Considering that you can live for approximately three weeks without food, but only about a week without water, clean water is vital. To make sure you have a safe water supply and that it is stored correctly to be clean and pure when you need it, consider using WaterBricks.
I have used them for almost 10 years and find them rugged, easy to fill and store, carry and stack, and very dependable when I’ve needed them.
They sell for $180 for 10. At $18 a brick, they are reasonably priced. They are made in the USA by a veteran-owned business.
Water supplies can be cut off or contaminated. That is a fact. It happens daily. Yet, water is essential to health and life. By purchasing WaterBricks now and filling them with fresh, clean, safe-to-drink water, you will have abundant water for your family when you need it most.
On average, each of us uses 3 to 4 gallons of water a day. If your water supply is cut off, you will need to be able to access at least that much water each day. They are an easy and affordable way to satisfy that need.
I depend on a deep well for water and so I have to have store water for myself and my family. These are the best water storage items I've found. They don't leak and protect water for a very long time.
Due to their ergonomic design and comfortable, easy grip handle, WaterBricks are easy to carry individually or two at a time. You can take them where ever you need them. You can load one in the trunk of your car for emergencies, as I do in my car and in my wife’s and children’s cars.
Once in a power outage I brought the 1.6 gallon containers up and added them to my bathroom and my kid’s bathrooms. I installed the spigots to use to brush our teeth, wash our faces, and to drink. We enjoyed an uninterrupted supply of clean, safe water.
Avoid the panic of running to the grocery store BEFORE a hurricane, flood, earthquake, snowstorm, or power outage. Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you and your family have clean water to drink, clean, bath and use. It is something you can control. By doing so, you will have one less thing to be concerned about in the stress of an event. (Your pets will thank you, too.)
How You Can Use WaterBricks
To successfully manage disasters, the U.S. Marines have used a strategy that is summarized in their saying, “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome” for years. WaterBricks are a tool to put that strategy into practice before, during, and after a disaster.
WaterBrick’s make water storage easy. They can be stored in bedrooms, basements, kitchens, living and family rooms, and closets. Due to their Lego®-like design, they may be stack as a cube or tower.
They are available in two sizes: 3.5 gallon and 1.6 gallon. These two sizes allow for long-term storage and short-term use. Each also has a sturdy, comfortable handle for carrying and a rugged screw on lid with an anti-leak gasket. This lid can be removed and a spigot lid added to regulate the flow of water from the container.
In addition to water storage, WaterBricks may also be used for: food storage, to build walls, as an emergency float, for field showers, as a flood barrier, as a hunting blind, to store medical supplies, for sand bags, and to build houses.
The Well Designed and Highly Useful Spigot
An often-overlooked feature of water storage and use is how you get the water you need to flow when you need it. Water delivery involves pouring it out (often hard and wasteful) or, for greater efficiency, using a water spigot. The water spigot that attaches to the WaterBrick meets that requirement.
It is a wonder of utilitarian engineering. The base is easy to screw on. It has a gasket that keeps it tight and prevents any leaking. The valve uses a simple handle that you turn to open the water flow. Turn the handle back and the flow stops.
What this excellent spigot design means is that in a disaster situation, with the stress and disruption each means, you do not have to worry about getting a safe, clean water quickly. This spigot is especially easy for children, the elderly, and disabled to use.
As my family discovered during our power outage, it is so much easier to brush your teeth or wash your face using the spigot.
It is ergonomically designed to be comfortable in your hand when carrying them.
Two eyelet hooks at the top of the unit make it easy to install and remove the handle.
Each WaterBrick has a serrated lid with a rubber gasket for easy gripping and turning. The gasket keeps the water from leaking.
Additional WaterBrick Uses
Frozen WaterBricks may be stored in a refrigerator to preserve food or medications. Medications that require refrigeration can be kept usable during a power outage. Also, when the ice eventually melts, you can drink the resulting water.
Note: This is important to extending frozen food life during a power outage. And, if you need to keep insulin or other medications cold, this can be a lifesaver in the first few hours and days of the loss of power.
Although beyond the scope of this article, if you go to the WaterBrick company website (at the bottom of this article) you will see many other uses for them, such as to build furniture and shelter or to store ammunition, grain, food, coins, alcohol, sand bags, and more.
Dual Use Technology
WaterBricks are have so many uses they are a dual use technology. Unlike so many survival supplies that sit unused except in an emergency, they can be used year-round for multiple activities (parties, family events, company gatherings, hunting, etc.) that require safe, clean water.
You can fill them with water, sand or pea gravel and they will stop a bullet (see their website). You can use them dry to maintain a waterproof enclosure for storage. Or if you are camping or boating, you can bring a few along and have clean fresh water to drink, clean up, brush your teeth, wash your clothes or any other activity that requires water.
Or, to add weight for traction, place a few in the back of your pickup truck or car in the Winter. If you are stuck for a long time in the snow, you have water to survive.
With every disaster the first item that disappears from store shelves is water bottles. By keeping WaterBricks in your survival supplies, if you must flee, you can add them to your grab them to your grab and go kit and put them in your car or truck to use on the journey or at your next destination.
You can even include them for a picnic or tailgating with your favorite beverage!
The main features of the WaterBrick product follow.
· Made of tough, textured BPE-free HDPE (high density polyethylene resin)
· 3/32 inches thick
· 2 ½ pounds empty and 30 pounds full of water
· Available in blue or tan
· Each has two holes to help them be staked in place
· Easy to carry
· Easy to tie down and secure
· Stackable (cross stacks and interlocks)
· Interlocking male and female parts (Lego-like design)
· Customize storage patterns
· Save space (store under a bed, behind a couch, in a closet, etc.)
· Versatile — May also store bulk food (beans, grain, oats, cereal, pet food), bullets, etc.
· Durable and last for years
· Useful for family and business events (parties, camping and others)
Standard Size Specifications
· 3.5 gallon container
· 9″ Width, 18″ Length, 6″ Height
· Weight Empty – 2.52 pounds
· 150 can be cross stacked per pallet
Half Size Specifications
· 1.6 gallon container
· 9″ Width, 9″ Length, 6″ Height
· Weight Empty – 1.17 pounds
· 300 can be stacked per pallet
Portable – At 3.5 gallons, it is small enough to carry with you in a time of need or to fit under beds or in the refrigerator.
Stackable – Cross stacks and interlocks up to 4 feet high in closets or the garage to create a bulk storage system. Insert standard ¾ inch PVC through the internal columns of these stackable containers for safer stacking heights.
Durable – These industrial-grade cross-stacking containers are durable enough to withstand a high impact air drop or be used as building blocks in transitional basic shelters. The ultra violet additive extends the product life up to 15 years.
Safe Dry Storage – Stores water, food, ammo or anything you want to keep dry. The resin used in this food grade container meets FDA standards and is BPA free making them safe storage containers for food and water (but not for fuels or oils).
Water Preserve Concentrate
Another useful product they offer at $17.95 is Water Preserver Concentrate. It is a liquid additive that disinfects, preserves and extends the safe storage life of emergency drinking water. It provides a guaranteed 5-year storage. It does not have the strong odor or taste of bleach.
One Final Caution: Never store water in used plastic milk cartons, water bottles, or soda bottles. All fall apart and in time are unsafe and unsanitary. They also break apart easily.
WaterBricks are an innovative, reasonably priced, multi-use disaster and emergency tool. I have used them for a decade and find them vital to a safe supply of clean, fresh water. They also have many other uses and are a vital addition to any family or businesses survival supplies.
For more detailed information on WaterBricks, see these links: