Sunday, March 8, 2020

Prepping, Gardening and Emergency Storage with Baytec Products

Emergency Storage, Prepping, Gardening with Baytec Products. 

Many people are interested in Prepping for any type of disaster that inevitably will occur; the American Red Cross suggests storing fresh water, food supplies and other emergency essentials needed to get through the disastrous time period. Most of these type of natural occurrences such as the flooding we experienced here in our building with Hurricane Harvey, only last mere days, but sometimes have lasting effects.  Many of us were trapped in our homes during this time, so having a new water barrel with purified water ready to use is the number one thing to have on hand in the event of an occurrence.  

We, here at Baytec, have Water Storage Barrels and a water treatment called Purogene, which is used to stabilize the water, to take out the oxygen so it does not grow bacteria.  This will remain fresh in the barrel as long as it stays water tight.  Along with this we also have a variety of pumps of which to pump out the fresh water and jugs or buckets to transport water for personal use.  

many people ask us, How much water should I store in an Emergency.  FEMA recommends storing at least 2 quarts per person per day as a guide line, for a family of 4 this is 2 gallons a day on just a normal basis, without the daily use of toilets or washing dishes, so you can see it adds up fast.  Water is the number one essential need across the world so providing the container along with a stabilizer and pump to extract the water gives a good basis for emergency preparation.   During the winter months some residents may use the Heat Blankets to keep the water from freezing in the barrels. 

Spring time of course prompts the Tight Head Rain Barrels for small water collection or for heavier water collectors, they many choose to get our Rain Harvesting Tanks, which offer a variety of colors to match their houses.  Other applications for water we have seen would include some using the IBC Totes for Pressure washing, or used at Deer Leases during the Fall months for water storage or shower sources.  One very popular item among the Baby Boomer generation these days is the Water Bags, which are used for RV Water storage, who also use the Purogene for their reservoir tanks. 

Another series of Emergency Preparation would be for Food Storage. Many of our customers will use the 5 or 6 Gallon Buckets with the Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers to store dried beans, rice and the like.  We carry the Mylar Bags in many different sizes such as the quart, gallon and 5 gallon on up to 55 gallon.  Along with this we also sell the heat sealers to close the bags and the Oxygen Absorbers to take the oxygen out to preserve and stabilize the food.  Other accessories for these include bag clips, flat, spout or Gamma Seal Spin Top Lids for  our 3.5, 5 or 6 Gallon Buckets.  We also sell the containers that are sets with spin top or square with hinged lids for easy access. 

Another point to consider is food availability.  Some have expressed that growing some basic food of your own is helpful for a sense of peace of mind.  Rain Water Collection has been a very popular way to utilize nature to your use.  Here at Baytec Containers there are several products used for Gardening applications such as the Open Head Barrels or the  Rain Harvesting Tanks to harvest the rain water and store it to use at a later time, just in case there is a drought or contamination of your local water.   Our Variety of Brute Containers Buckets used to collect natural products to build Composting for gardening and making their own compost fertilizer.  We also have many different Shovels and Scoops to help with the compost  transfer process or packing it down. 

 There are many other items that can be used around the house for general use, feel free to ask us any questions to our email; call us at 800-560-2334 or visit us at our retail location: 4761 Hwy 146, Bacliff, Texas, 77518, where there are many other items we can suggest to our customers, such as our Propane and Propane Accessories or Firewood products.  

At our Propane Refill Bottle Station we Fill’em while you wait.  You can see these products on, where it will give you a small idea of the prices at our retail store as well as the location and hours.  Also here we sell Local Honey among other things. 

Written By: 
Pamala A. Hook

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