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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. 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. Food and water
    After living in San Francisco 1999-2002, then back home in east Tennessee 2003-2006, then Juneau, Alaska 2005-2015, I have found something disturbing recurring within america, even where the water is rated by "the feds" as the best in America. When I first moved to San Francisco, I wanted to...
  4. Alaska
    I moved to Juneau, Alaska in 2006 and instantly loved it for many reasons. The constant fresh air, the attitudes and work ethic of the locals, especially the ones who had grown up to full maturity there, and THE FRESH WATER. I lived in the Mendenhall valley and the water, as many know, is...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone had any problem with the No-Rad-Zone.com company? I ordered a Big Berkey water filter system, extra filters, two sets of fluoride filters and some potassium iodide. I ordered it back at the end of May and have only gotten the potassium iodide. They sent me a email when I ordered the...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What kind of water filtration are people using? Most filter bacteria and protazoa, but what about viruses? How important is it to have virus removal capabilities?
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I was perusing through this month edition of my backpacker newsletter and came across this interesting article. I guess my curiosity rose because I have been shopping a water treatment solution and was looking at combining filtration with a steripen or chemical treatment. After reading this...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While stockpiling survival gear for a long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation, I think it is important to pause, review, and then move forward. It does no good to stockpile the same thing over and over, while overlooking other essential preps. The changing of the seasons, a new year, or every 3 –...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    About the author - I am not a professional in safe drinking water, so this article should be considered as opinion, and not as scientific fact. When possible links have been provided to authority sites to backup certain statements. Lets talk about safe drinking water during a long term SHTF /...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm sure we've all made some terrible mistakes when camping, hunting, hiking, or doing anything out in the woods. It's always good to learn from other peoples' mistakes, so I thought I'd post a few of mine. I once killed a deer, and was field dressing it, when I got to the pelvis. Thinking I...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have to preface my introduction by saying that I have been reading over these boards for the past few weeks, and I am very intrigued. I would normally dismiss people doing what you guys are doing as lunatics. However, I can't help but agree with the unifying sentiment here that it would be...
  12. Food and water
    I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Berkey Water filter. (Unless any member(s) can talk me out of it.) I found they have the Big Berkey for $239 on their website. Any better and/or cheaper that will be as good/better then this one? What do actual users have to say about it (pros/cons).. Please...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've seen a number of different methods of purifying water, so I thought it would be good to get some feedback on what others think are good methods. Personally, I don't like chemical filtration- it works, but chemicals like chlorine cause cancer. Activated Carbon is pretty good, but I've...
  14. Urban Survival
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  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I bought a Katadyn Vario off of Amazon on March 30th, 2011 for $73.84. Today that same unit is $89.90. The Hiker Pro has gone up just about the same amount over the last few days. For those that don't have one, I think it would be wise to pick one or two up while there are still some available.
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    they get these in stock about every few weeks and sell out quick. Great addition to any bag - small, easy to use, and filters more "stuff" than most others. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sawyer-Water-Purifier-Kit-w-34-Oz.-Polycarbonate-Bottle-and-Faucet-Adapter/5854374?adid=bzv_fb_revshr_001 just...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I haven't been here a lot recently, so I was wondering if there was a shortage on Berkeys now? I went to the site offered here directive21.com (?) and they are currently out of the Big Berkey and Royal Berkey for 2-6 months approximately. I found them at Pleasant Hill Grains. The Big Berkey...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So a new prepper here. More and more I read, the more and more I start to plan. I had a pretty good month and have an extra $2,500 to spend on prep. Here is what I currently have (it aint much): 2 Large Alice Packs 24 MREs 1 Machete 2 Leatherman Tools Waterproof Matches Pair of Binoculars 38...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi Guys I have been humming and hawing over which water filter to buy. I think that a serious "delux" travel model is the "Katadyn Pocket" The specs states that it filters down to 0.2 microns and will filter 13,000 gal (50,000 L) which is very impressive. It's price is around $300 and it...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been searching here with the sites search feature and I also did a google search of the site to find some info on the top units out there but didn't find what I was looking for or anything relatively current. So please feel free to shoot me some links. I want something for SHTF, I have a...
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