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Mosin 11-08-2012 02:52 PM

Zero water/Brita
Does zero water or Brita act as an acceptable filter for SHTF?
Could I filter pond/lake water, then run it through one of these devices and drink it safely?

If yes, do you have any links/evidence to support this?

Thanks. Prep safe.

BigB 11-08-2012 03:02 PM

I always wondered the same thing.

trip286 11-08-2012 03:18 PM

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therhino 11-08-2012 04:39 PM

No. A Brita filter is just activated carbon and a softening agent. It just makes water taste better, it doesn't purify it. All those little amoebas and such will still be in the water after you run it through the Brita.

paintsplat 11-08-2012 05:24 PM

The berky black filter is supposedly on of the best

hiwall 11-08-2012 06:52 PM

From their website
"The ZeroWaterŪ systems currently sold do not have the capability to remove bacteria."

BigB 11-09-2012 03:16 AM

Yeah, now that I think about it, they do not remove the pathogens! Maybe after purifying for real, you could run the water through to improve the taste.

Mosin 11-09-2012 03:19 AM

Hmm... I'll have to look up microns. You'd think if it could 'purify' water to 'zero' ppm, it could remove bacteria.

Seems like it'd be better just to boil, and skip the filter.

Mosin 11-09-2012 03:21 AM

Or just spend years developing immunity to my local water sources, like in Princess Bride. :-D

fireguy 11-09-2012 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by mosin (Post 1007416)
or just spend years developing immunity to my local water sources, like in princess bride. :-d


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