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  1. 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...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    After some time here - reading, watching society - I came to understand that my simple stash of bottled water was sticking my head in the sand, so to speak. So I did the do - filtration, it ain't hard. I went with the carbon Super Sterasyl - bought 10 total - that gives me over 5 thousand...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just found this. I'd been wondering what was in a berkey filter and if I could make one. http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/homemade-berkey-water-filter/ Looking forward to feedback on this.
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Are there any articles or how to's on making your own water purifier for a BOB or camping situation? I have a Sawyer filter that I use for camping, but I really feel that my BOB needs it's own water purifier that I know will always be there if I need it.
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have seen the recommendation for inline water filters, but what is the best inexpensive filter for say rain barrel water, or pond water etc.:cool:
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i think i could make a sand water filter using a plastic sun tea container from walmart and layers inside.....idk, maybe? :confused:
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just looking at how the Berkey system works, after having to return my Aquasana filter, it seems you could make your own setup if you had the filters, as they all seem to use the same filters. Anyone have any issues with the Berkey filters? Anyone make their own system, like two 5 gallon...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been reading and collecting plans of different water filtration methods for use at my home, if needed, since we are currently using a municipality water system. I have seen several plans here (in the survival files section), in different discussions here and on other web links. I think I...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I came across this website and thought I'd share. You can build your own Berkey system for 1/2 the cost of a new one. This homemade filter uses actual Berkey ceramic filters and looks extremely easy to build. Even us ladies could make this one :thumb...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I came across this little gem, the guy was in SA for along time and posted some really good bushcraft Video's also.
  11. Urban Survival
    Hi guys, how is everyone? Im currently in the process of building a homemade water filter that uses activated carbon and sand. Its constructed out of extremely common materials that are easily available over here in the UK and im sure in other parts of the world in various sizes. The question...
  12. Urban Survival
    Ok. was trying to think of how to make a good water filter. At first I was thinking about a bucket of fresh clean sand. But I was reading an article on how to refill britta water filters for like 25 cents instead of buying new ones. Using active carbon. Just replace it once it's dirty as hell...
  13. Food and water
    A neat little video for making a water filter.
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