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Offline Matthew

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Critical for survival - a water filter
« on: June 03, 2010, 10:13:22 PM »
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    « Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 06:09:20 PM »
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  • This is all true enough, however, when civilization breaks down, one isn't going to be going to the local hardware store to buy new filters to replace the old ones.

    I'd like to hear about home made filters, and what works, and what doesn't and for how long that way.
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    « Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 09:16:50 PM »
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  • A well is also good to have because it's clean and free of flouride.

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    « Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 12:06:39 AM »
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  • Quote from: SpiritusSanctus
    A well is also good to have because it's clean and free of flouride.


    It's clean provided your water table isn't polluted with other stuff.
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    « Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 08:36:41 PM »
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  • And many wells need a pump---an electrical pump to get the water out.
    Hand operated pumps are impossible to get to much of the clean drinkable well water.

    I read this on the net probably a survival blog. I'll put it here and google some info on it later.

    You can use a tshirt to strain the water through and that will trap protozoa. Then mix about a capful of bleach in a gallon of water to kill bacteria and viruses. I only worry about the bleach killing normal, good bacteria but acidophilus might help with that.
    All of the above assumes you are at a base and not on the go.

    I think I read it at Rawles blog.
    http://www.survivalblog.com/


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    « Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 07:20:44 PM »
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  • Ya gotta check out the Berkeys:

    http://www.directive21.com/products.html

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    « Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 01:22:53 PM »
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  • Quote from: Iuvenalis
    Ya gotta check out the Berkeys:

    http://www.directive21.com/products.html


    I have a Berkey as well, soon to be upgraded with better filters.   Those things last a long time, too, without having to switch out the old ones for new ones on a constant basis.

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    « Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 01:34:49 PM »
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  • Berkeys are great, but it is wise, IMO, to have a top-notch portable filter, too.  FWIW, Katadyn makes some very good ones, from basic and inexpensive to bomb-proof and more pricey.
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    « Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 01:46:11 PM »
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  • Quote from: gladius_veritatis
    Berkeys are great, but it is wise, IMO, to have a top-notch portable filter, too.  FWIW, Katadyn makes some very good ones, from basic and inexpensive to bomb-proof and more pricey.


    Berkey makes portable filters as well.

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    « Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 03:31:04 PM »
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  • Well, ALL Berkeys are technically portable.  However, this...

    http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/categories_name-c-0/travel-berkey-p-186?zenid=1f5958e59f140880ef826f969430af52

    ...is not the same as this...

    http://www.katadyn.com/usen/katadyn-products/products/katadynshopconnect/katadyn-water-filters-endurance-series-products/katadyn-pocket-usa/

    ...and if you end up having to be on the move, which is entirely possible, the latter is MUCH better to have than the former.

    Is there some other Berkey product you have in mind, CJ?  I know they have some bottle thingies, but those will not be worth a darn in a serious or long-ish situation. From what I have seen, they do not make anything that is conveniently portable, for lack of a better term, in any and all scenarios.  FWIW, the Red Cross uses the Katadyn filter I linked.  It is one helluva filter, will filter 13000 gallons (give or take), and can be taken anywhere.
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    « Reply #10 on: July 23, 2011, 04:12:35 PM »
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  • Check out the link I posted. I think you will find some pretty portable Berkeys!


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    « Reply #11 on: July 23, 2011, 04:48:44 PM »
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  • Thanks, Iuvy, although I still prefer the Katadyn Pocket...
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    « Reply #12 on: July 23, 2011, 04:57:54 PM »
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  • You've definitely got me interested! Once I'm on a computer instead of a phone I will give them a look. Been meaning to get a portable filter for bugouts.

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    « Reply #13 on: July 23, 2011, 05:52:20 PM »
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  • The Katadyn Pocket is $300, so it is out of the price range of some people, but it is worth every penny.  Unfortunately, mine 'walked off' (long story) a few months ago, but filters like it are ideal for bug out bags, etc., and most are not nearly as expensive.
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    « Reply #14 on: July 23, 2011, 06:13:35 PM »
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  • Quote from: gladius_veritatis
    Thanks, Iuvy, although I still prefer the Katadyn Pocket...


    Thanks for that!

    I have been wanting a Berkey for years, and that's the only one I knew of that was really good.

    Now, I have another option, and it's cheaper!

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