Our body is 70 percent based on water. Water is crucial for survival in everyday life. When you are stuck in a place where you don’t have access to water, the chances are that you will die of dehydration. However, there is another question that is important to ask before consuming water is that “Is the water safe to drink?” People often forget about the concept of shelf life when it comes to the drinking water. Drinking water is mostly available in two possible ways unopened bottled water and opened bottled water, both of them have different shelf life, which is why it is important to know if that water is safe for consumption or not. (Also read: How ice can help you to boil the water)
What is the shelf life of water?
When we use the term shelf life, it simply means the time period during which anything is safe for consumption. A shelf life of water is different in case of bottled water and opened bottled water. Let’s find out about it! (Also read: Survival Hack: How to start a fire using water)
How Long Does Bottled Water Last When Opened?
When you open up the bottled water then you are simply exposing it to the outer environment. So, if the water is not stored in an effective manner, that means if the water is not refrigerated on time. Then it turns undrinkable in 2 to 3 hours maximum. The reason for this is simple when the water consumes in contact with the outer environment. Then, it catches various contaminated agents, thus it turns undrinkable.
How Long Does Bottled Water Last If Not Opened?
There is no fixed answer to this question as it depends on many factors. Factors such as how the water was prepared before storage, how and where it is stored, etc. All these factors have a direct impact on the shelf life of the bottled water. In general, the sealed bottled water can last up to more than two years. However, the plastic storage has an impact on the water. (Also read: How can you use the coffee filter for survival)