale to keep my stash in.


Darren E Garza September 13, 2012 at 3:15 am

And I thought it's called WonderBob! This is a great innovation for emergency water storage. Very helpful as well to our plumbing needs. This can help those plumbing services perth, and of course tub needs. Hope it sells well in the market.


Shirley Lee September 26, 2012 at 1:24 am

This is a very practical idea specially when you're running out of water. Just make sure you're plumbers in Perth have secured your bath tub pipes well so it wouldn't leak.


jeri October 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I think this is a good idea even to just add to existing water storage. I mean I would want to have a good storage of bottle or jugs of water somewhere but in the event something did happen and one were home it would be an awesome idea to throw this in the tub and fill it up for backup water as a last resort. This could be used for last resort drinking but could be used definitely for bathing and other purposes on top of what's already stored.


RyanDonovan89 October 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

If not careful, no matter how good these water systems, it still has the possibility of breaking. I've seen the work of the water damage at san diego, and they're s


RyanDonovan89 November 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Storing water like this, usually creates mold. I've seen several mold removal in milwaukee, which started in just bath tubs and other water storage.


@ConwayBob November 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

The 100 gallon capacity is misleading. The bag might sustain 100 gallons, but would be blown up like a balloon fit to bust. Plus, a regular bathtub like what they show getting filled up doesn't hold 100 gallons, only around 45-50. Don't get suckered by false claims. The bag can only reasonably hold 45-50 gallons and still be serviceable.


Samantha Mayweather November 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm

For those of us who can't think of buying a water bob, I guess it's just important to maintain drain cleaning for the sake of hygiene. I understand the others who think that this is useless, seriously, you'll just never know. Save the tub for cleaning yourself and get used soda gallons and put the water there.


lalalala December 8, 2012 at 4:53 am

Great for a zombie apocalypse


anthony barbuto December 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

I am on Social Security and that is just getting me by. I was in the survival business for 13 years so have a few items around the apartment from my work days. I collected some knives and such.
Staying on topic re the water bag…..nice if you have the space and $40…..I keep any water bottles that people buy ( my wife and son) and clean them and dry them and keep them in a pantry closet. I also had a cat and kept several gallon jugs for cat litter. These have been washed out and hold a gallon of water each, have a large screw on cap and are sturdy for re use.. All told I have about 30 gallon storage capacity…I fill them up when ever we have a storm warning ( I did it for Sandy)….or the news is really bad ( Iran)….as well as filling up the shower stall in our apartment…its not 100 gallons as its only a stall 6" high. I also have 4 military canteens that I fill when there is a storm, trouble on the news, etc.. In our bug out scenario, I will have two canteens, my wife and son ea have one. We will try to carry out a gallon of water each, in our hands as our Bug out bag will have our essentials…if some one fights us for the water they can have it…as we have bottles and canteens in our packs. I will put as much food and water in the truck and see what happens….Living in NY I can't get a hand gun very easily but I have my twelve gauge Mossberg and an old Springfield 1903a3 30.06……


ejh666 December 26, 2012 at 9:59 am

for you guys that store water…is it not a good idea to have this in addition? for me, i have 2 tubs, in that instance in a pinch you could have another 200 gallons in addition to what is stored. sounds pretty sweet to me.


AbbyPlew January 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Wow, even plumbers kwinana was really amazed about the idea of storing water into tub. Now I can really say that creativity works best at the toughest times.


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Joshua Dalla March 4, 2013 at 1:52 am

Nice! This is a really good post on water storage. Thanks to you, I have already ordered it. Waiting for it to come. Thank you for sharing. Great Post!


Doug Ramsey March 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

You might also want to put up a sign not to use the tub. There's that odd chance that someone will just jump into the tub without looking, bursting that bag and wasting all that water in the process.


Sebastian Hardy March 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Not bad in a pinch, but wouldn't it have been better if the container could support itself? I mean, that way, you could have an emergency cache of water and still be able to take a bath.


Crawford April 12, 2013 at 12:52 am

I have tried storing water like this when I know there will be no water supply. This is actually a great idea……..


Carter Powell May 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I just have to ask how safe is that plastic container? It may be heavy duty, but if it leaks chemicals into the water, then it's just as bad as not having a water supply to begin with.


woodsghost May 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

It seems nobody has listed a huge advantage of such a system.

If you water is in a bag, it will not evaporate away!


Drinking Distilled Water June 21, 2013 at 1:49 am

Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your

further write ups thanks once again.


mike July 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Geez just buy a barrel. Why waste a perfectly good bathtub (where are you going to bathe during this crisis? Cleanliness is important too). Food grade barrels are $20 if you shop around. Fill it up with filtered water and forget about it.

Or buy a waterbed!


Bath Resurfacing July 26, 2013 at 3:47 am

This is really interesting and fantastic to read and i must appreciate you for sharing this post with all of us.


cruxx August 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

in an emergency does the waterbob need the side support of a tub? i wouldn't mind having a couple on my flat hard tile floor for a while if i knew the water was going to be turned off … not long term


Matthew September 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

This type of water storage is good as part of emergency disaster preparation making sure that there will be no drinking water scarcity but I'm just curios about the lifespan of the water and the plastic, I'm afraid that there might be a black molds that will be form on the water since it will be place in a bathtub I've been planning to purchase one Perth plumbing services.


Terry October 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

You can't beat a water bed… $50 from Walmart and holds 500 gallons of water. Note that this water will be best used for sanitation. More people died from disease and sanitation problems in places where shtf than other causes including starvation.


Terry October 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Also you can collect rainwater is a childs pool and you can do it in a stealth manner if you insert a funnel attached to a garden hose INSIDE a gutter downspout.


david booth October 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Good publish, I described this product some time back and it is far and wide the most convenient way to quickly store h2o. The bathroom dish works sure but it seems a lot better in the Water Bob.
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Lucas_SurvCache June 30, 2010 at 4:00 am


awesome I'm glad to hear you got the WaterBob's. Let me know how the frames for your downspout ones turn out, and how you decide to make them.

I usually hear nothing but good things about Berkey, and also AquaRain. I'm doing a bunch of research on water filtration and purification options right now for a future project.


mattethan August 24, 2011 at 9:10 am

Also even if the water goes out you should still have (depending on the size) around 40 gal. in your water heater that you can use to fill it.


Old Scout January 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm

For your downspout idea, why not just get an old bathtub. You can get one at a second hand store or in the paper for nrxt to nothing and you know it will support the water BOB. Just a thought. Scouts out


KimW March 13, 2012 at 4:48 am

But where are you storing that? Also during Katrina you couldn't buy water ANYWHERE for hundreds of miles. The shelves were cleaned out.


KimW March 13, 2012 at 4:49 am

Good suggestion – I live in an apartment :(


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