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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Guys and gals, what are some of your prepping plans for 2020? This is going to be a small political rant mixed in with prepping related topics. The first thing that comes to mind is the typical beans, bullets and band aids. Beans To address the beans, I would like to expand the fruit orchard...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Can anyone comment on the Berkey brand of water filters? I am considering the Big Berkey, but it is expensive. What do you suggest for alternatives? Thanks, Randle
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Should I prime my system now or wait for a disaster, to prime it? Will it hurt test the filter now? Is there a shelf life on a primed filter? Any help would be really appreciated.:)
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    :D: whooped em again 'ey josie.......whooped 'em again boy, whooped 'em again......:thumb:
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a Big Berkley & no matter what I do it leaks around the spigot. I reported it to the company & what they suggested didn't stop the leak. It appears the spigot is a flat surface & not making good contact with the round chamber. Anyone else have the problem + maybe a solution?....thanks
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I notice that some information states the Berkley Black filters remove viruses to an safe level and other sites omit the claim for viruses. I recently bought one and on the box the filters come in say "viruses > 99.999% - exceeds purification standards". On a couple of Berkley web sites they...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Safecastle posted on their facebook page that Mountain house price increases are in the pipeline. I quote, This means we have 2 months to buy mountain house before the price increase scheduled for July 1. Food - I would "love" to buy some more #10 cans...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Howdy y'all, I'm new to prepping. I've spent much of the last month researching, reading, thinking, etc., on my prepping strategy. Foodwise I should be ok ... I live just a few miles from a LDS cannery that is open to the public on Wednesdays (I called to verify)... and the prices are very...
  9. Food and water
    Hi I am new here and this is my first post. I am sure this has been covered before, but I have a water filter question. What would be the best way to prepare safe water for a family of six in the event that fresh water was no longer available? Specifically, whats the best way if you were...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    before storing? Will this mess up the system. I want one only for emergencies. Also, someone I know had trouble priming it for the first time, the black filters that is. Has anyone found this problem? thanks
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am getting ready to order one of these....any opinions from those more knowledgeable? They seem about the same specs.....thanks
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been reading the previous posts regarding the Berkley filters....Do folks still think they are probably the best for 2 folks to use to filter well water in SHTF scenario?....other suggestions?
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There are some kits out there that sell something like a berkey filter, 2 - 5 gallon buckets and spigot. What would happen if you took 2 - 5 gallon buckets, put a single black berkey filter in the top bucket, then filled the top bucket with sand? Drilled a hole in the lid of the bottom bucket...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    All, Ok, I'm going to finally pull the trigger and buy a Big Berkey. I've decided upon Amazon, but there are three options. People with Berkey experience: HELP!! 1. Big w/4 7" British Berkefeld filters - $235 Big Berkey Water Filter with 4 7" British Berkefeld Ceramic Filters...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in California and just ordered a big berkey water filter, then recieve an email stating that big berkeys cannot be shipped to california due to a lead free law. how freakin ridiculous is that. It makes me question what california is putting in the water.
  16. Off Topic Lounge
    Berkey Water Filter systems are amazing in their work. Filtering process is very necessary for your drinking water. These machines will help you to purify you water to drink and to use it in other works. Getting pure drinking water is necessary for any human being. These products can help you...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    No Berkey because I am in Kalifornia and they won't allow it in the state due to government regulations:mad: I have hundreds of gallons of rainwater stored in food grade containers and would like to have a filter system that I can use in case I need to make this water drinkable. Thoughts...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Having spent some thought and some effort towards researching the subject (see thread ) Treating water with forms of bleach for disinfection are beyond the capability of the average person. Due to the fact of chlorine products decaying...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just found this. I'd been wondering what was in a berkey filter and if I could make one. Looking forward to feedback on this.
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Can anyone tell me anything about the big berkey water filter?:confused:
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