Water is an essential element to survival in the event of a disaster or emergency. After disaster strikes, clean drinking water may not be available. Your water may be compromised due to contamination, or your regular water source may be cut off. There are a number of ways to prepare and store water if this happens.
A minimum of one gallon of water per person for three days is the rule of thumb. However, take into consideration children and sick people, as individual needs may vary. If you decide to prepare your own containers of waters, there are steps to follow. Thoroughly clean the containers with dishwashing soap and water and rinse completely. Two-liter plastic soft drink bottles work well. Sanitize the bottles by adding by adding a solution of liquid household bleach to one quart of water. After sanitizing the bottle, rinse out the sanitizing solution with clean water. And if your water comes from source that is not treated with chlorine or a well, let the liquid household bleach stand in the water for 30 minutes. Tightly close the container with a cap and be sure not to contaminate the cap by touching its inside you’re your finger. Don’t use glass containers, as they break.
Another option is to stock up on bottled water. Keep it in its original container and do not open it until you need to use it. Make sure you know the expiration date of your bottled water. Also, store it in a dark, cool place. While storing bottled water for a disaster is convenient, it does come with some disadvantages. It may contain contaminants. The Environmental Working Group reported that contaminants exceeding levels allowed in tap water were found in bottled water. Out of 10 popular brands, four had bacterial contamination, and the others contained 38 different contaminants. And tests done by the National Research Defense Council showed that 25 percent of bottled water samples contained contaminants. Tests done by certified labs have shown that Fit Bottle eliminates up to 99 percent of waterborne pathogens, chemicals, viruses and bacteria.
But if you’d like to eliminate the time-consuming process of preparing and purifying your stored water for an emergency and get exceptionally clean water that tastes good, turn to Fit Bottle. Its innovative filter and Activ-Flo technology does all the work for you. This technology was originally developed by NASA. Its Active-Flo surface is comprised of tiny pores using nano-technology. Nano alumina emit positive charges and attract the negative charged contaminants of viruses, bacteria and protozoa. With Fit Bottle, you get clean water in the event of disaster without the hassle of cleaning bottles yourself and without the hassle of contaminants in bottled water.