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But does a closed bottle of water actually go bad? According to DNews, it can be stored “indefinitely” if it’s properly stored. The Centers for Disease Control put out a statement saying commercially bottled water is the safest method for long term storage, but it should not be in a place where it will be in direct sunlight because some plastics release hormone disrupter bisphenol A (BPA) when they're heated.

Another big problem with plastic water bottle is that they are permeable. They absorb pesticides, gasoline, and other pollutants that are nearby.

In my opinion, this is not the type of water I want to drink in an emergency situation. 

If you're interested in learning how to properly store water in BPA free containers read:

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You could also call this “the top 100 things you should start stocking up on” for any survivalist scenario (doomsday, government shutdown, etc).  Even if you don’t need more than 2 (you should always have 2 of everything) each item on this list will be great for bartering. The list is in no particular order. Stockpiling can be a challenge. What should you include? How much of each item to include? Where to store everything? All tough questions.   1. Generators2. Water Filters/Purifiers3. Portable Toilets4. Seasoned Firewood.5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps, Lanterns6. Camp Stove Fuel – Impossible to stockpile too...

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Being a part of the prepper community, we’ve spent much of the past 4 years working to figure out how we can best be prepared for the economical and other uncertainties that America and the world’s future holds. We’ve determined that the one thing we can do to help prepare our family and other families is to learn how to follow these three basic rules of self-sufficiency and preparedness.PHYSICAL SELF-SUFFICIENCYPhysical self-sufficiency involves three main things:1. Working to learn how to be physically healthy2. Working to learn how to be physically strong3. Working to nurture your body properly, resting when rest...

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Financial Preparations to Consider In life, in order to be ahead of the curve you need to think about what lies beyond the bend. This is where you need to consider every possible scenario. You need to get organized, think about what could slow you down if you need to get out of a situation FAST., your city (terrorist attack), the entire region (storm, natural disaster), think of what might become a valuable commodity - be financially prepared by considering these steps:1. Don't put all of your money in one bank account. I suggest having them at least two different...

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Financial preparedness may be a big a part of prepping that's often overlooked. We worry about our food supply, making sure that's stocked. We worry about access to clean water, having heat sources, and access to medical equipment, but sometimes skip the importance of preparing financially for when the SHTF. FINANCIAL PREPAREDNESS  the 411 on the 101To master financial preparedness depends a lot on what scenario you're actually dealing with. If it's a storm or terrorist attack, your best bet is to probably just lay low until things calm down. As long as you have enough supplies saved up to make...

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