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Goodbye Bottles – Emergency Water in a Bag!

Goodbye Plastic Bottles – there’s emergency water in a bag now! What will they think of next?
Goodbye Plastic Bottles - there's emergency water in a bag now! @ {Mom with a Prep}

Awhile back I won a little emergency kit that was the size of a large paperback book. Inside were some essentials for survival – an emergency blanket, some weird food bars, a few bits of first aid, and 2 bags of water?!

Really?  Water in a pouch? That seemed like such an absurd concept to me at the time. Why would you carry water in little plastic pouches. Why not just carry drinking bottles like the rest of the world? Besides, there was so little in each pouch, what was the point?

Datrex Emergency Water Packet - 3 Day/72 Hour Supply(12packets)

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Well… the point is, they’re small, they’re easy to pack, they don’t make a bunch of noise, they aren’t bulky, they can be crammed into spaces no plastic bottle has business being in, and can serve as an emergency water source in a time of need.

They are especially perfect for carrying in a purse or bag if you don’t have much room and can be compact and sit at the bottom of your bag, or tucked away in a pocket.

Now before you balk and say…what’s the point of 4.225 oz of water? Isn’t this just something gimmicky? Normally I would say yes, but think of this: It’s an emergency. You don’t have your go bag, your 72 hour kit, your BOB, your Get Home Bag, or anything else. You’ve walked out the door with your purse or diaper bag, you forgot to grab a bottle of water, you’re with a friend who doesn’t have an emergency car kit, so what do you do now? This little easily forgettable pouch of water is sitting in the bottom of your bag and can get you through. It’s another layer in your stash.

Water in a Bag?! Perfect for tucking away for emergencies in your bag or purse.

Datrex Emergency Water Packet - 3 Day/72 Hour Supply(12packets)

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We especially like them for my husband’s get home bag. We purposely do not pack his bag full of what he’d need to survive on a 7 day hike. He’s less than 1.5 days from home most anywhere he goes (if he goes further, there is more stash in his emergency car kit he can add). Using a few of these pouches tucked away in his bag takes up less space than water bottles, and gives him just enough until he can find a water source in which we use his water bag and a filter system. I also keep 2 in my day pack at all times. It’s also something you can tuck into your child’s school backpack or emergency school kit.


We don’t use this as our primary source of water in any circumstance, but they’re great as the backup – just in case. It’s not to replace the water you store for your family for long-term use. It’s not even something I’d say get first, though we have since purchased 2 packs to be able to tuck in places here and there to have just a little extra water security on the go.

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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