Originally Posted by StainlessSteel215
Well, when you come across articles like this (linked from Yahoo) makes me constantly wonder....could drinkable water grind to a halt over time? Putting SHTF-type crisis aside, we have to be prepared to consider issues like extreme climate change-related worldwide water shortages hitting various regions including the states.
Ive been considering the Berkey water filtration system as a backup along with storing up as many cases of water as possible. Anyone have experience with Berkey and can attest to its quality and longevity?
I just got back from their site, and I honestly couldn't see what type of filter it was. I would suggest a reverse osmosis filter and boil and cool the water before you run it through. Remember, boil the water for at least a few minutes, then let it cool to ambient temperature.
I did see one thing on their site which I strongly disagree with. They mentioned 10 gallons per person per week. They may have been talking about strictly drinking and cooking, so that could be the problem. The common recommendation for water during a disaster is three gallons per person per day. That includes drinking, cooking, washing dishes, and bathing. Even with that amount you will have to ration water.
Here is a link to a PDF from the CDC on making water safe.