Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New Preparedness Product!

With hurricane season upon us, some of you may be interested in the WaterB.O.B.. It's a water bladder, similar to the kind one would find in a Camelback. You put it in your tub and fill it in advance of a hurricane or other impending situation where you could find yourself without clean water for a time. It will hold up to 100 gallons of water! It comes with its own convenient pump for getting the water out once it's in. And when you no longer need it, just poke some holes in it, let the water go down the drain and throw the WaterB.O.B. away.

I'm not very familiar with the types of disasters people have in other parts of the country, but here on the Gulf Coast, where we know when we're about to get hit and we know we must store water, this looks like a must-have!


Allie Boniface said...

Your fiction blogging post is up on my blog for Writers' Wednesday!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Sounds like a great idea.

Where I live though, earthquakes are the main threat, so we need a longer-term storage option. We buy big containers of water and leave them in the basement way too long--they'll be useless by the time we need them. But by the time the house is coming down around us, it would be too late to fill up a temporary storage bag. I wish our disasters came with a couple days warning!

Vickie said...

That looks like a pretty nifty contraption. I'm not even sure we could get something like that around here though! We don't usually have water problems--unless you consider the polluted lake problem!

kim in MI said...

On disaster preparedness, I found a cool product called the Lights Out Kit on www.smartglousa.com. When the lights go out, the box container glows, and it contains a lighter, candles and a flashlight inside! I want one, but don't know where to find it. Any ideas?