From waterbrick.org: “A revolutionary delivery and storage system for people in need of bulk water, food, and other life essentials; WaterBricks are unique water containers and food storage containers that can be re-used as building blocks for transitional shelter while eliminating plastic waste worldwide. Perfect for emergency preparedness, disaster relief or any outdoor activity like boating, rafting, camping, tailgating, and more.”
Available in blue or tan and just under $20.00 for a 3.5-pound brick, WaterBricks make great additions to your survival preparation needs. Perfect for bugging-in during emergencies or even stacked against the wall of your RV, these water/food containers are something you should consider getting.
WaterBricks are made of FDA approved, BPA free plastic which makes is completely safe to store water in. You can also store items such as beans, rice, and wheat, or even ammunition.
Here are the WaterBrick’s specifications:
size = 9″ W x 18″ L x 6″ H (rectangular blocks)
weight when empty = 2.52 pounds
stacking strength = due to 2 interior conical reinforcement columns
interlocking strength = they interlock using their male/female connectors (cross stack for safety)
wide lid opening is 3 1/4″ in diameter – can fit average adult hand to reach inside
full rubber gasket creating a tight seal is included inside the lid
recommended stacking height = 4 feet
average wall thickness of container = approximately 3/32 of an inch (.090)
meets FDA standards and BPA free
The content weights of the WaterBrick are:
water = 30 pounds
rice = 27 pounds (264 adult servings)
beans = 28 pounds
sugar = 26 pounds
pet food = 18 pounds
sand = 48.5 pounds
9mm rounds (5,000 rounds) = 120 pounds
.223 caliber rounds (2,100 rounds) = 57 pounds
Emergency Food Warehouse sells WaterBricks in 3 different packages – 8 pack, 16 pack, and 32 pack.
The 8-pack WaterBrick package is currently $147.49 ($5.27 per gallon) and holds 28 gallons total (3.5 gallons per brick). This is the ideal package for small families who enjoy outdoor activities or for individuals who want to stock up on water and food in their home. Since a person needs about 1 gallon of water per day to survive, this allows you to have up to almost a month of fresh water stored in your house (single person), or a full week of water for a family of 4 (1 gallon per family member per day = 7 days of water per family member).
Survival table, 8-pack WaterBrick package:
Individual = 28 days of water
Two people = 14 days (2 weeks) of water for each person
Family of 3 = 9.33 days of water per family member
Family of 4 = 7 days (1 week) of water per family member
Family of 5 = 5.6 days of water per family member
Shown here in blue and tan, the 16-pack WaterBrick package is currently $273.00 and gives you access 56 gallons of fresh water ($4.88 per gallon). This package is ideal for medium-sized families who want to be prepared for an emergency. For a individual or smaller family, the 16-pack allows you to store food, ammunition, and other items without sacrificing the amount of water you can store.
Survival table, 16-pack WaterBrick package:
Individual = 56 days of water (almost 2 months)
Two people = 28 days of water for each person
Family of 3 = 18.66 days of water per family member
Family of 4 = 14 days (2 weeks) of water per family member
Family of 5 = 11.2 days of water per family member
The biggest pack from Emergency Food Warehouse is the 32-pack, currently available for $534.95 and holding 112 gallons of fresh water ($4.78 per gallon). This is the best option for larger families who want to be prepared for a disaster, or even for smaller families who want to ensure they have water for the long-haul just in case.
Survival table, 32-pack WaterBrick package:
Individual = 112 days of water (about 3.7 30-day months)
Two people = 56 days of water for each person (almost 2 months)
Family of 3 = 37.3 days of water per family member
Family of 4 = 28 days of water per family member
Family of 5 = 22.4 days of water per family member
You can also purchase a spigot for your WaterBricks for $18.50 to make pouring water much easier. It just screws into where the old cap goes and you’re able to quickly pour the exact amount of water you.
As an alternative to buying them in bulk, you can buy a single 3.5 gallon WaterBrick for $17.49 at waterbrick.org in either blue or tan.
I recommend buying at least a full week’s worth of water for yourself and for every family member in your household, so get the appropriate amount of WaterBricks to accommodate that. Also, I recommend getting a few for food and/or ammunition. I’d get the blue WaterBricks specifically for water and the tan ones for everything else, just label on them with a permanent pen or write on a strip of duct tape and stick that on the Brick to make finding exactly what you need even easier.