Thursday, February 9, 2012

Being prepared: Water

Being prepared for emergencies is a very important topic to me. Living on the Gulf Coast of Florida we have hurricanes during the summer and fall and they can devastate people’s lives. Being prepared with essential emergency goods will help ease most situations and is just a smart thing to do. 

One thing I am always concerned about is water. You can pretty much go without food for a while but not water. I believe it was last May or June when I invested in a Berkey water filter. We purchased the Berkey Light.
This says it best (from the directive21 website):
 “The Berkey Light is so powerful it can be used to purify non-potable or unhealthy water in situations where electricity and water pressure are not available. For normal everyday situations or for hostile filtration environments, the Berkey Light is the most flexible and adaptable water filter available. The Berkey Light provides reliable, user friendly, powerful and economical water filtration and enhances the ambience of any environment”.

We have iron & Sulphur well water and this is what our Berkey water filter looks like:


If you look closely you can see the line of dark water in the top (our well water) and then down below you can see how pure and beautiful it is! I was amazed. It tastes wonderful too. I am saving on bottled water too. Don't even buy it anymore. :)(Don’t you love our colorful walls, lol)
I was not asked to review this filter, I just believe in what it does and think people should be informed about this as a possibility for good clean drinking water. Even if you can’t get this filter, maybe you could start with the small water bottles they sell. Those are awesome too. I you would like more information you can go direct to www.directive21.com website. Jeff is a great guy and will answer any questions you might have.
All opinions are mine. I have not been solicited to write this review, I just believe in the product.
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11 comments:

  1. I lived in Sarasota for 2 years and you are so right on being prepared! One minute wonderful clear blue sky's and then boom so black and rainy you can't see in front of your face!

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    1. I know, lol. I have lived here all y life and remember many, many storms. :)

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  2. i was telling hub just tonight that we need a filter. we get a lot of build up of minerals in our hot water tank and certain times of the year the water table can get low and our water is a little brown. i want this filter! i have looked into them before, i know they are a bit spendy but worth it! thanks for sharing.

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    1. I couldn't think of a better investment! :)

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  3. Great post! We will be looking into this. Our well water is disgusting and we have to go get bottled water (in the 5 gallon jug) to drink. Yuck! Thank you for the reference!

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    1. It is expensive initially, but it is so worth it! It will save $$ in the long run for sure. :)

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  5. So I also have the Berkey Light and I do love it, one recent problem though. My Siamese has decided he enjoys sitting on the top and the other day he broke one of the filters. Broke it where the plastic is glued to the filter, not exactly broken but came apart. My question is this, what type of glue is being used so I can simply reglue it to resume using it? Filter is only 6 months old used with city water so it has alot of life left. I don't want to just use any type of glue because I don't want to defeat the purpose of the filter. help???

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    1. Well, I actually had a couple that went bad, the glue came off within weeks of recieving and through my dealer I got a hold of the manufactuer and they replaced them at no charge! They were excellent to work with so try that. Maybe yours were in that same batch as mine. They did ask that you send the "bad" ones back though, and unfortunately, I had already thrown mine out, but they honored it anyway. So I would go back to the people you bought from to see if they can help. :)

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  6. We are also looking into a water filter, but will likely make our own unit using Berkey filters to save $$. Here is the site I found on it: http://www.alpharubicon.com/kids/homemadeberkeydaire.htm

    I also found youtube videos that might be helpful to others looking to save $$.

    Thanks for the review!

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    1. oooo, thanks so much for the information!!! I would definitely look into that too! Thank you!

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