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Berkey Water Filter Contest

Berkey Water Filter ContestPlease Rate This Article Interested in winning a Berkey Water filter?  Then check out this thread on the forum – Berkey water filter contest. Prizes Include: First Prize: Berkey Light System & PF2 Fluoride Filter set Second Prize: Big Berkey System Third Prize: 1 Emergency Seed Bank 25 Runner ups will receive […]

Cholera post disaster

angelina river jasper texasHere in the good ‘ole USA, do to the massive amounts of chlorine that we put in our water, waterborne diseases are pretty rare. Sure there might be the occasional case of Cryptosporidium, but cases of Cholera, Polio, and Typhoid fever are pretty rare.

So what brought the topic of Cholera up? It was an article on CNN about how fast Cholera can be deadly. This is news to me, I would have never thought that Cholera could turn deadly in just a few hours. I thought that just about all waterborne infections took 3 – 10 days for the first signs to show up, then a few days for dehydration to take place, with death finally occurring. With my understanding of how Cholera progressed, death would occur 7 – 14 days after infection. But after reading that article from CNN, Cholera has earned a new level of respect and fear.

Royal Berkey water filter at the camp

Its not enough to have survival plans, those plans have to be tested from time to time in a variety of conditions. And then, the results of those test have to analyzed. From the results of those test, what do you need to improve the outcome?

Between July 30 – August 1 my family and I spent 3 days at the camp; while we were there, I decided to hook up the Royal Berkey water filter and give it a test. The Royal Berkey had been assembled, but never actually used. And like all survival gear, it needs to be tested before its actually needed.

Water is one of the basic survival needs- food, water and shelter. But having just “water” is not good enough, it needs to be “safe water.”

Awhile back I got a Royal Berkey water filter from Directive21.com – it was setup and a video was made about it. From there it was packed up and relocated to the camp, where it has stayed in storage for the past few months.

Water was taken from a nearby creek and poured into the reservoir. In about 15 minutes I could hear the first drips of the water hitting the bottom of the holding tank.

In about an hour, I was able to get a juice glass of water from the Royal Berkey.

Trip to the camp

Trip to the campPlease Rate This Article A couple of weeks ago my family and I made a trip to the camp.  The wisteria was blooming, the weather perfect, and life was good.  As we were packing up to go to the camp, I took the time to load up some survival stuff and “make […]

Berkey Water Filter Contest

Berkey Water Filter ContestPlease Rate This Article When disaster strikes, will you and your family have plenty of safe drinking water? If your one of the lucky 8 winners, that problem might be taken care of (at least for a little while). Jeff  “The Berkey Guy” (from Directive21.com “LPC Survival Ltd.”) is holding a contest […]

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