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Emergency Car Kit - Water freezing in winter

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Emergency Car Kit - Water freezing in winter

Postby prepper51 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:33 pm

Sorry, I posted before on the wrong page.
I'm new to prepping and am wondering what people do for water in a car emergency kit in the winter. I know that plastic water bottles freeze, then bulge. I'm a bit concerned that with the freeze thaw cycle, I could end up with water in the bag with other supplies if the water bottle breaks.
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Re: Emergency Car Kit - Water freezing in winter

Postby oldschool » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:27 pm

Hello and welcome to the group.

I just take a go bag with things that can freeze back & forth. However I have been told that water pouches are freezable.

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Re: Emergency Car Kit - Water freezing in winter

Postby helicopilot » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:15 am

Hi and welcome!

Challenges of Canadian living... Perhaps not ideal and convenient as water bottles in you bag, I have an empty (and cleaned) large apple juice plastic bottle (2 or 3 liters?) that I keep a little over half full in the trunk of the vehicles. Change it every month or so. It stays up right wedge between other things and so far, I didn't have any leakage issue. Cheaper than packaged water.
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Re: Emergency Car Kit - Water freezing in winter

Postby Clarence » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:33 am

Helicopilot is correct, fill 2/4 full, stand upright and you should be fine , change out a few times in the winter.
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Re: Emergency Car Kit - Water freezing in winter

Postby Clarence » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:01 am

Fill 3/4 full. Sorry for typo
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Re: Emergency Car Kit - Water freezing in winter

Postby Wayne » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:35 am

prepper51 wrote:Sorry, I posted before on the wrong page.
I'm new to prepping and am wondering what people do for water in a car emergency kit in the winter. I know that plastic water bottles freeze, then bulge. I'm a bit concerned that with the freeze thaw cycle, I could end up with water in the bag with other supplies if the water bottle breaks.


The 3/4 ill requirement will allow for the necessary expansion of the freezing process, so freezing/thawing/refreezing shouldn't be a problem. Consideration should be given to the material of the bottle itself. Metal (for example) might transfer a disagreeable taste to the water, but it can be placed on a heat-source (engine) to melt. Having inaccessible frozen water isn't going to do anyone any good. Efficiency is a great benefit in a survival situation. Choose your kit carefully.
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