Creative Water Storage

I work really hard to our prepare our family and home for a natural disaster or emergency. Water storage seems to be one of our biggest problems and concerns. We just don’t have the storage. I cant remember where I heard this idea but it really has saved us. We do a lot of canning in the summer. I think last year I bottled over 300 jars of yummy food. As you can imagine that is a lot of bottles to store! Now when we empty a bottle I wash the jar and the lid, fill the jar with water, and then I put it on the shelf.

I have to store the jars anyway – why not fill them with water while they sit on the shelf. It may not be perfect long term storage but it gets naturally recycled each year.


When I need the jars, I just empty the water out, wash, and then fill them with the spoils of our garden again.  Its one solution that is working for us!

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Comments (4)

  • I tried this once but we have hard water and I ended up with lime deposits inside the bottles. It became way too much work for me.

    • That’s really weird because I live in a place with HARD water and Ive never had that problem in the years Ive been doing it. I fill most of my jars each year with new food so Ive never had jars sit with water for over a year. Maybe that’s the difference.

      • Maybe I’ll have to try it again. I thought they only sat for a year but who knows- the way time goes so quickly. I think I’ll go fill up a few right now.

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