I've looked on many different sites, and browsed the web extensively on the shelf life of water, that's pre-sealed by distributors. Many different answers, but, more than most say if it's stored in a cool, dark place, it will last indefinately. They say it may take on the taste of the container after a few years, and slightly discolor, but other than that, still safe to drink.
I have never looked into any type of purifyer but it probably wouldn't be a bad idea. I have seen hand pump attacthments that adapt to drilled well casings that will enable a person to pump water from a drilled well without power. Now that would be handy. We can go longer without food than we can without water.
Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every living creature that moves on the ground. Genesis 1:28 The Lord God used animal skins and made some clothes for the man and his wife. Then he put the clothes on them. Genesis 3:21So take your bow and arrows and go hunting and kill an animal for me to eat. Genesis 27:3
Post by Canadian trapper on Jan 4, 2013 20:35:58 GMT -5
Pretty much like you mentioned, it should last forever. If the water started out safe except for some fine sediment over time and water taking on the plastic taste I wouldn't have any worries. The Canadian Trapper