SIX MONTHS ESCAPE/PREP 8
( Six Months To Escaping The Rat Race And Preparing For The Apocalypse Cash On The Barrelhead )
I used to be an advocate of Berky water filters. Importantly, they only cost $55 after shipping and where available at Lehman’s. Unfortunately to a legion of former readers who had the audacity to abandon me after I failed to support semi-automatic weapons, that advice blows rabid monkey testicles. Somewhere in the past I got it in my head that Berky filters were good for 13,000 gallons of treated water. I had mixed it up with the far superior filter Katadyn. Berky is only good for 800 gallons. I feel poorly for misinforming folks, but believe me it was by accident. I hate every swinging cheese dingus out there giving me poor advice because of a combination of their greed to make money jumping on the prepper bandwagon and just mindlessly parroting crap they’ve heard instead of figuring out things on their own. I would never purposely emulate them. Katadyn is sold by Amazon and I would buy several if I were you. It is now about the same price as Lehman’s Berky. I don’t think $100 is too much to pay for years worth of clean drinking water for your family ( you must have back-ups as they are a bit of the fragile side ). But don’t wait too long to stock up. They have silver in the ceramic element and if that cost goes up so does the filter.
You don’t need to spend $300-400 for a commercial filter. Take a single replacement filter element and use that to make your own unit. Take a five gallon bucket and drill the same size hole as the nipple on the element ( a filter is the whole unit, an element is one ceramic tube inside the filter that the water passes through, to try to avoid confusion here. When I say filter I usually mean just the ceramic element so I’m trying to differentiate here ). Poke the nipple through, from the inside of the bucket down pointing out through the outside of the bottom of the bucket. Screw on the wing nut to the protruding nipple. You tighten this down, the washer on the inside is compressed and forms a water tight seal. Take a second bucket with a lid and cut a whole in the lid so that the bucket on top can rest on the bottom bucket and the nipple pokes through the lid. You fill the top full of pre-filtered water ( through a towel or coffee filter or screen or what have you to get out the big particles ) and the water goes through the filter element and the bottom bucket fills with pure water. Note, this is bacteria/virus/microscopic bug proof water, not chemically purified water. The filters don’t handle those. Crap that’s alive will be filtered, not stuff from DuPont.
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