November 10, 2020 at 5:11 pm #30458This is my nameParticipant
I almost always have a water bottle in my car so I have easy access to something to drink while I am driving. But how do you store EXTRA water in your car for road trips or emergencies? I tried storing some gallon jugs of water from the store in my “stow and go” area in my van, but they shrunk due to heat and cold and sprung leaks. So they are a no go. Is there a container similarly sized that is stronger and won’t spring a leak but is relatively inexpensive?
November 10, 2020 at 9:58 pm #30486annaravenParticipant
I buy Coast Guard approved waters that’ll last 5 years in the car. It’s more expensive but it’s a good investment. I usually buy them in tetrapaks from https://www.firesupplydepot.com/emergency-drinking-water.html
Just make sure they’re protected from physically being squished or punctured.
November 11, 2020 at 1:22 am #30495DaisyKeymaster
I switch my vehicle water out a lot. I leave them in for about a month, then bring them inside to rotate in and replace with new.
I never bring it in until I have the new water – I don’t want to accidentally forget to replace.
November 11, 2020 at 3:12 pm #30523OldMt WomanParticipant
If you live in areas that freeze in winter, make sure the containers are not filled to the top…..as in purchased [cheap] plastic water bottles. I allow considerable space for the freeze/thaw in the bottles I have in the vehicle constantly. Some of these would taste nasty due to freeze/thaw/roast cycles but can be used for cooling [pouring over me] and filling radiator. Or…drinking if necessary.
But normally I bring drinking water bottles to the vehicles with me whenever I go out…bring back in with me til the next time. Routine. Little survives constant drastic shifts in temperature…..unless specifically packaged for that. Like the Coast Guard water, etc.
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November 11, 2020 at 3:23 pm #30526LittlesisterParticipant
I have a small cooler that I put water in that I froze. Keeping 2 that are not frozen for use in next day or two. I can keep that in car longer but still have to rotate out every so often. I am looking at those fridges that you can plug into car. That way I can keep water and food in there for trips also. With DH now I am looking at new ways to do things for him that I might need.
November 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm #30683Matt In OklahomaModerator
I carry a camelback in my pack in the truck. Then a water jug in the bed if I need extra.
The wife’s car I use regular bottles and a 2qt military canteen.
It’s rotated every 4-6 months if it’s not used.
Blue can water is an option if it’s not too cold
November 14, 2020 at 2:06 am #30686namelusParticipant
We have hard winter here during that time there is a emergency bag with each vehicle that comes in and out every day with water cause frozen water is useless.
I spring till fall have 1 gallon glass jug which we make a leather slip cover with draw string. They get rotated about once a month 2 gallons per vehicle
. Yeah its heavy but doing without water is a hard hard thing.
We got the gallon jugs from buying apple cider, then found a source for them in big city was a specialty brew pub they used it to sell their on tap beer for home.
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