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  1. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    QUESTION:I just bought a respirator/gas mask. Are the filters any good? How long will the filter last if I need to use it? Storage Life Provided they are properly sealed, the filters are good until the expiration printed on the packaging. This may be 1 year, 5 years, 10 years or even...
  2. Food and water
    OK, so after a little bit of research, and some well-deserved and humbly-taken criticism and correction from the folks on SB, I set sail on my journey to build a water filter. Here is exactly how I did it, and exactly what I ordered to do it. First, I secured all the gear that I needed...
  3. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    I have a full NBC kit including an SGE400 mask and was wondering what the best way to care for the silicone seal is, as well as general maintenance of the mask. Does anyone have any experience with this? Also, considering the cost of filters, what does everyone do or having a mask "ready to...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This is a real interesting read. http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/uv-water-purifiers-are-bull****-and-so-are-some-filters-1704387492 I personally would pre-filter any water I want to treat from exp and reading into the fine print. And feel that nothing beats boiling water for 5 minute's...
  5. Food and water
    I'm looking for an under sink water filter for somewhere around $500 or less. It would need to remove Chemicals including chlorine and fluoride. It'll be installed in my kitchen and I'd like for it to have a spigot that would come out of the extra hole where the sprayer used to be, I use city...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here is the official Berkey Response, just so that it is posted here for reference: ALGAE BLOOM – FAQ Below is some information that might be helpful, with respect to the recent Algae Bloom and resulting contamination of the water supply to Toledo, Ohio: “…Cyanobacterial cells range in size...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    how do you ventilate your blast/fall out shelter? vertical pipes to the surface seem the most common, but i have been reading they can be sheered off by high winds. alot mention a aluminium pipes up to the roof ( or to the otuside), but the pressure from some of the waves will crush the pipes...
  8. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    In a survival situation that you have to purify water (boil or filter) if you don't have that option, and you get sick. What natural medicinal plants can you use or store bought meds should be carried in your survival, BOB, or SHTF, kit. thanks. medicines
  9. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    Is there any way to? I don't see any seams that I can break open. I want to empty a filter to make a dummy one used for practice purposes, that isn't so hard to breathe through. Can it be done?
  10. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    I recently ordered a 3M 6200 half-face respirator and for some reason when I breathe in or out slightly the one-way filters sound like somebody is blowing rasberries. Is the mask defective? Would it be safe? I'm new to respirators, sorry. I wish I had more detail to give.
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So I have a survival bag for camping, 4x4'ing, fishing, hiking, exploring, natural disaster, etc. and I really think it needs a revamp. I have actually lost a few things too or had things removed or even stolen. I'm approaching this in groups to make it easier and I'm doing the water group now...
  12. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    The following article appeared in Pelastustieto [I've translated it as Rescue which is an approximation, literally it's RescueKnowledge] which is (I quote their website http://www.pelastustieto.fi/site/index.php/in-english): "a trade journal and a joint mouthpiece for the fire and rescue service...
  13. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    Hey guys I know almost nothing about NBC gas masks, I have two questions hopefully some of you will help me. 1 - Are expired filters still usable? Maybe they won't filter everything but will offer some degree of protection? Is it true that they can become toxic after expiration date? 2 - Do...
  14. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    What's the difference between the Super Stearisyl filters and the "black filters" that go in Berkey systems? All I want is something with activated charcoal and the SS filters have that.
  15. Vendor Deals
    We just updated our system with a coupon code generator and want to give it a whirl... For any purchase over $209, which includes the Berkey Light and the Big Berkey Purifiers, we will immediately send you a coupon for $27.00 off your next order (minimum $27.00 order, made within 45 days of...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Another alternative I just found out about in the base camp water filter category, with 5 gal. bucket adapter. :thumb: It is reasonably priced with an uncharacteristically high filtration life vs. Katadyn :eek: The Sawyer Point One https://www.sawyersafetravel2.com/more.asp?pid=121 also...
  17. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Just wanted to open up a thread on everything about portable water filters and purifiers, if you have one (or more) please specify the name of it/them. I have a msr miniworks, a msr sweetwater, and a steri-pen journey:)
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