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Even before the backyard bunker (AKA fallout shelter) became a somewhat ordinary fixture of American Cold War life, various companies have been making and selling canned water. Most of these steel cans were labeled with a 30 year shelf life, and I’m sure there are still a few shelters with cases of these rusting antiques on the shelves. It was the best option at the time, but the canning method they used is definitely outdated now. That’s why I jumped at the chance to take a look (and a swig) from a brand-new long-term water source: Blue Can Water. Here’s what I found out.
At first glance, this looks like a can of soda. But then, after you read the label, you discover that it’s an aluminum can of drinking water, stamped with a fifty year shelf life. I cooled a can in the fridge, popped the top and let it pour into my mouth. I was very surprised. There was no hint of metallic taste. It was excellent – and tasted like clear and clean water! In fact, it tasted just like high=end bottled water, and I was truly impressed. I couldn’t test the longevity claims, for obvious reasons, but as best as I can tell, it would be great to stock a cabin, vehicle, bug out site, or anyplace else you might need to drink (which is pretty much everywhere).
Here are the specs:
— Proudly purified and packaged in America
— The standard case is twenty four 12ounce cans, which equals 2.25 gallons (8.51 Liters)
— Each case weighs 19.5 pounds
— Cans are made of corrosion resistant aluminum and are hermetically sealed
— An epoxy coating on the inside of the cans protects the water from absorbing metal or its taste
— It stores well between 33 degrees F and can go up to 150 degrees F (1C to +60C)
— The water and packaging comply with standards for purified drinking water and have a 50 year shelf life
— MSRP is $29.95 per case of 24 cans
Find out more about Blue Can Water or find a distributor near you by visiting their site.
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