I was looking for simple and inexpensive ways to prepare for emergencies. I was reading about how much water was needed for both drinking and sanitation purposes. I couldn’t decide how the best way to put back water would be; we have a well for water and I really don’t care for bottled water.
I decided to start putting back our own water. With making my own cleaners, along with other uses, we go through a good amount of vinegar. I began buying them by the plastic gallon with screw-top lids from Dollar General. After I’d empty one, I would refill it with water and label it for non-drinking purposes.
For drinking water, I use my empty canning jars for storage. I have some put back by simply closing it with regular lids, but this isn’t a great longer storage method because I’d rather they be sealed. I can either buy plastic freezer lids to avoid this problem or can the water with normal flats to seal the water. I’m leaning towards canning it. Then when I need the jars for canning foods, I can rotate the older ones and use the water in them for the canning process or watering plants.
Setting our own water back seems to be a good way of doing this. I don’t have enough set back yet for the family, but maybe I can build on this method to have enough.