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    rainwater catchment idea

    I was looking for a solution to catch rainwater during emergencies, and came across this product:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It's a 63" wide by 12" high, collapsible swimming pool. It can store and transport easily, and just kept stowed away. I plan on hooking up a hose to the drain plug and gravity feeding it to my water tanks, catching rainwater if needed.

    This might be a handy prep with multiple uses. I'll probably leave a review on here once I get it delivered.
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    Re: rainwater catchment idea

    Garbage can w/ trash bags in a pinch.

    Don't forget some sort of screening material.
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    Re: rainwater catchment idea

    I've seen other off-grid homesteader gardeners that have done similar. Buying used above-ground vinyl swimming pools on craigslist a cheap solution for a lot of rainwater storage.

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    Re: rainwater catchment idea

    Quote Originally Posted by osoab View Post

    Don't forget some sort of screening material.
    Thanks Osoab, good idea. I'll look into that, and add screening material. For me I'm using this as an emergency "hope I don't need it, but glad I have it" kit, ready to go.
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    Re: rainwater catchment idea

    Quote Originally Posted by keehah View Post
    I've seen other off-grid homesteader gardeners that have done similar. Buying used above-ground vinyl swimming pools on craigslist a cheap solution for a lot of rainwater storage.
    What I like about this small pool, is it can be packed away without taking much space. I plan on setting it up before a storm and seeing just how many gallons I can actually catch with it.
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