posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 06:37 AM
From my understanding most leeching occurs when the plastic bottles are heated up... so, bottles left in car during summer months, bottles left in
direct sunlight etc...
Leeching is a worry for me, with regards to the wider health implications, but in a survival situation... I’ll take whatever I can get my hands
Besides, you don’t know what type of survival situation you will be facing; it could be that all the local fresh water supplies have become
contaminated and dangerous to drink. I assure you that dehydration will kill you far quicker than any leeching the may have occurred.
I have 40 litres of water stored in plastic bottles. I will drink them in an emergency... However, if I jump in my car and see a small bottle of water
I’d forgotten to remove for a few days, I discard it.
Oh... the other thing I heard is leeching is also caused by people constantly reusing water bottles.
Oh... and another other thing hehe... reticledc is correct... glass bottles are best... we have some glass bottles that we reuse for travel. And we
also have a very large collection of glass jars. Glass is great
[edit on 29-9-2009 by Muckster]