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    Hey guys, I searched the site and found some info on PFAS from 11 months ago so I’m just starting a new thread. PFAS contamination is new to me and I’m just learning about it. It seems horrific and I want to know more. Does anyone else have new information? I’m also looking for water...
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    I want a way to treat water in 55 gallon barrels for long term storage in my basement or elsewhere in the home, and I want to keep a supply of that treatment stored on site for future use. I read that bleach has a short shelf life, so it is not my best option to stock up on for future use...
  3. Food and water
    ...however I got a great deal on cases of MREs. So I'm set for a few months with food. What can I do to stock up for a few months on water? Should I just rotate out 5 gallon jugs? I rent, so big filtartion systems aren't much of an option. I'd prefer a BPA free way to store. Any ideas?
  4. Food and water
    I am thinking of using a fresnel lens to heat a cast iron pot to boil and/or distill water. Has anyone done this? I saw where the fresnel lens will bring things up to 3000 degrees! So, this should be a cost effective way to heat the water if the extreme heat can be controlled. The program I...
  5. Food and water
    Hi, I was thinking of an idea to use a NightStar Shake Flashlight modded with a UV light bulb. First you would filter the water through a ceramic water filter, that would make the water clear and free of debris, and then you would use the flashlight to destroy any biological contaminants...
  6. 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...
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    Did some testing of this multi-configuration filter. Thought I would share. I plan on taking it out on more trips. I like that you can use it as a straw, in a bottle, in-line with a water bladder and also has a faucet adapter. Anyone else test the sawyer filters? Searched the forum and...
  8. 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...
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    Berkey water filters provide the ultimate purified water for use from any source of water. The Berkey Filter Systems set a new standard for portable water purification when they introduced the Black berkey Purification Elements, which have a life span of 6,000 gallons and have the micro- pore...
  10. 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
  11. Vendor Deals
    Royal Berkey Systems are on Sale at 270.50: http://www.directive21.com/products/royal-berkey-system/ We are having a sale for a limited time on the Royal Berkey Systems, which happens rarely. Please let your family and friends know of the sale. theberkeyguy
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All So I am a member of the http://adams912patriots.org A group of 100+ regular members, that are conservative, focused more on local political education than anything else. The group had been asking for some prepper presentations. So me and a few others got together and came up with some...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im looking to get a water filter or purifier. and came upon the berkey black with pf-2 add on but from what ive been reading the start to fall appart and after 6 months the carbon is useless and starts attracting bacteria and viruses. with that, i have decided to look for other types of water...
  14. 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.:)
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i am currently in the process of finding a water purification device and stumbled upon this , i was wondering if any of you had two cents to chime in on it have you used in in nasty water? running streams? ponds? and does it work?
  16. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    The Steripen Sidewinder is a hand powered unit that purifies water with UV light. Being hand powered means you can use the unit when there is no electrify, and no batteries required. The SteriPen website claims the UV bulb is supposed to be good for 8,000 one liter treatments. Fill the...
  17. 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...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    If the instructions on the tablet bottle say to use 2 tablets per quart of water, does that mean you can use 1 tablet in a 1/2 quart bottle for the same results?
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    If you put water in a clear bottle, then set the bottle in sunlight for 8 hours, the UV rays are supposed to kill pathogens in the water. To facilitate the process, what would be a good UV reflector to lay the bottles on? Tin Polished aluminum - gets very hot in direct sunlight Mirror Tin has...
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