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Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container
Rigid, 7-gallon rectangular water container with molded contour gripSpace-saving design for easy storing and stacking when emptyNew and improved screw-on vent; hideaway spigot for on-demand water dispensingSuitable for outdoors activities and emergency water storageNOTE: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause the water container to degrade and become brittle, increasing the chance of leaks. It is highly recommended to store water containers in cool shaded areas.Five-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
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u/itravelandwheel · 28 pointsr/camping

I prefer these 7 gallon jugs. They're a LOT stronger than 5 gallon bottles and hold more. You can also stack things on top of them when packing your camping gear whereas the 5 gallons can break pretty easy if you put something on top.

I also use these jugs for fish tank water (RODI) and keep 6 full in my garage just in case we have a water issue. They're stacked 3 high in a cupboard.

u/superpopcone · 17 pointsr/berkeley

Seeing as both wildfires and power outages are going hand in hand, I want to repost an FAQ I wrote from last year for wildfire safety, updated with some power outage info. I'll be updating and simplifying this as time allows - hopefully it's comprehensive.

EDIT: Exceeded word count, I extended it into the comment responses. Check Table of Contents for whatever info you care about.



Wildfires - Enhance awareness by checking fires and AQI, and buy/wear a valved N95-rated respirator (NOT a regular surgical mask). Most importantly, ensure a proper fit/seal if you don't want short or long term respiratory problems/failure.

Power Outages - Stay informed. Prepare 2 weeks worth of water and cash. Move things to fridge/freezer for up to 48 hours of storage.

Evacuations - Sonoma County is currently being evacuated as the Kincade Wildfire razes homes to the ground. Cal Maritime Academy was evacuated yesterday (10-27) due to the Vallejo ("Glen Cove") Fire. You decide if you want to prepare for evacuation - details below if so.


Table of Contents

  1. General Info - Power Outages and Wildfires
  2. Wildfire Safety - Respirator Masks
  3. Power Outages - Preparedness
  4. Evacuations - Go Bag


    1. GENERAL INFO - Power Outages and Wildfires

    What's going on with power outages?

    PG&E is implementing PSPS, "Public Safety Power Shutoffs", during times of high fire risk (dry, high winds), in an attempt to prevent wildfires.


    How do I stay up to date about power outage information? Am I affected?

    Official City of Berkeley webpage about PG&E outages.

    PG&E Outage subpage.

    PG&E outage map - use to check if you're out of power.

    PG&E's Twitter may be a better information source if high traffic causes other websites to go down.

    Other alternative sources available here.


    What's on fire right now?

    Official California wildfire maps here. A colored highlighted section will appear when a fire perimeter for a significant fire is created. Incidents not covered by CalFire (the state fire department) are listed as "Not a CAL FIRE Incident", in which you can click on it to find out which local city fire department will have more information. Status updates and evacuation orders are listed under each fire's specific page.


    Tell me about the Air Quality Index (AQI)?

    Official EPA AQI website here. The AQI is a metric used to measure air quality and certain pollutants, such as PM2.5 and ozone.

    Unofficial AQI site - PurpleAir. Not government official, but there are significantly more sensors that are higher resolution and generally more accurate.

    You should wear a respirator for an AQI of about 150 or above.


    What is PM2.5?

    PM2.5 refers to fine dust particles less than 2.5 microns/micrometers in diameter - these are the particles that come from heavy pollution (see: China) and wildfires (see: California). In short, they damage your respiratory systems like no tomorrow (depending on concentration and duration of exposure) for both short term (asthma, heart attacks) and long term (respiratory disease risk increase). Source. Source 2.

    These particles are microscopic and cannot be seen, which means the best way you should check if you need to protect from it is to check an official AQI source, NOT simply check if it's smog/smokey outside. (FYI context - the average virus is 0.3 microns in size.)


    What are other major risks to be aware of?



    Running water may suddenly stop. Water utilities are vulnerable to both power outages and wildfires - lack of power to run pump equipment, and water redistribution to firefighting efforts will cause water outages.

    EBMUD (East Bay Municipality Utility District) website.


    Prepare - Have 1 gallon of water per person, per day, for 2 weeks of self reliance. If you don't have that much storage, fill as many bottles as you can. Then buy water storage containers such as Aquatainers (cheap, larger capacity) or jerry-can style water containers (more durable, better leak-proof, and smaller capacity + handle design = easier to lift and move to your car. Water is HEAVY.).



    Credit card readers and ATMs may not work, and stores will begin to only accept cash. In addition to power outages, network outages will disable the verification process credit cards - so even if you have power, credit card readers will not work.


    Prepare - Have a backup reserve of physical cash on hand for at LEAST 2 weeks worth of expenses. Smaller bills are better.



    Wi-Fi and power outages are not directly correlated to each other.

    If there is internet coming to your building, but your building has no power, you can still use your Wi-Fi network if you can run your modem/router on backup power somehow.

    If the ISP network center, which sends the internet to your building, is experiencing power outage issues, then you will have Wi-Fi outages, even if your building has power.


    Source for most of the respirator info - very long but thorough.


    If there's more info to add or correct, feel free to comment and I'll edit this. Hope this helps everyone - stay safe out there.

u/horthianflorff · 11 pointsr/washingtondc

This seems like a good place for a PSA:

Emergencies typically require one of two responses:

SHELTER-IN-PLACE (snowstorm, blackout, earthquake)

  • Generally, speaking you should have enough supplies to shelter in place for at least 3 days although other sources will say 14 days. That means clean water, food, and means to keep warm and dry if the power goes out or if there is flooding. Check out some of the FEMA resources others have posted.

    FLEE (fire, tsunami, attack)

  • As far as a "bug-out" bag, these should be thought of as a means to keep you supplied and alive while traveling away from danger (not as a means of long term survival).

    When I assembled my kits, one of the most helpful pieces of advice I got was that "a kit is useless if you can't access it". For me, I am 90% of the time either at home or near my car so it makes sense to have a bug-out bag in both places. If SHTF while I'm at work or on the road, my kit at home is not going to do me any good.

    Emergency preparedness goes beyond "did I buy the right things?" and has much more to do with the practical realities of emergencies. A good example someone else pointed out: having a giant water reservoir is great but won't do you any good if your water gets cut off before you can fill it. Similarly, having a car is great but won't do you any good if the roads are too clogged to drive. Solution? Make your bug-out bag light enough to carry comfortably and take the Heel-Toe Express out of town.
u/GrumpyMonk5454 · 8 pointsr/preppers

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

u/LJ-Rubicon · 7 pointsr/cars

Unless it states that it's food grade, I personally wouldn't use it as drinking water.

Nothing wrong with plastic as long as it's BPA free, food grade

Example :

There's Jerry can versions of BPA free plastic, if you're wanting to stick with Jerry can style

u/Gagewhylds · 5 pointsr/VEDC

I keep one of these in my car. It says BPA free on it. I’ll change out the water once or twice a year though.

u/arveng · 3 pointsr/raleigh

Buy a couple of these and fill them with tap water. They work great, I keep one in my car when I go on long road trips and/or hiking. No funky taste even after days in the sun.

u/guysquatch · 3 pointsr/camping

Been using a couple of these for a few years now, way better than the soft collapsible ones, in my opinion:

Edit: If the water is warm due to temperature, just bring extra reusable bottles and keep some in the cooler.

u/edheler · 3 pointsr/preppers

Get 5 gallon water jugs normally used for water coolers. The companies which sell them usually have them in milk-crate like outer containers for stacking at their facility. I have never inquired about buying the outer containers so I don't know how much they might cost.

Otherwise you could get Coleman 5 gallon water carrier or 7 gallon Aqua-Tainer water container. I haven't tried stacking either.

u/mvhsbball22 · 3 pointsr/Homebrewing

There are two common plastic containers used in the no-chill community. I use this one:

There's also one from USPlastics that is pretty common:

Both of these do not melt at or near boiling temps. They deform slightly, which is beneficial because you can squeeze out almost all of the air after pouring the wort in.

u/RounderKatt · 3 pointsr/BurningMan

I brought 3 of these for my own personal use for drinking, cooking, and swamp cooler. I used all but about 5 gallons

u/ChaosOnion · 3 pointsr/TropicalWeather

I would suggest getting a large, reusable water container. An insulated water cooler or normal cooler with a spout can be filled up in your tub. Then fill up your tub.

As another option, I have some of these for changing water for fish:

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

We fill the tub so we can flush the toilet if the water goes out. Water is a lot cheaper filling from the spigot than buying from the store.

u/pseudo_mccoy · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I have four of these 7 gal jugs but only used them my first month. Then I got lazy and started buying water in bottles and jugs. It's less weight to carry and provides a supply of piss containers.

u/leahcim435 · 2 pointsr/VEDC

Heres the one I use. It's not the same form factor, but it's similar in size to having two Jerry cans

Edit: I see a negative review on there that claims the company doesn't make these to the same quality anymore. I bought mine a few years ago and haven't had any issues, but I guess buyer beware

u/satcomwilcox · 2 pointsr/preppers

Consider the Reliance Aqua-Tainer. They aren't as cheap as clean food grade 55s, but the are a lot easier to find places to put. You could put a few of them in the bottom of a closet and put a board over it to make a shoe shelf or something. The seals are really good. They are kind of tall but possibly with a set of these Bed Risers you could line the underside of your bed with the laying on their sides.

u/GeneralMalaiseRB · 2 pointsr/preppers

The cheap bottles and water containers that they sell at the grocery store are not really meant to least very long. The water doesn't expire, but the container does... sort of. After a certain amount of time, the plastic can begin leaching into the water. It degrades, to an extent. That's why people are always talking about "food grade" and "BPA free" plastic containers for longer term water storage.

Forget hoarding bottles and grocery-store jugs of water. Get some BPA-free jugs (or better yet, a 55 gallon drum) and fill it up yourself. If you have chlorinated city tap water, you're probably fine. If not, just add some water treatment to it (or look up the proper amount of bleach to add, for a cheaper alternative).

This is the sort of water jug I'm talking about.

u/snugglebandit · 2 pointsr/Portland

I haven't really looked in to long term storage treatment that much. Usually around this time of year, I'm dumping them into the rain barrel and refilling. The rain barrel is still quite full however.
I have 2 types of 7 gallon container. These ones and these ones. If I get more, they'll be the jerry can style as they are easier to move around and take up less floor space. If you have a lot of space, something like this could keep you in water for a month and maybe be a hero to your neighbors as well.

u/NOCIANONSA · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

I also use Kroger RO water (now 39 cents/gallon) to fill these 7 gallon containers:

u/mrthedon · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I tried "No Chill" brewing this weekend using an HDPE Aqua-Tainer as my container. After transferring the hot wort and squeezing the air out as recommended by a few of the guides I read, I let it sit overnight to cool and then transferred to the fermenter. The container seems to have retained its "squeezed all the air out" shape though and looks all deformed, however.

Will it eventually regain its original shape, or have I managed to ruin it somehow and need to toss it? Am I going to die if I drink the final product due to something harmful being released when the container got all deformed?

u/Sehc · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I used a marine type freshwater pump that lifts the water. Needs power. Other wise get a diferant reliance can with pipe thread in the cap.

u/isolatedvirus · 1 pointr/pics

Why? Because she bought all the water? Its first come first serve. Sure, a little compassion would always be nice but you should never expect people to show it, especially during an emergency.

The fact is: If seeing this pisses you off, you're woefully unprepared yourself. Most Americans don't even have the FEMA recommended amount of supplies, and wait until something is imminent before doing anything. This is why stores are flat out of stock and its a giant shit show. If you'd spend time/money on basic emergency preparedness (and were prepared yourself) you'd be looking at this photo and instead of getting angry at the woman buying all the water, you'd worry for the obviously under prepared.

Water doesn't need to be in a bottle to be clean. You can filter/sanitize it yourself if need be, but most tap water is absolutely fine.

Here are some solutions for water in an emergency:

WaterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage (100 Gallons)

New Wave Envrio Products BPA Free Bottle, 5-Gallon

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

If all else fails, get a steel cup and a bunch of those butane/propane camping fuel sources. You can boil your own water. Filters can and do work, but I usually don't recommend them unless youre willing to at least read how they work, and what they can/can't filter. I never recommend the iodine tablets for water purification unless its an absolute emergency.

u/ktg0 · 1 pointr/pics

Lots of us planned to do that, however all of the large water storage containers are also sold out locally, on backorder on Amazon, or Amazon is allowing price gouging on the containers that are available. Check out these aquatainers that normally sell for ~$15: Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

u/heygreatcomment · 1 pointr/NorthCarolina

Yeah I am actually on a well now but I don't drink that water either. Too close too the river. I like to buy water and store it in something like this

u/theGalation · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I have a cheap old mini fridge from Craigslist. I didn't feel like ripping it up just to fit a bucket so I bought a 7 gal water aquatainer. My first batch is running now but I've seen older posts of people successfully using it.

u/SifuSeafood · 1 pointr/shrimptank

I got the 4 stage 50 GPD and it's been good so far.

I only have a 7 gallon and 9 gallon tank. So, I don't need much for water changes and top-offs.

I have a 7 gallon jug with a spigot which makes dispensing it very easy. I fill two 1 gallon jugs throughout the week for top offs and water changes.

It takes about 2.5 hours to fill the 7 gal. It varies with temperature.

I've heard you can get resin for the DI cartridge and save a lot more money that way versus replacing the cart each time.

Oh yeah, I use this faucet adapter instead of the included one. If your faucet is compatible, it makes connecting and storing so quick if you need this kind of solution.

u/redditbeccag · 1 pointr/ZeroWaste

I would recommend a water storage container like this: Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container
When you get back home you can continue using it to store water for a 72 hour emergency kit in case of hurricanes, etc.

u/skyshadow42 · 1 pointr/sanfrancisco

Water cubes are cheap, stackable and can be stored away from your house. The water heater trick is great unless your house burns down or it tips over the ruptures.

They sell stabilization kits that'll keep the water drinkable for 5+ years, also not expensive. Just remember to label them with the date and set a reminder to refill them.

u/RhapsodyInRude · 1 pointr/preppers

I've got a stack of these, filled:

This model previously had a pretty weak spout that was easy to break if you handle it with the spout out (it's normally stowed on the inside of the screw-cap).

These containers are to get our household of 3 people through a short-term problem.

On top of that, I have a Sawyer Squeeze and a Platypus gravity filter system:

These are for medium-term use. I've also got a map of fresh water reservoirs nearby.

And, last, but not least -- purification tablets since they're cheap and very portable.

For me, none of it feels like wasted money. I also camp and hike, so the filtration gear gets used for that as well.