February 25, 2012
End of Days Dept.: waterBob — Emergency Bathtub Drinking Water Reservoir
From The Green Head:
"When a natural disaster or other emergency strikes, be prepared to have plenty of fresh drinking water on hand with the new waterBob Emergency Drinking Water Storage system."
"Rather than temporarily filling up an open bathtub with water that could easily get contaminated or leak down the drain, just lay this innovative heavy-duty food grade FDA-approved plastic bladder out in any standard bathtub, attach the fill sock to the faucet, and fill to capacity."
"In about 20 minutes you'll have 100 gallons of clean, safe water for drinking, cooking, washing and flushing that stays fresh for up to 4 weeks."
"It includes a handy siphon pump for easily dispensing water into jugs, pitchers or pans."
"It's definitely a great peace-of-mind solution to have on hand, especially in areas prone to hurricanes, and a cheaper alternative to last-minute panic runs to buy expensive bottled water."
$30.99 (water — and bathtub — not included).
Watch the video, that oughta convince you one way or another.
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I've been thinking about one of these since Hurricane Irene smashed into my life last year.
Have your minions find out, too, about a positive pressure sump pump. All my Googling doesn't bring me any closer to finding info on this.
Ah, the difference between too much water and not enough is a crucial one.
Posted by: Becs | Feb 26, 2012 9:40:35 AM
I wrote to my friend and fellow organizer, Margaret Lukens, and asked for her take on this. Margaret is an expert in disaster preparation; she writes a blog called Preparation Nation. http://www.preparation-nation.org/
Here were her thoughts, shared with her permission: "A similar product is sold by the Red Cross. These are really helpful in hurricane areas, where you have 24 hours warning that your water supply may be compromised, but much less useful for earthquakes, which occur without warning. Also, they can't be reused, so if you fill it and the storm passes you by, you have to replace it. If I lived on the Gulf Coast I'd probably want to own one of these."
Posted by: Jeri Dansky | Feb 25, 2012 7:22:18 PM
Checked their website and one problem with this is that it is meant for single use only. The way to empty it, they say, is to cut it open with a knife.
Cancelled my order.
Posted by: Paul Biba | Feb 25, 2012 5:29:16 PM
100 gallons weighs over 800 lbs. How do you empty this thing if not used?
Posted by: neil | Feb 25, 2012 3:18:43 PM
Wow, gonna have to buy that.
Anyone else come from G+?
Posted by: Brendan | Feb 25, 2012 2:55:52 PM
likeeOne good idea, assuming that one has enough time & water pressure to fill it. Major earthquakes are likely to disrupt water delivery. In any event I'd add iodine or a chloride to the reservoir to play it safe if filling the bag introduces bacteria or Giardia to the water.
Posted by: Nikita Mirzani | Feb 25, 2012 12:54:03 PM
One good idea, assuming that one has enough time & water pressure to fill it. Major earthquakes are likely to disrupt water delivery. In any event I'd add iodine or a chloride to the reservoir to play it safe if filling the bag introduces bacteria or Giardia to the water.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Feb 25, 2012 12:04:03 PM
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