There are several reasons why you may want to make your own bleach at home instead of using store-bought stuff. First, gallons of bleach take up a ton of space when you’re trying to stockpile enough to get you through several months of disaster. Another reason is that standard bleach has a relatively short shelf life.
That’s right – most people don’t realize that those 20 bottles of bleach in the basement will start to lose potency after about 6 months. At the year mark, assuming you’ve kept it between 50 and 70 degrees F, it loses 20% potency, then about 20% per year after that. In other words, when you reach for it to disinfect water or living space, it may not be any good. It’s OK though – we have a couple better options for you that work just as well.
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