Outlive the Outbreak Banner-01

Cardboard Box Water Tank

By on August 6, 2013

1743313_10201925946363310_1522188705_n

Emergencies can happen and water shortages have been experienced in even the most modern cities during the least expected times. Often within moments of a storm’s detection on radar, the news broadcast will send people flocking to stores where people clean the shelves of large containers of water, leaving nothing for those who delay.

This innovation will allow you to store water for washing and other uses during emergencies. Fill the apparatus while the water supply is still running and if you are unable to buy water.

You should be careful to use food grade plastics. Some trash bags are coated with pesticides & can release chemicals into the water. Trash bags are not recommended by the USDA for the storage of food.

Step 1: Find an empty cardboard box

DSC_0019

Step 2: Draw an upside down triangle that arches downwards (like the Eiffel tower standing on its head)

DSC_0020

Step 3: Cut the triangle with a knife

DSC_0021

Step 4: Insert the bag

DSC_0022

Insert one or two empty trash bags into the box and carefully pull one of the bag’s bottom corners out of the triangle. Inserting one bag into another will increase the overall resiliency of the plastic bladder.

Step 5: Twist the “ear” and tuck it into the triangle’s crack

DSC_0023

Twist the corner and tuck it into the triangle’s crack. Later on you will see that once the bag’s ear is squeezed in between the triangle long seam (crack) the cardboard will provide ample amount of pressure to keep water from gushing out of the ear/spout.

Step 6: Fill the bag with water

DSC_0024

Fold the plastic bag opening over the box’s flaps and fill the box with water.

Step 7: Tie the bag

DSC_0027

Tie the bag opening and tuck it into the box.

Step 8: The water tank is ready

DSC_0028

Step 9: When you want to use the bag for the first time, carefully cut the end of the corner, lift the corner from the crack and un-tuck it to allow water to gush out. To stop the water flow twist the corner and tuck it back into the crack.

DSC_0025

Step 10: Extra securing the ear/spout

DSC_0030

You might also like to secure the spout with a twine.

Step 11: Another way to secure the ear/spout is with a clothespin

DSC_0031

by yoav_liberman

1743313_10201925946363310_1522188705_n

About The Survivalist

Total bacon buff. Explorer. Survivalist Expert. Zombie Fanatic/Hunter. Internet Entrepreneur

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *