Not all that long ago, I bought four, 2.5-gallon jugs of drinking water and stuffed them in the shed. Just in case, you know, the zombies attack and I need to drown them (guess I should also be stockpiling salt, in case of a triffid attack). Or in case there's an earthquake, but what are the odds of that happening in sunny California?
This evening, I went looking for paper towels, and found a big wet spot on the floor of the shed.
Yup. One of the jugs was empty, and another was partially depleted.
"BEST BY: 06/16/11" they said. Wasn't long after, the water got all restless and made its escape.
Maybe I should just buy some sturdy, food-grade containers and fill them with slightly bleachy water.
(Coulda been worse. Many years back, a co-worker bought some gallon jugs of DMSO, which didn't take long at all to degrade the plastic and start leaking out. I promptly repotted my share into a much sturdier jug.)