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Offline Bill Quick

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Urban Food and Water Storage
« on: October 11, 2012, 11:09:29 AM »
One of the biggest problems city preppers who live in apartments and condos have is finding storage space for a significant amount of preps.

I'd be interested in hearing from my fellow urbanites as to their strategies for overcoming this problem.
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Re: Urban Food and Water Storage
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 11:55:50 AM »
One of the biggest problems city preppers who live in apartments and condos have is finding storage space for a significant amount of preps.

I'd be interested in hearing from my fellow urbanites as to their strategies for overcoming this problem.

You can fit several dozen 5-gallon buckets underneath a queen-size bed with a little work.


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Re: Urban Food and Water Storage
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 12:14:56 PM »
You can fit several dozen 5-gallon buckets underneath a queen-size bed with a little work.

I like that idea...lay some plywood on top, put the mattress on top of that, with some skirting to hide the buckets, and viola!
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Re: Urban Food and Water Storage
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 06:31:15 PM »
Another water possibility is to store as much as you can, but if that isn't a lot, try to keep a water purifier filter around, like a Berkey or any of the others that filter down to the viral level.  That way, even if you don't have heat to boil water, you can find dirty water and render it potable.

Another strategy:  keep a foldup water container, something on the order of a water bed, maybe smaller, that you can fill in the event of an emergency, when it doesn't matter so much that you have a two hundred gallon water bladder taking up most of the floor in your living room.
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Re: Urban Food and Water Storage
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 06:59:29 PM »
Do calorie calculations:  How many calories in, say, a five gallon bucket of mixed rice and beans, versus anything else you could store in a five gallon bucket?  Go for the most calories per volume.  You can always store a whole bunch of multi-vitamins to keep you in reasonable health if your stored preps don't quite cut the mustard, nutrient-wise.
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Re: Urban Food and Water Storage
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 04:17:06 AM »
Maybe keep a lot of those meal replacement shakes.  They have high calories, keep a long time & can be stashed in all sorts of tight areas (joke not intentional).
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Re: Urban Food and Water Storage
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 08:45:37 AM »
I have a couple of those waterBOB bladders that you place in tubs.  They are great if you have a little advanced warning and time to fill them.

Beyond that I also have a nice Katadyn filter.

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Re: Urban Food and Water Storage
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 11:08:46 AM »
CarolinaJoe, I think that's an excellent strategy - and thanks for reminding me about those bathtub water bobs.
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Re: Urban Food and Water Storage
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 12:18:14 PM »
Bill, if you have a way of predicting quakes...
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