It was something back when something was recognized as way better than nothing and nothing was regarded as crazy, which is what they have now.
I'm always interested in the little local touches that accompany many stashes, like the private sector bottled water in this collection. A very good idea as long as the bottles don't break. Nowadays you should consider soda water for this kind of storage - the salt is likely to keep the water sterile long after the carbonation has faded away, it's in a sealed can and not easily compromised by a few bumps or shakes. You can buy it in cases which stack nicely.
The secret infrastructure of secret infrastructure.