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Friday, December 19, 2014

WaterBOB--As God is my witness, I will never go without water again



Imagine my surprise when I found this on my doorstep on Thursday. A reader had said I was getting one from the company she contacted.  My only duty is to blog about it. Of course, my water emergency is over for now  even though I don't have hot water.

I worried when I heard I was getting this because I assumed it would be very heavy, too heavy to handle easily. I doubt it weighs 2 lbs. Plus, it is small enough not to gobble up storage for other emergency items.

Cost and shipping was only $29.95. Somehow, I assumed that such a critical piece of equipment would cost more. No, it is very affordable.

Taking only 20 minutes to fill the waterbob would also be an advantage over filling jugs one by one. I would not have to go to the grocery store because I am thirsty and find I had no jugs of potable water. Yes, I did that. Leaning over the neighbor's water hose in the dark and rain to fill jugs and then haul them home would be eliminated. Yes, I did that. Prevailing on your neighbor to deliver them to my back porch has been eliminated, too. I know he would be glad I have this now.

The website clears up a few questions I had. "Won't the continuous exposure to sunlight spoil the water?" Well, I just need to cover the waterbob to keep sun or light from the water. I think a blackout curtain like the ones sold for day sleepers would work. Easy peasy.

This would be just the thing for me, a woman who has 100% disability, limited mobility, lots of pain, older.

Go HERE to the site to learn more. The video starts up immediately and is loud, so turn down your volume.

So, weight, cost and storage space are all much less than I assumed. You can go HERE to see a video and peruse the website.

9 comments:

  1. It said the water is good for four days. Then I wonder what you're supposed to do with it? And I assume it will need something inside the bladder when you REfill it since old water forms a slime on the bottom after storage. Maybe a capful of bleach? Have you checked google for recommendations? Your readers think of everything.

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    1. The site says the water is good for a month. When you want to no longer use the water bob, slit the side and dispose of the water bob. I have good readers.

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  2. How wonderful. It will make your life sooooo much better.

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    1. EC,
      Right now, I no longer need it. But, when I do need it, I have it. it seems like a much better product for me than I had thought from reading. Having it in my hands changed my mind.

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  4. Sissy,
    I don
    t like you veiled accusations at all. NO, the frayed cord is not fixed at all. I hold it just right and it charges. If I turn off the computer, it recharges so I can type with both hands.

    Just keep your thoughts about my problems to yourself. OKAY? I still have the same computer and did not expect anyone to replace it. Keep your bad attitude to yourself. I am still having to deal with no shower, no hair washing, no hot water for the two loads that need it, no dishwashing, so things are not going as well as you might imagine. Lay off.

    I did not set out to get things.

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  5. Well, good. I know you can get 55-gallon drums that would do the same thing and that have spigots for accessing the water, but they would probably cost around $80-$100.

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    1. Snow,
      I have always wanted one of those 55-gallon drums with spigots. They could stay filled all the time.

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