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Old 01-19-2007, 08:31 AM
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We have a wonderful preparedness specialist in our area who has over the last year helped our neighborhood get extremely more prepared. There is a new company on California Avenue and about 4800 W.ish that has some great prices also. I found out some more info. and hope this helps anyone else looking. Thehir 55 gal. tanks are $39. Their 300 gallon tanks are $275. They had other smaller tanks along with syphons(Spelling) and faucet type attatchments for the tanks. We have purchased 2 different kinds and were happy with these.
We also purchased a generator. The 4000W ones were $269. I checked PepBoys like someone else mentioned and this company still beat them. They had a 8000W generator also.

Sorry for the rambling I just get excited when I find a good deal! We actually got the above cheaper because they do a great group rate. It is the Be Prepared Direct Showroom 1-801-972-5822

I asked them to email me a price list and specific specifications on their products and the brand.

I hope this helps
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:43 PM
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I watched a preparedness video and the guy suggested filling the two liter bottles with water and then tying two together with a rope. Then you can drape the rope over your neck and carry the bottles on each side. It would work with the gallon containers too.

I've also found large hip packs from REI that I think will fit the 16 oz water bottles. I can wear a back pack plus the hip pack.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:40 PM
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Default Help w/ siphon pump on 55 gal

I just bought a 55 gallon storage barrel and a siphon pump but after finally getting off the white cap that came with the barrel, I don't think the siphon pump fits. It seems too small. Does anybody have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Please help.

I'm excited to finally have some water to use for cleaning etc. in storage.

Becky in N. Ogden
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:32 PM
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Industrial Container & Supply has a new warehouse. Here is their site. hth
www.industrialcontainer.com
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:38 AM
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Default Gallon Jugs

Be cautious if you are storing water in the gallon (milk) jugs. I did this for awhile when we were too poor to buy containers. The jugs leaked after a short time. They definately are not meant for long term storage.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by beckbell
I just bought a 55 gallon storage barrel and a siphon pump but after finally getting off the white cap that came with the barrel, I don't think the siphon pump fits. It seems too small. Does anybody have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Please help.

I'm excited to finally have some water to use for cleaning etc. in storage.

Becky in N. Ogden
I thought the same thing. We just emptied two of our barrels last weekend. Moved them to a different spot. The pump still worked great, but it didn't fit the tightest. I just store the pump near the barrels, and keep the original cap on the barrel.
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:16 AM
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You are not going to believe this! Please laugh with me, I went back to the store where I bought the water barrel and told the manager in charge of that department that the pump didn't fit, he just about died! He said, 'Then I've been selling a lot of pumps that are the wrong size.' Then he thought about it some more and said, 'Actually, I think you've put it in the wrong hole. They are two different sizes.' So we put a pump like the one I bought into the other hole and it fit perfectly. Lesson learned, even though the holes may look the same size, try both of them before going back to the store in a panic. LOL!
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:25 AM
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I'll have to try that next time. I must of picked the wrong hole both times. LOL! First time I have ever used the pump.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:27 PM
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One thing that we are doing with those large containers is putting them on dolly's before filling them with water. They have been on sale at Freight Harbor for cheap. Thanks Wipersnaz for sharing that 72 hour kit idea.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:31 PM
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This is a great time to Rotate your water supply and freshen up those holding tanks and barrels.

Start drinking and replacing the 20 oz. water bottles you have in storage.
This is the perfect time to find deals on water - Jan thru March is Exercise & Diet months and the Stores have great sales and Manufacturer's usually have coupons.

Doctors tell patients to drink more fluids during the Winter months to prevent dehydration and illnesses. Drink Up!!!
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