My friend just told me that they have 55 gallon water drums at Walmart for $40.00!! Those are almost $70 online at the emergency preparedness places. If you can afford one, this would be a wise investment!
**A person can live for weeks without food, but significant damage can be done to your body in a matter of days without water. A 55 gallon water barrel is one of the easiest, most efficient ways to maintain your long-term permanent home water storage supply. 55 gallons of water will provide 4 people about a gallon a day each for drinking (2 quarts), cooking, and light personal sanitation (2 quarts) for 2 weeks. This amount is recommended as a minimum supply of emergency water.
Don't forget to also stock up on bleach as a water purifier!