Camping & Survival

Emergency Water Supply for Hurricane Season: the AquaPodKit

The AquaPodKit assures you will have fresh water for weeks.

When storage space is an issue, the AquaPodKit™ is perfect as an emergency water supply when hurricanes, floods, storms and other disasters cut off or contaminate your water supply. Perfect for those who live in apartments or smaller homes, the AquaPodKit stores easier than many cases of store-bought water. It is also perfect to keep on-hand as a back-up water supply. Affected by the suffering witnessed after Hurricane Katrina, inventor David Dodgen developed the AquaPodKit. Unlike its more expensive competitors, the company manufactures the liners in the United States.

The AquaPodKit assures you will have fresh water for weeks.
The AquaPodKit assures you will have fresh water for weeks.
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, 2013 and the Eastern Pacific season starts May 15, 2013. It is not too early to prepare. At the first warnings of a hurricane, put your disaster plan into action. Including the AquaPodKit assures you will have fresh water for weeks.

FEMA recommends filling up bathtubs at the first sign you may be without clean water. However, the bathtub can harbor more bacteria than your trashcan! When storms hit, you might not have time to bleach the tub. The AquaPodKit’s tub liner keeps water uncontaminated.

The AquaPodKit includes a plastic bladder and pump. The four-mil thick, food-grade linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plastic bladder meets USDA and FDA standards. It fits a standard sized bathtub. With the easy-to-follow instructions, fill the AquaPodKit at the first warning of a hurricane or storm—within 10 to 15 minutes you have 65 gallons of safe drinking water.

Measuring 40 by 80 inches, the AquaPodKit will hold 100 gallons if your tub is larger than standard size. A standard-sized bathtub is 60 x 30 x 14 inches. However, it is strongly recommend from the manufacturer that you do not overfill the bladder. Keep the water fill line a few inches under the rim of the bathtub.

On average, you need one gallon of water per day for drinking and personal hygiene. The AquaPodKit provides the minimum water necessary for four people for 14 days. Fill up more than one tub and you have double the supply! If you plan to use the AquaPodKit as back up, then you have extra water for dishes and laundry. Depending on temperatures and humidity, the water inside the AquaPodKit bladder will stay fresh for up to eight weeks.

To fill the bladder, secure the neck to your tub’s faucet with the included clamps. Two lockable sleeves seal the neck closed and have an opening for either the pump or the provided cork to cap off the opening. The siphon pump allows you to pump water into other containers such as drinking glasses, water bottles, jugs or buckets.

The only downside to the AquaPodKit is the bladder is not reusable. Once you take it out of the box, you cannot put it back in. Once you have filled the liner with water, throw away the bladder. However, AquaPodKit offers bladder refills. The pump and other parts are reusable.

Pros: cost, made in the USA, functionality, size Cons: non-reusable

Specifications and Features

  • Fits almost any tub
  • Holds up to 100 gallons of water
  • Provides 14 days of water for four people
  • Made in the USA
  • 4-mil food grade LLDPE liner
  • 40” x 80” liner
  • Waters stays fresh up to eight weeks
  • Includes liner, two sleeves, sleeve cap, siphon pump, cork, and tie clamp

Do you need an AquaPodKit? CLICK HERE to buy it!  

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Comments (3)

  1. Its nice to see people coming up with things non-survivalists can actually use and afford. This is a nice low cost and easily stored back up water supply I am going to buy. I have an excellent water purification system on my household water and the water I will store will be better and much more pure than bottled water.

  2. I bought one a few months ago and hope we never use, but IT IS BETTER TO HAVE IT AND NOT NEED IT THAN TO NEED IT AND NOT HAVE …

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