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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How well does a LifeStraw filter water? Someone on youtube ran dirty water through a LifeStraw to find out. The end result was surprising as I was expecting "something" to slip through the filter. When it comes to stockpiling low cost water filters the LifeStraw seems the way to go.
  2. Food and water
    Both of my Sawyer Mini water filters, and my Sawyer PointONE water filter have stopped working. They have only been used a handful of times, mostly for videos and a couple of hiking trips. All three filters have been in storage fro around two years. Store room is a closet in my house. The...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am working on a concept of turning a Sawyer point one water filter into a group based water filter. Here on the property I have a clear running stream. The stream has a sandy bottom, about 20 feet wide, 6 inches deep and flows year round. The idea goes like this: Dirty water bag Clear...
  4. Food and water
    I've been looking into water purification tablets as an emergency back up method for making water safe to drink. And it seems to me that there are 3 types of water purification tablets: Iodine, chlorine, and chlorine dioxide. And it sounds like from my research that the iodine are the worst...
  5. Food and water
    A few months ago my 2 year old grand daughter pulled on the factory plastic berkey spigot. Something cracked or broke because the spigot started leaking where it connected to the Royal Berkey housing. While looking for a replacement I decided I did not want to go back with the factory spigot...
  6. 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
  7. 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.:)
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am coinsidering a backup purifier & have looked at the 4 liter complete system (SP-194)......any recommendations? I do want one that gets out viruses and is capable of just 2-5 gallons a day.....suggestions....thanks
  9. Urban Survival
    I'm new to these forums - I hope someone here can shed some light on this for me. I picked up a manual salt water filter at a garage sale a few weeks ago. Its a PUR brand product that is made to allow you to drink seawater once its run through the device. Does anyone have any experience with...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  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. Health, Fitness and First Aid
    Thought this was cool. Worth the look http://www.filterwater.com/pc-245-18...is-system.aspxEDIT Lets try this: http://www.filterwater.com/p-107-reverse-osmosis-filter-5-stage.aspx Just remember that drinking RO water is not good for you and you need to add minerals and electrolytes.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As the title states, does a water filter exist that can filter water straight from a stream or pond and be safe to drink? If so, what would be the best and most reliable one? Or would purification tablets be the best way to go?
  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. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I found one of these at the local Goodwill. (It was evidently a demo unit, as it has three holes drilled in the bottom of it.) Anyone have any experience with them? They look like a really good filter system for an off-grid homestead. I'm gonna patch mine up with some plugs from Home Depot...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Katadyne has a filter which claims about 13,000 gallons (depending on the water quality), Berkeley has filters that many swear by (though they had problems, not sure if they have been solved) and now I recently read on here about Sawyer filters (with backflushing claim they can filter 1 million...
  18. 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...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There are 3 basic priorities in prepping plans – food, water and shelter. Some people like to throw in fire, or the ability to make fire. But if you throw in fire, you need to crawl out from under your rock from time to time. Some things should be a given, such as packing medicines, fire...
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Sorry - just found this in another thread, I must have mistyped the search I did before posting. I just learned about this filter today. It's been in use since 2005, but just began to be sold in US and Canada in July 2011. It looks pretty good. Filters 1000 liters and sells for $19.95, which...
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