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Updated/2020 Water Filtration Systems- Suggestions, Info, Wisdom Needed

This is a discussion on Updated/2020 Water Filtration Systems- Suggestions, Info, Wisdom Needed within the Survival Gear Reviews and Questions forums, part of the Survival Gear Reviews, Questions, Sell, Swap category; Originally Posted by Nick I was thinking more along the lines of boiling over a fire. I have several of the Sawyer filters which are ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I was thinking more along the lines of boiling over a fire. I have several of the Sawyer filters which are more than adequate for most water to make it safe to drink. I was just saying if for some reason the only water a person had access to was really bad a combination of boiling and then filtering might not be a bad idea.
    Fire needs fuel. Doesn't matter if it's propane, wood, natural gas, electrickery etc.

    Boiling means a LOT of fuel.

    Pasteurizing means LESS fuel than boiling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    Pasteurizing means LESS fuel than boiling.
    How do you pasteurize water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    How do you pasteurize water?
    You....... heat it up. To 160-170°F.
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    I have a berkey on the way... I will use it often, get used to it..
    for pool shock, etc, how much is needed for 5 gallons of water?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve40th View Post
    I have a berkey on the way... I will use it often, get used to it..
    for pool shock, etc, how much is needed for 5 gallons of water?
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    We have 2 berkeys and we use them every day. We keep extra filters on hand and service as needed. We have well water that is about as pure as you can get but my wife wants her berkey. Can’t argue that. We also have the small 16oz berkeys as well and I use mine all the time.

    I think heat and chemicals work well but can be in limited supply. Regardless, we have all of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve40th View Post
    how much is needed for 5 gallons of water?
    I believe it's 1 part per 100. So very little. 1 tsp of shock in a gallon of water makes a gallon of bleach.

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    I have and use a Big Berkey all the time, I filter my town water with it, would use on my well if it is put into use.

    The amount of chemical slime and assorted particles the get filtered out is amazing.

    Clean the filters and tank once a year, I think it has been in the loop now for 16 years.

    Now if SHTF and no town water, the well water would be filtered and inspected.

    Come the need to use the lake or river water, my 35 gallon sand and charcoal filter would be used first, then the Berkey.

    The water would be chlorinated before going into the sand filter.

    I would check every batch run through the sand for any microscopic bacteria presence,

    Titration, for chemicals that would be present around here.



    Just to let you guys know, keep that shock separate from everything else,

    in a plastic bucket outside somewhere, it is corrosive as hell! I have about 30 pounds of it,

    wreaked havoc on carbon steel stuff where I first had is stored 20 years ago,

    it now resides in 5 gallon buckets outside behind a shed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    ....in a plastic bucket outside somewhere, it is corrosive as hell!........
    I keep mine in a glass jar with a glass lid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rachaels_apocalypse View Post
    Thank you for your responses so far! I am checking out Sawyer now. There definitely is a learning curve to these systems! And I’ll read that article'

    I should have mentioned. There is beautiful fast moving forest river that abuts my property (in winter), slower moving in summer but still clear. I need to find out the source. Further up in the mountains with nothing around, I’d assume. But I’d like to be sure.

    We also have two ponds, that get preeettyyy mucky and ugly for drinking come end of summer, on property.

    I’m sure if I walked around in the forest I’d be able to find more little water sources here & there as well.

    Just extra FYI.

    Rachael
    Rachael,
    Let me know if there are any specific questions I can help you with concerning Sawyer...

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