Thursday, May 26, 2011

AquaPak Giveaway!!!

Guidelines suggest storing one-half gallon of drinking water per person for each day. This is only the beginning of water storage when we make a list of all the other uses of water each day...laundry, washing dishes, other cleaning, baths, gardening and cooking. Making water storage a part of our food storage plan is so important. There are many ways of storing water such as bottles and barrels.

The EPA states, "The Food and Drug Administration has not established a shelf life for bottled water. Bottled water can be stored indefinitely if it is kept in the proper environment. Bottled water should be kept in a dry place out of direct sunlight and stored at room temperature or cooler. Bottled water should also be kept away from toxic chemicals, such as cleaning agents, solvents or gasoline."

Purifying water is also a great way of keeping clean water accessible. The AquaPak from Solar Solutions is an amazing water purifier. It uses solar heat to pasteurize water and can produce up to four gallons a day, enough safe drinking water for 8 people. A small wax indicator melts when the water meets the appropriate temperture. AquaPaks can be used everyday for three years!!

I am excited to offer the AquaPak as our current Giveaway!

To Enter:
You will get 2 entries for doing a book review for Seven Years of Plenty Cookbook on my Book Review Page. Review by leaving a "comment" on that page.

One additional entry for each of the following - just leave a separate comment for each entry:

1. Following Seven Years of Plenty blog (or being subscribed to email alerts)

2. Telling friends about the giveaway (facebook, twitter, I have links now to help with that!)

3. Tell me how your water storage is going!

Giveaway ends Thursday June 2, 11:59pm (Eastern).

25 comments:

Kandy Howard said...

Not sure just how much water storage we have on hand. We do have a 55 gallon drum filled with water and I never throw away any glass jars! I wash them and fill them with water. My cupboards are filled with glass jars! But I do need to take inventory!

Kristen said...

Do I get the 2 entries for my blog review? ;)

Kristen said...

And I am following your email updates

Kristen said...

We have a 55 gallon drum and a few 3 gallon containers that we can grab and go. Although I think they do need to be refilled . . . definitely need to update our storage in all areas. Having a purifier has been my goal for awhile now!!

Kristen said...

shared on FB as well! yay:)

Vicki in UT said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Vicki in UT said...

My water storage is ok. My next project was to add a water purification sensor for solar water disinfection, so this would be a great give-away.

Brooke said...

I follow your blog

Brooke said...

My water storage is non-existent right now. That is the one part i haven't started on and i need to!

Anonymous said...

I need to work on our water storage. I also need to buy a hand pump for our well so if the power is out we can get well water!
kimmers_zoo@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I follow and LOVE your blog! kimmers_zoo@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Shared you on FB as well as w/ our food storage group!!!
kimmers_zoo@hotmail.com

EV said...

I need to add water to my food storage. I did put a water bottle with filration system in my 72 hour kit but that won't last long. I enjoy your blob

Shaunika said...

I follow your blog!....and LOVE it!

Shaunika said...

We have three 55-gallon drums full of water. We also have several cases of bottled water and lots of 1-gallon jugs full.

Linda said...

Kristen, Of course you get 2 entries for your "offical" review! I loved it! Thank you so much.

Linda said...

Kristen, Of course you get 2 entries for your "offical" review! I loved it! Thank you so much.

mekei said...

i follow

mekei said...

need a big boost to water storage

angie said...

So, I finally reviewed your book! :)

angie said...

Our water storage consists of 2 55 gallon barrels that we haven't touched in a couple of years----so I was glad to read that the FDA doesn't set expiration dates on water. Even so, I'm sure we should empty and refill them soon.

Angie said...

I am officially following your blog now. Maybe I'll win the water thing and can use it to purify my many-years-old water stored in the 55 gallon containers. :)

Angie said...

I sent your link via email to our families.

Diana said...

Linda, I think a water purifier is a great idea. I would like to know where I can get one.

Linda said...

East Coast Food Storage is where I have seen them. I'm not sure where else they are available.