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    Survival Water Brick

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    Last edited by Sock; 01-02-2016, 09:14 PM.

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    I say no. I say get some barrels and hook them up to your down pipes. Keep water fresh. The more plastic shit you buy, the faster you hasten all our deaths.

    How to be a true survivalist: stop buying stuff. That'll teach you faster than anything.

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      Last edited by Sock; 01-02-2016, 09:14 PM.

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        #4
        I picked up some 10l stackable water containers last at the supermarket as they were on special. and found the neighbour had some in his garage from his last camping trip so grabbed them as well. so thats 100l of water stored if I have to bug out in a hurry.

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          #5
          I buried a 2000 gal tank and just have water delivered. It's $.08 a gal. I keep about 50gsl. in cans around. I can melt snow about 8 months out of the year. There's a pond, walking distance way....
          Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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            #6
            I made a window table out of water containers. Pretty much just the 24 packs, stacked 4 high and 8ft long. Put a serape over it and some finished wood on top. The packages hold together pretty good and only if you lift the cloth can you tell its all water. OPSEC and stuff, but a useful way to store 98 gallons of water incognito. And use the space for other things at the same time. I ma sure you could do the same with those stackers also.
            ~" If you suck ass long enough, pretty soon you start choking on shit."~

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              #7
              Originally posted by Sock View Post

              I agree, but not everyone can have rain barrels. Rain barrels are also pretty hard to carry around if you want or need to split with some supplies.

              Even so, these things not only can securely hold water, but food, dry goods, papers, etc.
              that's how they sell that crap to you. I remember seeing a vibrator being sold as a 'neck massager' in a magazine once. Sure. Let's just buy the shit plastic thing and find something to put in it that we could've put ANYWHERE else, but let's pretend that this hunk of chinese junk is what we absolutely required.

              Yes I am a cynic. But let's put it this way: If you're in a position where you have to carry that uncomfortable container of water with you, on your back; you're fucked anyway.

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                #8
                Re: the blocks. all reviews say vertical storage only due to leaky caps and thin walls. I looked at them before going with the indestructible modern 5 gal Jerry can instead.
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                    Originally posted by Absolutely! View Post
                    that's how they sell that crap to you. I remember seeing a vibrator being sold as a 'neck massager' in a magazine once. Sure. Let's just buy the shit plastic thing and find something to put in it that we could've put ANYWHERE else, but let's pretend that this hunk of chinese junk is what we absolutely required.

                    Yes I am a cynic. But let's put it this way: If you're in a position where you have to carry that uncomfortable container of water with you, on your back; you're fucked anyway.
                    Abby, never buy those things off the internet. Especially the Chinese ones. Lead paint, remember!
                    Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Sock View Post

                      Harry, would you provide a link to that, please. This is what I was asking for in the OP.
                      The leaky caps are from Amazon reviews. Seems to be hit or miss if yours will leak or not based on the gasket and/or threads, some had them stacked and the added pressure caused leaking from the cap. I stand corrected on the thin walls, there is a similar brick product that had the thinner walls. The official Waterbrick is the thicker plastic. If you need ones for dry storage too, it might be worth snagging some to try out. The consensus is that the spigot is junk, so draw method needs to be thought of due to the large opening.

                      http://www.amazon.com/WaterBrick-183...wViewpoints=0#

                      As of 2014 on the leaking issue has not been addressed in QC but there is a fix apparently

                      The seals leak and pop when tightening. Quality control was poor on my batch of 8. Out of 8... 7 leak. You would think the seal would be the number one function of quality control review. l. The threads are too small and when sealed if you give a gentle pull you can pop the lid open and water leaks everywhere. You are asking for water damage with that unreliability. Of course they work standing upright, but that is completely against the point.
                      I contacted the company immediately to report the problem and was met with voicemail and an email response. Now I have $150 in leaking water storage with an automated shrug and hand off to amazon to deal with.
                      UPDATE: I sent email to the company. The next morning, the owner of Waterbrick called me. He gave me a few tips on what could possibly be wrong. He indicated that sometimes there's a little flash on the opening where the cover gasket seal is made and that if I'd trim it I might have better results. He also said that if you apply a little olive oil to the gasket contact areas, that'll allow it to be tightened without bunching up. I had a look a the opening and did notice a little flash. Two minutes with a sharp X-acto knife smoothed it all out and there appears to be NO LEAK.
                      I was also assured that if the leak persisted that Waterbrick would replace my covers or my entire purchase if necessary to "make it right". This is a high-integrity company making good product in the United States
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                        I'd tell them you want 8 new cap.
                        Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by rover View Post
                          I'd tell them you want 8 new cap.
                          I believe the person did that and CS was good on it. I went with the good old thick GI Water Can as I plan to add a couple carriers to my TBD truck for outings. The bricks are great for static use IMHO, but I fully expect someone to burn my apt complex to the ground within 72 hours of GROUND ZERO
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                            #14
                            I buy the plastic yellow 5 gal cans that look like USGI Jerry cans. They seem really strong. And have a regular cap. The replacement caps are about $5 the whole can is about $17

                            As soon as I can switch over to the European cans I'm going to.
                            5 gal pales work really well also.
                            I've seen the fancy water cans and gas cans for 4 wheelers and snow mobiles for $40 or more.
                            ...It's just a container.
                            Bigger the Government, the smaller the Citizen.

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                              Originally posted by rover View Post
                              I buy the plastic yellow 5 gal cans that look like USGI Jerry cans. They seem really strong. And have a regular cap. The replacement caps are about $5 the whole can is about $17

                              As soon as I can switch over to the European cans I'm going to.
                              5 gal pales work really well also.
                              I've seen the fancy water cans and gas cans for 4 wheelers and snow mobiles for $40 or more.
                              ...It's just a container.
                              True enough, The USGI ones can be had direct from a plastic retailer for $20 a can and free shipping. On amazon they go for $50 and I dont know why.
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