Previous Pinner said: How to Clean, Prepare and Fill a Water Barrel Now that you have purchased your 30-gallon water barrels, do you know how to store water so that it will be clean and safe to drink? Do you just stick the hose into the barrel and fill? No, not a good idea. Here's a step-by-step method to prepare them that will ensure clean, potable water when and if you need it in an emergency.
5 Ways to Purify Water -Stocking your water reserves is one of the most important things you can do to get your family prepared for disaster. You’re going to need about a gallon of water per person per day. You can minimize the amount of water your body needs by reducing activity and staying cool, but you should never ration water. If you’re thirsty, drink! If the disaster lasts long enough, eventually, you’re going to run out of water. What will you do then?