No, it is not a toy, but yet another niche product that might prove effective in a shelter in place incident that has some duration. This device is made of plastic and molds to the contours of most common tubs found in homes or apartments to contain an instant supply of water. It won't replace water containers used when you evacuate - but it will secure a considerable amount of water in short order.
WaterBob claims to this device being rated to hold 100 gallons of water obtained from your tub faucet and can be filled in roughly 20 minutes. It comes with a simple pump device to extract the water as needed.
While it is claimed that the water could prove potable for up to 4-5 days this can be extended of course by using water treatment chemicals or devices to filter water as it is removed from the bladder.
You could store this on site and use this at the first indication of a shelter in place scenario or impending storm - or take it with you to you planned back up retreat if it is another home or apartment and used there. While filling it up you can attend to other tasks at hand like boarding up windows or securing items for an evacuation if need be.
Of course when full you would not be able to take it with you but considering the amount of water secured "inside" the bladder and not laying out exposed in a bathroom environment this can make a hopeless situation livable for a while.
CampingSuvival.Com carries them for about the price of a 5 gallon military water container which we have discussed in earlier blogs. If you have two tubs - great for you! If not, consider how you will be attending to a modified routine of personal hygiene.
This is one more good reason to keep your bathroom clean. Also don't forget that your toilet tank holds a reserve of water as well - not much, but it is there....and treatable.
Nothing is absolute in this preparedness effort as circumstances change and needs arise that may be totally out of your control but having redundant measures in place considerably increases the odds of your overcoming the odds against you in an emergency. This would be a good adjunct to your emergency water preservation efforts.
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