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Milk jugs do you throw them away? I was thinking about it and I'm going to fill my empty milk jugs with
water. I know the jugs still smell like milk even after a good rinsing but hey,,, You're going to want to flush
the toilet do dishes and lots of other stuff other than drinking it. So what would be wrong with having 50 gallons of water in jugs that you were going to toss out? Only takes a minute or two good habit to get into.
Maybe a drop or two of bleach in each jug? Does anyone know how to get the milk smell out?

If anyone has a tips on the subject of storing water in milk jugs please post it.
The dog needs water too.
 

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We keep several of them filled with water in the freezers as we empty space out. Freezers are FAR more efficient full than empty, more stuff frozen (even if it is water) is good.

As far as drinking, it will not taste especially great. But if that is your best option and SHTF, I expect it will work fine. But I am not so sure about your bleach barrel post. I hope others post in on that one because that does give me a few concerns.
 

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I personally use way more of the dollar general fruit punch gallon containers than milk gallons, and Like Inor said, I have added some to my chest freezer. In Arkansas, we kept one in the freezer to add to our fish cooler.
 

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Milk jugs have a HDPE rating and are not suitable for long-term water storage.

Plastic containers with a PET or PETE rating are suitable as long as you don't repeatedly wash, rinse, drain, and refill.

Also watch for any containers that have been filled with a aspartame (artificial sweetener) drink. This chemical can leech into the plastic and turn into formaldehyde if the water hits 90 degrees or higher.
 
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Throw a little baking soda in the empty jug and fill it up with water, let it sit for an hour or so before emptying and the smell should be greatly, if not completely, reduced.
 

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No one really recommends milk jugs for water storage. Almost impossible to get all the dairy components washed out of the jug and the jugs break down with time.

Freezing, however, is a good idea as it fills the freezer and prolongs its storage time if the power fails. We have about 20 gallons frozen.
 

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They make good targets.

In all seriousness I do not know the concoction but my brother inserts a glass tube into a milk jug filled with other chemicals and went it is hit with a bullet it creates quite a fire, not an explosion but a pretty nasty blaze. That can be useful in certain circumstances.
 

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They make good targets.

In all seriousness I do not know the concoction but my brother inserts a glass tube into a milk jug filled with other chemicals and went it is hit with a bullet it creates quite a fire, not an explosion but a pretty nasty blaze. That can be useful in certain circumstances.
Could you possibly list the ingredients here, I am a pyro at heart. And it would make a great target..
 

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Milk jugs do you throw them away? I was thinking about it and I'm going to fill my empty milk jugs with
water. I know the jugs still smell like milk even after a good rinsing but hey,,, You're going to want to flush
the toilet do dishes and lots of other stuff other than drinking it. So what would be wrong with having 50 gallons of water in jugs that you were going to toss out? Only takes a minute or two good habit to get into.
Maybe a drop or two of bleach in each jug? Does anyone know how to get the milk smell out?

If anyone has a tips on the subject of storing water in milk jugs please post it.
The dog needs water too.
Sorry I poo-poo all the deserters about PET or PETE, if this is the best you can afford than stock the hell up and get prepared. No it isn't the best choice but it is the right choice. IMO put a few drops of bleach in each gallon and it solves almost any problem.
 

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My dog is an ignorant beast who doesn't mind drinking from the toilet. I'm quite sure he wouldn't mind the slight taste of milk in his water.

I save some of my 2 liter soda bottles and use them to store water. I like them better than milk jugs because they have screw on tops.

As MR pointed out, the slight risk of chemicals from the plastic is a hell of a lot better than the absolute certainty of dying of thirst. Yes, milk jugs might not be ideal, but it's better than nothing.
 
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