Hey Water Snob, I agree with you as ceramic does not remove viruses however seems like an inexpensive filter and all you have to do is add clorox bleach and you have clean water! Clorox.com | Disinfectant Products FAQHi Folks,
It may be good as a water "FILTER" but a water "PURIFIER" is in a whole different league.
That is why I trust the "Black Berkey Purification Elements" and things like boiling, chlorine etc.
I guess it just depends on to what level you need your water to be cleaned.
I've used the basic ceramic filters on hiking trips with Boy Scouts for years and drank from some very bad water sources with no (known) ill effects. Sometimes there was feces floating in the muddy water we had to drink.
That said; I wish I had known about the purifier elements instead. I'll never go back to ceramics again unless I just use them as a pre-filter for the Black Berkey purifiers.
Re-reading my words I'm wondering if I'm turning into a "water snob?"
All the Best,
I've never tried that brand before, but ceramic is basically the cream of the crop of filters. I'm of the belief that you want to combine a filtering method (ie ceramic for larger particles) and a purification method (ie boiling or iodine for small bacteria/viruses) to really be sure about your water. Obviously it's not possible in every case, but I think it's ideal.
I made 3 of these with an extra filter for myself total investment maybe $130.00. The others go to my Son and one to his in-laws (also prepper's). Each filter is good for around 700 gallons of water. Clean water will be good for bartering. Have started to save plastic water bottles too.I found this on youtube this morning. Looks like a reasonable way to supplement your water storage.