How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit. Every June for the start of hurricane season here in Florida, I start collecting water in old cat litter jugs for flushing our toilets if we lose power (we have so many times), I keep drinking water bottles also, stock up on nonperishables, but I never thought of fruit cups♥
How to Clean, Prepare and Fill a Water Barrel Now that you have purchased your XX-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.