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  1. 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...
  2. Food and water
    I saw the Sawyer and got excited until I saw it didn't filter chemicals and heavy metals. So.... I'm looking for a straw-type/similar sized water purifier (cysts, bacteria, and viruses) that also removes chemicals and heavy metals... and is rugged enough to withstand getting dropped, thrown...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey guys, Thanks in advance. I'm looking at the Katadyn Expedition to start with. Just because it seems to be the biggest volume I've found. Other threads I have read say that one system won't be all I need. So a partner to this one? I do realize that filtration is not purification. There...
  4. 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
  5. 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.:)
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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 $19.95, which...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone know if the below listed ceramic water filter is any good. I already bought two and just wanted to see if they are worth using. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP352-1.html Thank in advance
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Here's a water purifier developed by an Australian professor/potter for the 3rd world. Clay + used coffee/tea + straw + cow poop http://en.howtopedia.org/wiki/How_to_Make_a_Coffee-Clay_Water_Filter
  16. Urban Survival
    So, I need some suggestions. I am looking to get a water filter, but as usual I have a pretty limited budget. Looking for something in the 50-90$ range. I already checked out the Katadyn Vario Multi Flow Water Microfilter(Amazon.com: Katadyn Vario Multi Flow Water Microfilter: Sports &...
  17. Urban Survival
    I was wondering if anybody here has used this water filter: http://www.sawyer.com/SP184.htm. Says it's good down to .1 microns, and thats smaller than most Katadyns that I see. I'm looking at it as a bug in or bug out water filter due to it's ability to be transported easily. My concern...
  18. 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.
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm new to posting but have lurked forever! Have never seen anyone mention pur water packets. there small packets of powder and one packet purifies 2.5 gallons of water. There realy cool look them up on youtube. they take a bucket of SUPER DIRTY WATER and it cleans it!
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I was on another unnamed forum and a guy posted about lifestraw filters with a youtube link to a lady drinking cow poo water with it. It looks like a blue 10" tube filter made of plastic. If you have one post or pm me please.
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