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 ...
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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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.
Last edited by SOCOM42; 12-22-2020 at 02:25 PM.