Fast forward to today. Hubby Dear was moving things around in the back of our van and found this.
|Leaky and moldy!|
That's not dirt you see in the above photo! It is mold. Eeew! All five of the Aqua Literz I had in my van's emergency kit looked like this.
I never found a real hole on any of the Aqua Literz. It appears that water had been slowly oozing out, contained between the layers of cardboard of the packaging. No wonder it grew mold! I have no idea how any of this occurred since they were all stored securely.
|Not just mold but multi-colored mold.|
Obviously, I won't buy this product any more, but how should I store water in my vehicle kits?
Here are the options as I see them:
- Commercially bottled water - This would be an easy route to go. I am concerned with the possibility of the plastic leaching chemicals in the water, especially in a hot car. I'd also have to rotate this fairly frequently.
- Used juice bottles - I think the plastic in these are probably better than what is used in bottled water. I can't say that for sure, though. I'd certainly have to rotate these frequently, they might leak, and I'm afraid the water would taste funny.
- Canned water - Canned water is relatively expensive. It is hard to think of a more durable container to store water in, however, and it boasts a 30 year shelf life. I'd have to make sure that I keep a can opener handy and it isn't exactly the easiest thing to use on the go.
Am I missing something? How do you store water in your vehicle kits?