Water purifier?

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by rockpilefarmer, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. rockpilefarmer

    rockpilefarmer Member

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    Hi kids, this is my first time posting. I hope I am in the right place. We can live a long time with little food, but not long at all without water.

    I wanted to ask what you all are doing for water purification? I am seriously thinking about a Berky.
     
  2. vn6869

    vn6869 Afraid, very afraid

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    From everything I have read, Berkely is the way to go.

    Make sure you are getting a water purifier, and not a water filter.
    Also compare by the micron size of filteration. Not the claims of filtering 99.9% of contaminantes. That is a filter not a purifier, a purifyer should be less than 0.1 micron rated.

    JMHO
     

  3. Emerald

    Emerald Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rockpilefarmer! Glad to see ya made it here! Welcome! Now if you go down a few forums you will see the water and storage threads... They have tons of stuff down there and many things that I never would have thought of.
     
  4. rockpilefarmer

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    Hi ya Em. Thanks for the heads up on this forum. My daughter's 32 birthday is next week. Guess what she is getting from me? Yup, a Berky!:kiss:
     
  5. Emerald

    Emerald Well-Known Member

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    You're the bestest mom!:2thumb:
     
  6. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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  7. BillM

    BillM BillM

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    The best water purifier

    The best water purifier is a still !
     
  8. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    Not really, it's a slow working energy hog and it strips the minerals we need from the water. I'll use the gravity feed berkey and save the still for the mash. :)
    Stock up on your sugar and tomato paste before it gets too expensive.
     
  9. Tirediron

    Tirediron RockyMountainCanadian

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    Distilled water is the purest but tends to be a bit acidic, so you need to raise the ph a bit and should add some minerals for the longhaul :beercheer: